She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on.
Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace.
Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief-making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her.
Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace?
Was Sambara her destiny?
Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination.
Indian Mythology is a very interesting subject. Not only it is vast but it has great depth as well. The stories in Hindu Mythology have layers. If you read one story and think that ‘that is it’ and try to move ahead… just around the corner, you will find another story stemming out of the main one.
I have an interest in Mythology and I mean all types which I can grab onto. As an Indian, Hindu Mythology is something which I have been exposed to quite often. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that I almost prided myself to have known most of the mythological stories of Hindu God and Goddesses until I came across this book.
I had read about Kama turning to ashes but I absolutely had no idea that a tale so interesting can be knitted into that story. The beauty is that Rubina unfolds the story in such a delectable manner that it comes as a pleasant surprise to you when the final piece of the puzzle fits and you come to understand the whole picture.
The writing is smooth and the story is well paced. It is, of course, a very short read as it is the prequel to the main book. The book leaves us at the point where the main story will start. It is a cliffhanger with a promise of a beautiful story on the other side. On the basis of this teaser, I can say that Rubina’s attempt with mythology will be something to look forward to.