The Mango Stories
Mango drinks are a rage today when all mango drink manufacturers are trying to provide mangoes all the year round with their different mango concoctions. But Mango Sip is different from the lot! The purer form and the closest to the true mango taste is Mango Sip.
And while other mango drinks are competing for their spot in the market, let us delve into the glorious past of the passion fruit – mango. The delectable mango fruit has been written about in the historical past, in the times of gods and kings. There have been many stories that includes our hero – the mango.
In a Vedic mythology story, the daughter of Sun god, Surya, was transformed into a golden lotus because she was being troubled by an evil sorceress. The King of the land had fallen in love with the lotus. When the sorceress found that out, she was angry and burnt the flower to ashes. But love triumphed as a beautiful mango tree grew out of the ashes of the flower and Surya stepped out of the mango. The king recognized his love and they were united.
Another folklore revolves around the most important sites of Shaivite centres of devotion, the Ekambareshwar Temple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. ‘Eka’ means one while ‘ambaram’ means mango tree, put together as God of the one mango tree. As the tale goes, goddess Parvati was doing penance under the mango tree in this very temple. Shiva wanted to test her devotion and sent fire at her. Parvati cooled it with the help of Lord Vishnu by moon rays. Shiva then sent river Ganga to disturb Parvati’s penance. Parvati convinced Ganga that they were sisters and so she should not disturb her. Parvati then made a shiva-linga out of sand and got united Shiva. Hence, he was called the god of the mango tree or Ekambareshwar.