How could Mushika, the vehicle of Lord Ganesha, manage to carry Ganesha? Lord Ganesha is known for his stout body. How can we justify the deeds of Lord Ganesha to ride on the poor little rat, Mushika?
Once a father and his daughter,Sweety, are doing pooja(prayer) to Lord Ganesha.During pooja, Sweety observed a rat in the photo of Lord Ganesha.
Sweety: Dad…! I see a rat here.
The father jumped out of his place thinking that a rat has come near to them. He has seen the rats roaming in their house. He is afraid of the rats right from his childhood.
Sweety: What happened Dad?
Dad: Where is the rat? I am very much afraid of rats?
Sweety: It’s in the photo along with Ganesha.
Dad: Oh! It’s not a rat. It’s Mushika, the vehicle of Lord Ganesha.
Sweety: Vehicle of Lord Ganesha…!
Dad: Yes.It’s the vehicle of Lord Ganesha.
Sweety: Car and scooter are vehicles. How come a rat be a vehicle?
Dad: Sweety…! It’s not a rat.It’s Mushika and it’s the vehicle of Lord Ganesha.
Sweety: Alright Dad! It’s Mushika and it’s the vehicle of Lord Ganesha.
Dad: That’s my girl.
Sweety: How can this small Mushika be the vehicle of very huge Ganesha? It cannot bear the weight of Ganesha.
The father got stunned by this innocent and intelligent question by his four-year old daughter.
After thinking for few minutes.
Dad: Mushika is a super rat like Superman and Spiderman. It has so much strength to carry Ganesha. Ganesha has chosen Mushika( a rat) as it’s easy for him to sit on it.He need not put huge effort to sit on Mushika to go for the ride.
Sweety: How can a small rat, sorry Mushika, have so much strength?
Dad: All rats are not same. Some rats are very special. It has born to be the vehicle of Lord Ganesha. The holy purpose of its birth is to be the vehicle of Lord Ganesha.
Sweety: Great. Dad…! What’s the holy purpose of your birth?
The father had to think again to answer this philosophical question from his little cute angle.
Dad: The holy purpose of my birth is to look after you,Mom and my Mom & Dad. Sweety…! What’s the holy purpose of your birth?
Sweety: The holy purpose of my birth is to look after you,Mom and my Mom & Dad.
Mom: Sweety…! How long you people do Pooja(prayer)? It’s time to catch the school bus.