- The wild boar is an ancient deity, known from Indian rock art
carvings that are more than 2000 years old!
- Komban spends a lot of time in his cave. But he is always
watchful. Like a yogi, he seems to be storing up his powers! And
while he “meditates” he does not like to be disturbed!
- Komban demands to know who Shambuga is. He also asks, “What
is that hanging on your shoulder?”
- Shambuga replies that he is a First Minister from the land of
Ponnivala and that he carries a horn and knows how to play it.
- Shambuga shows Komban his instrument and asks Komban if he would like to hear it.
- This is a trick. Shambuga starts to play a lullaby that puts
Komban to sleep.
- Now that Komban is truly asleep and not just meditating,
Shambuga decides to creep into his cave.
- Shambuga walks around behind the great beast. He has a plan.
- Next Shambuga climbs on Komban’s leg and starts to pull out
a handful of his stiff, thick hair.
- Shambuga has to pull so hard that when the hair does come
out, he falls backwards. Thankfully, Komban does not wake up!
- Now Shambuga sneaks back out of the cave, taking that handful
of boar hair with him.
- Shambuga starts to run through the forest with his trophy.
He is headed back to a forest hunting camp where his masters are
- But now Komban wakes up! He shouts after Shambuga: “Hey
you thief! You have stolen some of my back hairs!”
- Komban decides to follow Shambuga. He is running as fast as
he can. But Shambuga is clever and he gets away... this time!
- Komban’s name means “The Tusker.” He symbolizes
something very wild, mostly unknown, and of course dangerous!