Thanks for the update! What an episode!!!
I was actually surprised @ Mahadev giving them such a big hint - it actually makes Guha look even less intelligent than he actually was. In the original story, from what I know, Bappa thought this out himself and after circumnavigating his parents, he claimed the prize, claiming the Vedas as his source for parents == universe. Mahadev & Parvati were totally taken aback by that revelation of his. Anyway...
I was surprised at 2 big things - the contest being such a public affair, and Indra and other devas being participants. I always thought that it was just a family affair (like the start of the episode). Okay, there is no way that the Ganas could be left out of any function about Mahadev, but the devas? And all of them being in this race? Speaking of which, I wish my own school sports (where I sucked) was as easy as this one was for Ganesh
Airavat - wasn't he a white elephant, and didn't he have only 1 head, but many tusks - IIRC, 4? It was funny to see him. And who was the deva riding a bull?
Nandi drawing the start line looked pretty funny, but yeah... I thought that someone would shoot a rifle, but they went w/ the shankh-naad. Normally, for just a Kartikeya-Ganesh event, why would they need all that, but yeah, if the devas are gonna crash it, it's something else altogether
Although one knows how it would end, it was a torture watching Ganesh & his mushaaks - first he does puja, then he goes to fill up the void left by Surya & Agni, then he goes back to the race... All the while, i was hoping to see him go around Shiva & Parvati 3 times, but he was so slow that by the time he was done w/ all that, Kartikeya was back
Speaking of Kartikeya, what was he shooting for - the fair play award? If Sumali's spy was out to lead the devas astray, Kartikeya should have just let him lure those cheats and continued, finished his race and then
gone to rescue them
When he was entrapped in that fireball, I was thinking - shouldn't he get a cold from all the heat-cold variations, and shouldn't his sneezing put out that fireball?
Let's see tomorrow's episode. By the judgement, Mahadev seems to have decided to award the winner not on basis of the competition at all (unlike in the original story). It's like awarding an IPL cricket match to whoever did better in the FairPlay awards. I agree w/ Srushti - Parvati's anger is justified yet again.
I too noticed that they've started using sansar in place of srishti. From what I understand, sansar also means family, and now that Mahadev's family seems complete, they are using sansar instead of srushti. Although who knows, they may add Ayappan and Manasa Devi further down the line. If you want srushti's kalyan to be back as an objective, we need another Coolbie (maybe one who can take Minakshi's extra WU day) named Sansar, so that we can create some more 'balance' in the DkDM universe