|GODS and GODDESSES|
- Lord who removes obstacles
When Basmasuran was killed by Siva
& Vishnu (Vishnu in the form of Mohini), Duraasadan, Basmasuran's son
was angry and upset. He did tapas & got boons from Siva that
he should never die and that all the devas should be under his control,
Siva gave him the varam (boon) & there was total chaos for some time.
All the Devas ran into hiding & even Brahma & Vishnu ran out of
their Brahma Logam & Vaikundam. All of them rushed to Kasi which
was ruled by Viswanathar.
On hearing this, Duraasadan came
to Kasi. All the Gods and Devas rushed away to Kedaram, because the
time was not yet right to kill Duraasadan.
Soon, on the prayers of the Devas,
an avataram of Lord Ganesha came out of Uma Devi's face. (with five faces,
10 hands, Jada magudam, the matted locks adorned by the moon). Uma Devi named him Vakradhundar
and gave him her Simha Vahanam (lion vehicle).
There ensued a heavy fight between
Vakradhundar & Duraasadan. Finally Ganesha took a huge form (Viswa
roopam) & placed his feet on Duraasandan's head. Since Ganesha
is the form of Gnanam, all evil thoughts & the effects of his evil
deeds rushed out of Duraasadan. Lord Ganesha gave him the job of
destroying all evil in Kasi. He remains under Vakradhundar's feet
doing his duty.
on Lord Ganesha