descended then an enchanting sweet damsel - Mohini riding a dazzling
colorful could straight in front of the demon searching for Lord
Siva. A look at her took out his breath, as it were. His passion was
up, and so he lost mental poise. He approached and stretched his
strong, sturdy hands to clasp her; but who did he think she was!
Cute Mahavishnu turned Mohini then said with a giggle, "Well,
I-will be yours, after bath and Sandhyavandan".
it as the Goddess LUCK itself embracing him, he hurried towards the
river and made a plunge. In the act of cleaning his body from head
to foot, he ran his palm over the head. Lo! ashes were seen flowing
along with moving water making hissing sounds.
emerged Lord Siva praising the rescuer, but he fumbled and
stammered; for, Mohini's external glamour was so enticing that he
craved for union. That union of the two brought forth a third i.e.,
Hariharaputra. This same legend is told with a different twist
beginning with the descent of Mohini. It narrates that Mohini
started dancing before the wits-lost, Bhasmasura, who was gazing and
gaping at her.