Deepak Chopra presents the tales of the immortal gods and goddesses of Indian myth who reign over humanity and wield the forces of the Universe. The story of Saraswati, she of the white swan, daughter of Brahma and the wise but temperamental goddess of wisdom and learning. In an ancient age ridiculed by his wife for his lack of intellectual finesse, a young man named Kalidasa embarks on a quest to achieve enlightenment. His prayers are answered as Saraswati blesses him with the wisdom of sages and prophesizes his destiny to be the greatest of all poets, yet lost in his youthful enthusiasm the young poet hastily composes a hymn in honor of the goddess marveling at not only her wisdom and prowess, but also her ethereal beauty. Miffed at this seeming affront the goddess puts a curse on Kalidasa that he shall lose his glib tongue in the holy city of Varansi.