Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-7. Part -14.

Chapter 7: Lord Ganesa – The Remover of Obstacles -14.

People are even afraid to forget taking the holy Prasada of Sri Satyanarayana Puja because of the story behind it.

 Do you know what will happen to you if you do not take the Prasada?

It is mentioned in the story that the whole thing will be finished – all your wealth, property, wife, children, etc., will go to the dogs in one second.

The fear of it makes us bow down and wait for the Prasada, even if it is late in the night.

These stories are not meaningless narrations of cock and bull incidents.

They instil into our minds a divine urge and a fear of the Divine Presence.

After all, we are human beings who are ruled more by sentiments and feelings than by our reason or our so-called understanding.

This psychology of the human being is taken advantage of by the writers of the epics and the Puranas to instil faith in our hearts through these stories.

This is a little tribute to the glory of Maha Ganapati.

Chapter 7: Lord Ganesa – The Remover of Obstacles -ENDS

NEXT : Chapter 8: Sri Radha – The Divine Mystery

Swami Krishnananda
To be continued  ...

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