Athan enacts a sensitive scenario,
incredible proposal and unbelievable disposal.
where Yama rushes
to the sanctum riding
a boorish buffalo .
Yama, the one who takes life,
throws a long rope to catch
Markandeya who nudges
close to Athan. The chord
Bewildered, Yama withdraws
pulling both from their seats,
Markandeya closes his eyes in fear
Athan embraces the boy.
Markandeya , safe in the hands
of Athan, breathes life with ease.
He has been granted the extension of life
he beseeched. Could this be termed
turn of destiny?
Athan — Shiva
Markandeya – one who was destined to live till 16.
Yama – God of Death