Ganesh Tales

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Story of Gajamugasuran

There was an asura called He did deep penance and worshipped Lord Shiva, who granted him several boons, by which he became extremely powerful. He put the Devas and rishis to great trouble.The Devas prayed to Lord Shiva to rescue them from this evil asura. Lord Shiva sent Lord Vinayaga to overcome Gajamugasuran. Vinayagar went with several weapons. However, since Gajamugasuran had been granted the boon that he cannot be destroyed by no weapon, none of these weapons used by Lord Vinayaga were effective. Vinayagar broke off his right tusk and used it to kill Gajamugasuran. Gajamugasuran still rushed at Vinayaga in the form of a mooshikam (small mouse). Lord Vinayaka is the source of everlasting wisdom.

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Story of Gajamugasuran
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He crushed the ego and vanity of Gajamugasuran. The humbled Gajamugasuran bowed before Vinayagar, who accepted the mooshikam as his vahana.

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Vinayagar wrote the Bharatham

Vyasa was meditating in the Himalayas. Lord Brahma appeared before him and asked him to write the Mahabharatham for the benefit of all. Sage Vyasa said that he could not compose the verse and write it down too and therefore asked for the help of someone wise, who would write down as he sang.

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Vinayagar wrote the Bharatham
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Brahma asked sage Vyasa to pray to Lord Ganesha to help him. Ganesha told Vyasa that he had enormous work to do and hence he would write it down, only if Vyasa was quick in singing it.

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For his turn, Sage Vyasa requested that Ganesha should understand the meaning of the verse and only then put it down in writing. Vyasa started singing. Whenever he felt Ganesha was writing too fast for him, he would come with a difficult verse, thus by the time Ganesha could decipher the meaning, he would have composed several more verses in his mind.

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In this way, Vyasa completed the Bharatham in 60 lakhs granthams. This comprises the Kandapuranam, Ramayanam, Savithri Puranam, Nala Puranam and so on. Lord Ganesha wrote on Mount Meru using his tusk. Of these 60 lakh granthams, 30 lakhs are supposed to be in the Deva Logam, 15 lakhs in Yatcha Logam and 14 lakhs in Asura Logam. Only the remaining 1 lakh granthams is assumed to be on the earth.

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Sage Vyasa is supposed to have sung 8,800 verses, which were difficult for Ganesha to decipher. Sage Vyasa has stated that Ganesha, Sage Vyasa himself and his son Sugan are probably the only ones who know the meaning of those 8,800 granthams. The Mahabharatham is considered the fifth Veda.

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Parvati & Ganesha

One-day child Ganesha,diverted himself in tormenting a cat,pulling her tail and rolling her up and down. After few minutes he left the cat and went away.He never thought as to what he had done to the cat. He arrived at mount Kailash to meet his mother Parvati.

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Parvati & Ganesha
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He found her suffering badly with wounds and dust.He then asked her about what had happened and she replied that he was responsible for this. Indeed she was the cat that was tormented by Ganesha.This story teaches us that all the living beings are of divine importance.If we injure any living being we injure God himself.

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