THE BATTLE OF THE ASURAS AND THE DEVAS, BUT LORD SHUKHRA & LORD BRIHASPATI'S CHILDERN WERE BOTH IN LOVE
Lord Shukra was born to Lord Rishi Bhrigu, a divine sage who wrote about Astrology. Lord Venus or Shukra, is the teacher/guru of the ASURAS.
Lord Jupiter was born to Lord Angiras, a divine sage who wrote about Astronomy. Lord Jupiter or Brihaspati, is the teacher/guru of the DEVAS.
The story goes like this.
ASURAS, who are the demonic aspect of the divine, were locked in an eternal battle with the DEVAS. The Asuras were wining all the time because their Guruji, Shukra knows the MANTRA of IMMORTALITY to raise the death. When someone from the Asura camp dies, Shukra would resurrect the death by reciting the mantra of immortality. Of courselah, the Devas felt cheated.
Between this eternal battle, Brihaspati's son by the name KACA and Shukra's daughter by the name DEVAYANI (not that one from the movie..ah) were already madly in LOVE. It reminds me of the movie ANNAMALAI where Rajni kanth's daughter throw stone to break the "Kaca" of Sarath Babu son's car....and felt in love when, the irony was, both the parents were fighting dogs and cats!!!...haha.
This love relationship made the other Asuras very unhappy, because they thought Kaca was sent as a TROJAN HORSE by Brihaspati. So, they decided to kill Kaca.....poor kaca!
Devayani, of course, grieves for him and pleaded with Shukra. Shukra, shouted "ahhh...vvooooh" at first, finally relenting to her, repeated the mantra of imortality and kaca came back to life!
Undeterred, the demons go about killing kaca "again"and Shuka keeps "resurrecting" him. This was going on and on.
So, the demons get a particular demonic idea and this time they kill Kaca and GRINDED him up into a fine POWDER and put him in Shukra's wine.
When Devayani begins her grieving, Shukra repeats the mantra, but this time he had a stomach-ache as Kaca speaks from inside him.
Finally, for Devayani's sake, Shukra reveals the mantra of imortality to Kaca with one condition that says, when Kaca tears himself out of Shukra's body, Kaca should raise Shukra from the dead!
That's the reason when one is connected to spirituality, as per the Bhrig lineage, one would not drink alcohol. It's also a known fact that when one's Venus is afflicted in one's astrological chart, one would be prone to have stomach problems too.
It was also mentioned that Lord Shiva "swallowed Shukra" to keep Shukra away from resurrecting the death. And Shukra offered penance to Lord Shiva, & later the great "karunaikaarar" Shiva gave Shukra the Deva-ship.
Professional Vedic Astrologer