by Ahalya Gautam
Once the Supreme Consciousness in the form of Mother Gayatri mused, ‘Darkness reigns supreme everywhere. Neither the sun nor the moon is visible. The cycle of day and night is not revolving.’ Such a situation prompted her to go in for the Creation. For this purpose, she first of all prayed to Lord Shiva who was self-existent. As a result, Lord Vishnu was born of the left person of Lord Shiva.