Once upon a time, in the divine realm of Mount Kailash, a heartwarming tale unfolded, emphasizing the profound importance of respecting parents. Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya, the beloved sons of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, found themselves at the center of this timeless lesson.
One day, their parents decided to impart a valuable teaching. They placed two fruits, a ripe mango, and a golden jujube, on a distant hill and challenged their sons to a race. The task was to circumambulate the world three times and return to claim the fruits. Without hesitation, the confident Lord Kartikeya mounted his peacock and soared into the sky, setting off to complete the race. In contrast, Lord Ganesha, renowned for his wisdom, pondered the challenge. Realizing that his parents were his entire world, he decided on a different course of action. Humbly, Lord Ganesha circumambulated his parents, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, three times, bowing in deep reverence. His wisdom lay in understanding that his parents were the embodiment of his world. Touched by Ganesha's profound respect and devotion, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati declared him the winner of the race. Lord Ganesh emphasized that while worldly achievements are significant, nothing surpasses the importance of respecting and cherishing one's parents.