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Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles

Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles: Part 3

Namaste guys! Today I’m going to tell you about how Lord Ganesha taught a lesson to the arrogant Kubera. You might have heard about Kubera as the God of Wealth and the King of Yakshas (Nature spirits).

Kubera was proud of his excessive wealth and arranged a massive feast and invited all the Devas (Gods) to his abode, Lanka. Lanka was overflowing with wealth, there were no poor, no one who was malnourished. Its houses were lined with gold and studded with precious gems. It became dubbed ‘Svarna Lanka’ (Golden Lanka).

Kubera went to Kailash and invited Lord Shiva to his feast. Shiva sensed that Kubera was doing this out of arrogance to show off his wealth. He decided to teach him a lesson, he sent his son, Ganesha to the feast instead of him.

The feast was grandly organized, flowers were strewn everywhere and there was the enchanting fragrance of sandalwood in the air. The mesmerizing aroma of food came from the Royal Kitchens.

Kubera signaled for the feast to commence. As all of the Devas reached for the first morsel of food, they were shocked to see that Ganesha had already finished eating! The servants hurriedly fetched more and more food but Ganesha devoured them in an instant! Slowly, all the food in the palace was finished by Ganesha. You bet everyone was shocked!

A servant humbly told Ganesha and Kubera, “Oh Lords! All the food in the palace is over.” Ganesha was hungry so he got angry and threatened to eat the whole palace. Kubera was startled and begged Ganesha not to destroy the palace. Ganesha didn’t listen and went outside, he grew in size and lifted the palace.

Kubera prayed to Lord Shiva to help him, Shiva appeared before him and said, “Pray to Ganesha with a pure heart and offer him a handful of roasted rice, his hunger will be satiated” Kubera did as instructed and prayed to Ganesha with a pure heart and offered him a handful of roasted rice. Ganesha ate it and his hunger was instantly satiated.

Moral:
Do not organize a feast and invite Ganesha to it😂 No no, that came out wrong, Don’t let arrogance cloud your mind.

By DhyanKatha

Hi, I’m a 12-year-old homeschooler. I’m interested in Carnatic classical music. I’m fascinated by Indian epics and other untold stories.

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