Sunday, August 27, 2006

A Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

A Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you. May the blessings of Lord Ganesha guide you through your lives and bring peace and joy into it.

One story about Lord Ganesha impresses me a lot. He went around his parents Siva and Parvathi and considered it to be equivalent to going around the world. In short prostrating before your parents is like having conquered the world. How very true! Our parents have given life to us and we’d be non-exisistent without them. They should therefore mean the world to us. Let us spend a moment recalling all that they have done for us. They may or may not have left us worldly possessions depending on their status in life. But they have certainly given us heartfelt blessings. It is their blessing that carries us through life. Let us then devote this day to them!

16 comments:

The Visitor said...

Wish you the same grandma! :)

passerby55 said...

lovely post:)

I read this post out to my son.
thankyou.

passerby55 said...

PReeta, We wish on this auspicious day...

MAy the beloved lord Ganesha shower his blessings on you and your family.

rads said...

that was a nice view to the usual story. True, they ought to mean to world to us.

:-)

The Kid said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi everyone.

starry nights said...

Preeta...Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family. I think its our parents prayers and blessings that helps us through life and takes care of us.

Hip Grandma said...

the visitor:Thank you.wish u the same.

passerby55:thanx for ur good wishes and same to you.

rads:welcome to my blog.you're right.our mythology can be understood in a no.of ways.god bless you and ur family.

pratap:Same to you too.

lalitha:same to you too.

Archana Bahuguna said...

Wish you the same too! And yes, parents are next to God. :-) Our reverence to them too.

Srijith Unni said...

Wish you the same on such an auspicious occasion..!
Yes, about reverence to parents, yet another lesson well learnt from mythology..!

With Best Regards,
Srijith.

Alapana said...

I love the line that says "god cannot be everywhere so he sent mother to us" i say it is parents because god cannot be with everyone.Without them we dont exist.
Happy vinayaka chaturthi to you and your family.

Usha said...

I hope you had a good chaturti. Isn't he the sweetest god? and some how I cannot picture him as a grownup - he is always a child with those mischievous eyes and sweet face. I can understand him going around parents as they represented the world but I still cannot figure out why Kartikeya had to get so angry about it - as one who gave his father the meaning of OM should he not have understood his brother's act and agreed that Genesha deserved the fruit!

Hip Grandma said...

archana:Thanx.yeah parents come first.

srijith:thanx srijith.our mythology is so rich that the more we read the less we know.

alapana:i see from your blog that you've had a great time too.

usha:sibling rivalry does not spare anyone does it?and if Murugan had not got angry how would we have the shrine at Palani?

Has to be me said...

Belated wishes to u too. Thats so thotful of u to dedicate the same to our parents. Well done!

Hip Grandma said...

has to be me:same to you too.did you have a good time?

Mahadevan said...

Our parents were given to us and we didn't choose them. And yet, for every one of us, they are the best. Ganesh realised this and thought it prudent to go around his parents rather than the world.

Hip Grandma said...

Mahadevan:yes we did not choose our parents but as you say they are the best for their children.This story emphasises on just that.