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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Story of "Durva grass dear to Lord Bal Ganesh Story"

The Story of "Durva grass 
 to Lord Bal Ganesh Story"

One day in the city of Yama,there was a grand event held and many dancer and fairies has come to dance and entertain the Yamaraj and his guests. While the dancers were dancing, Lord Yama fell in love with one of them and a huge and scary demon took birth called as Analasura.
Analasura was so terrible that the earth would tremble by his voice and his eyes used to emit fire. Wherever Analasura went he destroyed everthing.
So everybody was very scared of him. Even the Gods were terrified and frightened . Analasura didn't even spare the Gods.
So all the gods prayed to Lord Ganesh, so that the Lord would rescue them from the clutches of Analasura.
Lord Ganesh appeared as a Bal Ganesh and assured all the Gods that they would be saved from Analasura.
Lord Bal Ganesh went towards the demon Analasura. Analasura’s powerful eyes oozes out fireballs and destroyed surroundings of 
Bal Ganesh . Everyone was running for their life but Bal Ganesh 
stood still.
By seeing the little Bal Ganesh ,Analasura laughed at him and 
Analasura tried to gulp Lord Bal Ganesh but Ganesh himself showed his huge incarnation/avatar and Bal Ganesh gulped nalasura to destroy him and to protect everyone.
But due to increased heat in body, the little Bal Ganesh could not bear the heat and fell down on the ground.
bal ganesh fell restless
Ganesh could not even lie down properly. Bal Ganesh was restless. 
And every other gods present there were amazed and terrified by seeing Bal Ganesh. And everyone started doing every remedy that can cure Ganapatti.
Bal Ganesh applied sandal paste all over the body even though the body’s heat was unbearable.
At that moment, Lord Indra placed sheetal and the moon on his head and Ganesh is also known as “Bhalachandra. But it could not help Lord Ganesh.
Lord Brahma offered his daughters............Riddhi and Siddhi.
Lord Vishnu gave his lotus to Bal Ganesh and therefore Ganesh is also known as “Padmapani”. 
Lord Shankara removed his cobra from his neck and tied it to Bal Ganesh’s hip.
Lord Varuna, Rain God showered plenty of water on Bal Ganesh, but heat was not subsided.
All remedies were tried but Lord Bal Ganesh's burning did not stop. Everyone was worried.
Then, thousands of sages who came there with bunch of 21 Durvas and put on Bal Ganesh's head and a miracle happened.
durva grass on bal ganesh head The burning sensation of Bal Ganesh was subsided and Ganesh became all right after putting the Durva grass on the head .
Then, Lord Ganesh uttered that most of the Gods tried to help but only ‘Durva’ a simple grass made my agony into normal.
With this Lord Ganesh announced that whoever with devotion offer me Durva would be pious and get Punya which will be equal to thousands puja's,pilgrims, donations,etc.. Whether you offer flowers or not you should offer the Durva grass to Lord Bal Ganesh in his Puja.
Secondly it is said that there was a most beautiful Apsara who devotionally loved and prayed the Lord to get married with Lord Ganesh
Lord Ganesh also used to like her.
But Mother Parvati, Lord Ganesh's mother did not like her and in anger cursed the Apsara to become a simple grass form on the earth where nobody would look at her. durva grass
Although the Durva Apsara could not marry Lord Ganesh but Durva is always near to Lord Ganesh.
So this is the Story of Durva Grass and the Story how the Durva grass was dear to Lord Bal Ganesh. And the love of Durva for Lord Ganesh.


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