ज्योतिष्मती

jyotishmati balaram ki ardhaangini revati ke poorvajanm ka nam tha. jab chakshush manu yajn kar rahe the, tab unake yajn kund se ek kanya prakat huee. manu ne use apani putri bana liya aur usaka nam rakha- jyotishmati. jab usake vivah ka prashn aya to kanya ne kah diya ki- "jo sabase balavan ho, vahi mere svami hoange."

kathin tapasya

sabase balavan kaun? prithvi par to bal mean taratamy rahata hi hai. devalok mean iandr, vayu adi devata bhi apane ko sabase adhik balavan kaise kah dete. aant mean nirnay hua, jo sabase balavan bhagavan anant, jinake sahasr phanoan mean se ek phan par sanpoorn dhara mandal nanhian sarshap ke saman pralay paryant dhara rahata hai. bhagavan anant tak to manu pahuanch nahian sakate the. devataoan ki bhi pahuanch vahaan tak nahian thi. unaki kripa ho to ve kisi ko darshan dean. unake sath manu putri ka kaise vivah kar dete? kiantu jyotishmati nirash nahian huee. usane tap karana praranbh kiya– "mere vahi svami haian. maian tapasya karake unhean prapt karooangi."[1]

indr ka shap

iandr, yam, kuber, agni adi kee devata aur lokapal us tapasvini ke pas pahuanche. koee chhal nahian, sab apane svaroop mean hi usake tapovan mean ge. pratyek ne apane parakram ka svayan varnan kiya aur prarthana ki– "devi! ap pati roop se hamean svikar kar lo." tumhara itana sahas ki mere pani ki prarthana karane a ge. jyotishmati trilok suandari thi to akalpy tejasvini bhi thi. usane prarthana karane ae devata ko asvikar hi nahian kiya, pratyek devata ko koee n koee shap de diya. devaraj iandr kupit hue. unhoanne bhi shap diya- "ugrateja! tumane devataoan ko akaran hi shap diya hai. kumari kanya se vivah ki prarthana karana koee aparadh nahian hai. tum asvikar kar detian–koee chhl ya bal ka prayog to nahian kar raha tha. tumane niraparadhoan ko shap diya hai, at: anant parakram bhagavan anant ko pati roop mean prapt karake bhi tumhean putrotsav ka anand nahian prapt hoga." lekin bhagavan anant ki ardhaangini ko shap dekar us par sthir rahana bahut kathin tha. devaraj ko svayan kahana p da– "yadi apake svami devataoan ka sankat haran kareange to yah shap nishprabhav ho jaega. shap antat: prabhavahin ho gaya."

"dhanyavad! maian un shricharanoan mean anany prem chahati hooan." tejasvini jyotishmati ne iandr ke shap ki upeksha kar di– "mere prem mean doosara koee–koee santan bhi bhag lene ave, yah mujhe nahian chahie." jyotishmati ka tap kathin tha. usaka tap: tej badhata chala gaya. brahma vivash hue–unaki srishti hi samapt ho jae yadi koee sattvagun ko simatit badhata chala jae. manu ki kanya–vah parthiv vapu to nahian thi ki usaka sharir kasht sahan ki koee sima pakar nasht ho jae. hans vahan lokasrashta prakat hue. unhoanne anurodh ke svar mean kaha- "putri ! ab tum is kathin tap ka tyag karo. vaivasvat manvantar ki atthaisavian chaturyugi ke dvaparaant mean bhagavan anant dhara par avatirn hoange. maian vachan deta hooan ki ve tumhean apani ardhaangini ke roop mean svikar kar leange."