|He glanced at the
lotus, when Brahma who has to create the world appeared with his in signia of Book,
Kamandalu, Yajnopavita and Dandam. Finding himself alone on the lotus petals he went on
thinking too high of himself. He was not able to look down; consequently he thought
himself to be this only monarch of all he surveyed. Thus the vanity of self, the ego
appeared in his mind. Vishnu immediately realised the appearance of vallity in the mind of
Brahma to be a very unhealthy sign for a person why would be in charge of creation, and
wanted to curb the feeling by nip ping it in the bud. So he created an opposition in the
form of demons, Madhu and Kaitabha.
Kaitabha found an intruder in Brahma and wanted to finish him off. Brahma was placed in a
dilemma and thought it better to hide himself by going down into the stem of the lotus.
But unfortunately, Providence had decreed, down the stem was the eternal deluge.