Baby Ganesha & “Kheer”

Shri Ganesha Once upon a time Baby Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of God, had a strong desire to eat Kheer (a pudding of boiled rice in sweetened milk). He went to his Mother Parvati & requested her to make it for him. Since she was busy, she asked him to go & ask someone from the village to make it for him.

Ganesha knocked on the first door, with a grain of rice and a drop of sweetened milk, and asked the lady to make him some kheer. She laughed at his request, looking at the rice grain & milk-drop, and asked him to ask someone else since it was her siesta time.

He approached her neighbour who also showed him off with some excuse. He went from door to door, but none of the women obliged him. Feeling disheartened, he knocked on the last door where the oldest woman in the village lived. She immediately agreed to make it for him and Ganesha asked her to take the biggest vessel she had.

To humour a small child, she even agreed to that.

But as soon as she put the grain of sugar with the sweetened milk in the vessel to boil, it began to rise and rise and filled the whole vessel up to the brim and almost started to overflow. Ganesha took some kheer & poured it in the ground, poured some in the pits found in the village grounds. There was so much kheer that everyone in the village could enjoy it and the extra kheer was used to fertilize the fields and feed the animals. The village prospered and no one had to go hungry.

The moral of the story is that never underestimate the power of God.

the story was sent by Armaity H. Bhabha


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