From ancient India comes this Eastern version of Noah’s Ark.
When good King Manu prays for God Vishnu to protect the world, his prayers are
answered in a most unexpected way. Vishnu appears as a small fish that grows and
grows, obliging the king to find larger and larger aquariums to hold him.
Eventually, Vishnu reaches a gigantic size and enters the ocean. He announces
that a terrible flood will drown the world and that Manu should fill an ark with
plants and animals of every species. As in the biblical tale, the floods
eventually subside and peace returns to the earth.
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