Best Stories of Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha Teaches us so many moral lesson in our life and also motivates us for our action. The best four stories of Lord Ganesha, which I like to share with you.
Story of Lord Ganesha and River Kaveri:
Once upon a time, on top of the Kailasa, a sage Agastya began to pray for Lord Shiva to appear before him. Impressed by Agastya’s devotion Lord Shiva made an appearance and asked Agastya what he wanted. When Agastya informed Lord Shiva about the parched southern lands, Lord Shiva poured a few drops of the sacred water in to Agastya’s vessel. Agastya was sceptical about the amount of water in the vessel and wondered how it would help him. But Lord Shiva assured Agastya and asked him to trust Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva told Agastya to un-turn the vessel at a suitable spot to get water in the dry lands.
He began his journey back to the southern region of India. He was looking for a suitable place to un-turn the vessel, but he was little confused. When he reached Kodagu Mountains (Coorg) he met a young boy on the way. Agastya was tired and wanted to relieve himself, so he requested the boy to guard the vessel for some time. The boy was actually Lord Ganesha in disguise. He had come to help Agstya to pick the right spot. When Agastya left the vessel to Lord Ganesha, Ganesha picked the right spot and placed the vessel there and left. Agastya came to find the vessel on the ground and a crow perched on it. Agastya accidently un-turned the pot when he attempted to drive the bird away. The water began to flow out of the vessel and became the massive river Kaveri enriching the parched southern lands. The point where Kaveri started is known as Talakaveri. This water formed River Kaveri and is considered as a sacred river.
Moral: Every action happens for a good cause. So do not be worried even if something bad happens in your life, eventually there will be a good ending.
Story of Lord Ganesha and Kubera:
Kubera is the god of wealth and riches in the Hindu mythology. Kubera is worshipped for bringing prosperity and wealth. As we know that power and money usually corrupts the mind and ego, it happens with all of us. Once, Kubera became too much proud of his wealth. he wanted to show it off to the world. One day he decided to have a big ceremony in his place where he will offer variety of food to the guest, he invited thousands of important guests, he also went to lord shiva place to invite him. Lord Shiva knows everything, Nothing is hidden from him. He could see that the invitation is not out of devotion or love for him but to show off his riches.
Seeing the intention of kubera, lord shiva said “i cannot come but my little son ganesha will come, take care that he is an voracious eater and serve him well.” kubera was too proud of his riches that he was very confident that he would be able to serve ganesha very well. Kubera went back to his place and started preparing for the grand feast. Ganesha began to devour all the food and soon there was no food available in the venue. He then began to eat all the vessels, dishes, furniture and other things at Alakapuri, Kubera’s city. Ganesha then proceeded to swallow the host of the dinner and the terrified Kubera ran to Lord Shiva’s abode and sought his help and asked for forgiveness and the solution to satiate the ganesha hunger. Lord shiva asked kubera to give handful of roasted rice with love and humility. Kubera did the same and lord Ganesha was satisfied. Lord Kubera realized his mistake and sought forgiveness for his pride.
Moral: 1) Do not be proud of what you possess. Instead, concentrate on how you can make use of your possession for good things.
2) God cannot be pleased by offering expensive gifts or money, devotion of love and humility is only accepted by God.
Story of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati:
This Lord Ganesha story for kids would teach them that they have to take care of animals in a gentle way. One day child Ganesha was playing with a cat and was tormenting the animal by pulling his tail and throwing him on the ground. He left the cat and went to Mount Kailash to meet his mother Goddess Parvati. He was shocked to see her wounded. When he asked her about it, his mother replied that it was his action that caused the wound. As she was playing with him as a cat. She also said that it is unfair to treat animals cruelly and Ganesha was sorry for injuring the cat.
Moral: Animals have every right to live in this world, just as humans do. So do not cause any injury or ill treat any animal.
Story of Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva:
When Lord Ganesha was born, Lord Shiva made a rule that Lord Ganesha must be worshiped first to ensure success in any endeavor. However, Lord Shiva forgot about his own rule and left for a war with the demons in Tripura. He did not worship Lord Ganesha before doing so! While he was on his way in his carriage, the wheel peg got damaged. It was only then Lord Shiva remembered that he forgot to offer prayers to Lord Ganesh before departing for the war. He offered his prayers to Ganesha and proceeded to the battle ground. Lord Shiva won the war!
Moral: You must follow certain rules, even if you feel you are exempt from doing so.
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