Article ID : 68
Created on 2008-04-21 at 11:31 AM
Author : Rahul Bhanot [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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A new Ganesh temple was being built in the town. It was decided that the Ganesh idol should be taken in procession along the streets of the town before consecration in the temple. This boy was chosen for the job. He was bathed and clothed in new silk robes. Fragrant sandal paste was applied all over his body and he was adorned with garlands. The Ganesh idol was then placed over his head and he was taken in procession with the accompaniment of traditional music, bursting of firecrackers and chanting of the Vedas.
Everybody prostrated to him. They lighted camphor and took ‘Arati’ reverently. They also offered him milk, tender coconut water and the like to quench his thirst. They held an umbrella over his head. They even washed his feet and applied sandal paste and vermilion. His joy knew no bounds! He thought that his life had changed forever. After the procession, he returned to the barn with a fattened ego and felt no inclination to work. He went to his master’s room and ate the food that was kept aside for his master. He also lay down on his master’s cot and slept.
Moral: Children! People respect us only for our social status, wealth, education or skills. If these are taken away, they might not even look at us. If this fact is understood properly, we will never tend to be egoistic in our lives.
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