Remedy for small pox
There was much heat because of summer. One day Ghanshyam had a
fever. He was sleeping silently. The next day, Ghanshyam turned
out to have Small Pox. So his mother made him sleep in a room and
she was pressing his head. When Laxmibai found out about the small
pox, she went there. She told Bhaktimata, "Now there is a spread
of small pox. My son had it as well. I did not let him go out to
play for the last twenty-five days. Today I gave him a bath and
prohibited him to go out. Don't let Ghanshyam go out for twenty
Hearing this Ghanshyam said, "You kept your son Veniram without
bathing for twenty-five days. How can a Bhramin do without bath?
Mother, I want to bath now. Please let me have a bath."
Bhaktimata explained much but he didn't understand. So, she could
not go against her son's wish. She went to the well and made him
sit on the stool while she poured some water over his head. However,
Ghanshyam demanded for more. "Please pour more and more."
Ghanshyam requested. Bhaktimata said tohim, "Please, restrain
my son, it is enough." Yet he bathed with lots of wate. THen
he subsided all the heat of the body by his divine power and said
to his mother, "You got me to bathe with cold water, so the
fever and small pox have been eliminated. Laxmibai also surprised
and said, "Cold water makes the small pox disappear. WOW. It
is only the power of GOD himself."
Answer the following questions.
- Why did Bhaktimata make GHanshyam sleep
in a room?
- Who came there?
- What did she advise Bhaktimata?
- WHat did Ghanshyam demand?
- How did Ghanshyam subside the heat of
- What did mother experience?