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- GHUSHMESWAR JYOTIRLINGA
second wife, Kusuma by name was a replica of the Hindu woman -- she
is sahadharmacharini in word and action. And in devotion, she
excelled her husband reputed for Sivaaradhana. Not satisfied with
offering of worship to Sivaliriga, she was making one Sivalinga for
prayers everyday and immersing it in the holy tank nearby. She won
the appreciation of all the members of the family, besides encomiums
from the society. Siva was so pleased with her chastity and
spirituality, that He blessed her a boy. And he was named Supriya.
He lived upto his auspicious name. Kusuma's honour mounted higher
for perpetuating the family line without unpleasant termination.
Alas it stung her sister -- the first wife of the brahmin. She
nursed grudge, and indirectly started teasing her Savati - Kusuma
now and then. Godly natured Kusuma, uncared for such pinpricks
continued her spiritual activities undisturbed, and that was what
she longed for more, and cared most.