Now hear me intently!"
Manu once performed a great yagna on a grand scale attended by celestials too.
During the course of it, there arose a dispute regarding the supremacy of gods
among the Trimurthis. Each learned scholar and spiritual luminary advanced his
argument with evidence justifying his selection. The plethora of proofs in
respect of each claim was so confusing that the elders thought it fit send one
sage for spot observation and report the findings for conclusion by the
committee formed for this. The choice fell on Sage Brighu, son of Brahma. Brighu
first went to Kailas. And on securing admission into the innermost chamber by
Nandi with great difficulty, he reached Siva Sannidhi, and found the Adidampatis
engaged in amorous sports; finding them indifferent to his presence, he grew
angry and cursed them. When he went to Satyaloka, Brahma never even got up to
him; for, Brighu was after all his manasaputra. Unable to stomaching the insult,
he cursed him, and straight way directed his steps to Vaikunta. Still worse! He
found here Lord Vishnu in deep sleep during the day; a sight unbearable!! His
anger reached the climax. Flying into irrepressible indignation, he gave a kick
on the Lord's chest. Vishnu anon got up and tactfully asked him whether he
received any injury to the foot; for, it was a forceful kick against his rock
like chest. And confessed that his negligence of protecting the world received
just punishment, ending that Brighu must be thanked for reminding his duty.
Brighu's purpose ended; and his search bore fruit.
it left disastrous effects in the domestic scene of Lord Vishnu, as Lakshmi is
ever abiding in the chest of Lord Vishnu, she received the force of kick. It was
an insult to the Goddess of her status and glory. It was inexcusable and
unpalatable. Unable to make compromise with it, however much she tried, she left
Vaikunta, hurling harsh words on the Lord.