Submerge yourself in an ancient tale from Bharatanatyam dancer and storyteller Anusha Subramanyam, or join in and make a splash.
The tale of the milk-white ocean is a well-known episode from Hindu mythology. A careless gesture by Indra, the Lord of the Skies, brings disintegration and war to the earth. The Gods appeal to Vishnu, the God of Protection, to help them defeat the demons.
He tells them they must churn the nectar of immortality from the milk-white ocean if they are to save themselves and return the earth to its former self.
This old story appears in the Hindu scriptures, the Puranas and Mahabharata, and is depicted in the Ajanta caves in Western India and the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.