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The myth behind the mouse as vahana of Lord Ganesh ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 16 Jan '13 09:45 am
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The mouse is interpreted in several ways. According to Grimes, "Many, if not most of those who interpret Gaapati's mouse, do so negatively; it symbolizes tamogua as well as desire". Along these lines, Michael Wilcockson says it symbolizes those who wish to overcome desires and be less selfish. Krishan notes that the rat is destructive and a menace to crops. The Sanskrit word maka (mouse) is derived from the root m (stealing, robbing). It was essential to subdue the rat as a destructive pest, a type of vighna (impediment) that needed to be overcome. According to this theory, showing Ganesha as master of the rat demonstrates his function as Vigneshvara (Lord of Obstacles) and gives evidence of his possible role as a folk grma-devat (village deity) who later rose to greater prominence. Martin-Dubost notes a view that the rat is a symbol suggesting that Ganesha, like the rat, penetrates even the most secret places.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 16 Jan '13 09:53 am

 
  
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Bcz both lyk ladoo
Answered by wenz, 16 Jan '13 09:55 am

 
  
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A vahana is a vehicle or the carrier of something immaterial and formless. The vehicles of the gods and goddesses in Hinduism are animal mounts that the gods/goddesses ride. All the Hindu gods and Hindu goddesses are represented as using vahanas to separate themselves; each vehicle is very different and even more symbolical.

Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshippers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. He is usually shown in sculpture accompanied by or riding a rat. Since rats are seen as being capable of gnawing their way through most things, the rat symbolizes Ganesh's ability to destroy every obstacle.
Source: lotussculpture
Answered by Uncommon Freind, 16 Jan '13 09:52 am

 
  
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There was a celestial musician-god by the name Krauncha. One day, in the court of Lord Indra, Krauncha accidentally stepped on the foot of Muni Vamadeva, who (as all Munis), got enraged and cursed Krauncha to become a mouse. However, Krauncha became a huge mountain-sized mouse and ended up damaging everything in its path. Once, he ended up stepping on the ashram of Maharshi Parashar, with whom Lord Ganesha was staying, and destroying it. Lord Ganesha, inorder to teach Krauncha a lesson, unleashed his pasha (noose) on Krauncha which ended up looping around the mouse and bringing him to Lord Ganesha's feet. Ganesha then said something like, "Krauncha...you have caused a lot of trouble and you deserve a severe punishment. But since you ask for my forgiveness, I will pardon you and use you as my vehicle". However, when Ganesha mounted on Krauncha, he couldnt bear the weight of Lord Ganesha. Krauncha pleaded for Ganesha to become light-weight so that he could support him. Lord Ganesha oblig ...more
Answered by iqbal seth, 16 Jan '13 09:50 am

 
  
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Just to tell every thing made by god has equal importance.
Answered by Manju Sikri, 16 Jan '13 09:48 am

 
  
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Mouse is none other than YAMARAJ ......... he curshed by Vishnu and become a mouse to serve Lord Ganesh .......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 16 Jan '13 09:47 am

 
  
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