Monday, September 3, 2012

Ganapati Bhatta

Ganapati Bhatt of Karnataka was a staunch devotee of Lord Ganesh. He read Brahma Puran and could  know that Brahma in real  form was residing at Nilagiri Sri Kshetra Puri. He decided to come Puri and to have Darshan of Brahma. He reached Puri on the day of Snana Purnima, the full moon day of Jyestha of Odiya calendar. Ganapati Bhatta saw Lord Jagannath, Paramabrahma on Snana Mandap with other deities. He keenly observed at Jagannath but he could not observe his dearest Ganesh. Being disappointed he left the temple to go back to his native place. Lord Jagannath could know the feelings of his devotee. He himself as Brahman met Ganapati Bhatt and implored him to come and see Lord once again on Snana Mandap
before leaving Puri. It was evening and on the persuasion of Brahman, he came to Snana Mandap. To his surprise, he saw Lord Jagannath in the head of elephant. He danced on the road saying that God had fulfilled his desire. From that day three deities appear in Gajanan Vesha after taking bath on Snana Mandap.

Source- Odisha Review

The other side...

"A Father was reading a magazine and his little daughter every now and then distracted him. To keep her busy, he tore one page on which was printed the map of the world. He tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again. He was sure she would take the whole day to get it done. But the little one came back within minutes with perfect map. When he asked how she could do it so quickly, she said, 'Oh Dad, there is a man's face on the other side of the paper. I made the face perfect to get the map right." "She ran outside to play leaving the father surprised...”

Moral:
There is always the other side to whatever we experience in this world. Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation, look at the other side... You will be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem.
Always have a positive attitude in life. Even a stopped watch is right twice a day...!