Idle Worship
RobinAge|September 01, 2016

Thiru, I think the time is right for us to be associated with the Ganesh Festival. For years the rat has been hogging the limelight in all the celebrations without even a moment’s consideration for us nandis.

Radhika Patil

Thiru, I think the time is right for us to be associated with the Ganesh Festival. For years the rat has been hogging the limelight in all the celebrations without even a moment’s consideration for us nandis. It’s really getting to me this…this…I can’t even think of the right word right now!” “Janki, how many times have I told you that Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that’s celebrated for dear Ganesh and his beloved musaknath. We really have no role to play in it. So what if we are the gatekeepers of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati!”

“But we don’t play a role in Shivratri either, Thiru, when the world worships Lord Shiva.” “That’s not true. If you think about it carefully, you will realise that devotees do pray to us diligently before they enter the Shiva temple. In fact, they do it every time.” “Yes, Thiru, but you’re missing the point. As the official mounts of Lord Shiva, we have failed to establish ourselves in the fraternity and if we don’t do anything about it soon, we will lose the little respect that we command. Don’t forget that we were the ones guarding the door! Had we not let Lord Shiva enter while Goddess Parvati bathed, Ganesh would never have become the endearing Elephant God!”

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