STORY OF MAYURESHWAR
Gandaki city was ruled by valorous &
virtuous king Chakrapani. His wife Ugra was Chaste &
dutiful wife. But they were unhappy since they had no
child of their own.
On the advice of Sage Shaunak both of
them performed Suryapasana [giving penance to Lord Surya
(sun)]. As a result of Lord Sun’s blessings Queen
Ugra remained pregnant. However she could not tolerate
the heat of the child in her womb. She released her
baby into the sea & a mighty luminous baby boy was
born in the sea. On the birth of his magnificient baby
boy, sea took the form of Brahmin & handed over
this boy to King Chakrapani. Since the child was born
in the sea, King Chakrapani named him ‘Sindhu’
(another name of sea).
Prince Sindhu learnt Suryamantra from
his Guru Shukracharya & performed penances for two
thousand years. Lord sun was pleased & gave him
Nector telling him that as long as this nector remains
in your stomach, death will not come to you.
Prince Sindhu came back & took over
the kingdom from his father. King Chakrapani went into
the forest for meditation. Now, King Sindhu decided
to conquer the entire world. He brought many kingdoms
under his control. Seeing his valour many demons joined
his army. Soon Sindhu attacked Amravati & defeated
King of gods Indra. Lord Vishnu was hypnotized by his
excellent valour. Sindhu ordered Lord Vishnu to stay
in his city Gandaki. Like this King Sindhu defeated
all Gods & imprisoned them in the city of Gandaki.
After his world victory King Sindhu turned
his attention towards Kailas & satyalok. At that
time all the gods assembled together secretly &
on the advice of Brahaspati meditated upon Vinayaka,
mounted on a lion having 10 hands. Ganapati appeared
before them & promised them that he would be born
as the son of Parvati & destroy Sindhu. Gods were
relived & waited for the event.
Being harassed by the nuisance caused
by demon King Sindhu, Lord Shiva & Parvati left
Kailas & went on Mountain Meru to live peacefully.
Lord Shiva taught Goddess Parvati the one lettered mantra
of Ganapati & asked her to chant the same for twelve
years. with the desire of having vinayaka as her son,
parvati performed penances for 12 years. Ganapati was
pleased & gave her the boon she wanted.
On one Bhadrapad Shuddha Chaturthi, Parvati
an idol of Ganesha of clay & performed its pooja.
Suddenly that idol became alive & told Parvati that
has desired by her, ha has taken Avatar in her house
to kill demon Sindhu.
Lord Shivshankar named him ‘Ganesh’.
Lord Mahadev also gave him the boon that whosoever remembers
Ganesha before starting a work, will successfully complete
In the young age Ganesha killed many demons.
At the age of six, Vishwakarma worshipped Ganesh &
endowed him with Paash (noose), Parasu (battleaxe),
Ankusha (hook) & kamala (lotus).
Tired by demon’s disturbance, Lord
Mahadev decided to leave Mountain Meru also. While moving
to some other place with Goddess Parvati & young
Ganesh, Lord Shiva’s army was attacked by demon
Kamlasur, who came with an army of 12 crores. Demon
Kamlasur mounted on horse & young Ganesha mounted
on peacock had fierce battle. The demons army was defeated.
However, Ganesha couls not defeat Kamalasur because
from his blood many more demons were created. Shri Ganesh
remembered Siddhi & Buddhi & ordered them to
eat all the demons creating from the blood of Kamlasur.
Siddhi & Buddhi ate away all demons. At last Kamlasur
was cut into two pieces with Ganesha’s Trishul.
The Place where the head of Kamalasur was thrown is
the Morgaon Kshetra. Vishwakarma constructed a city
& temple in that place.
Then Shankar, Parvati & Ganesh started
towards Gandaki city where the Gods were imprisoned.
First, as a matter of courtesy Nandi was sent to meet
demon Sindhu to ask him to release the Gods. Sindhurasur
refused & war was ensued.
Nandi, Veerbhadra, Kartikeya & other
Shiva ganas fought with the demons. On the first day
Sindhu’s one hand was broken by Ganesh. On the
second day his two brothers-in-laws Kala & Vikala
were killed & on the third day his sons Dharma &
Adharma were destroyed by Kartikeya.
Sindhu’s Father King Chakrapani
advised him to release the gods. But he refused. He
came running towards Mayureshwar with his sword held
high. Suddenly Ganesha took a small form got down from
peacock & send an arrow which pierced Sindhu’
navel & broke it. Out came the nectar given by sun
to Sindhu. Sindhu fell dead.
Shri Ganesh was seated on the throne by
Chakrapani & Brahma’s daughters Siddhi &
Buddhi were married to him. Shri Ganesh lived there
for many years. After that he took leave of everybody
& disappeared. Before doing so he gave his peacock
Whoever hears the story of Mayureshwar
has all his desire fulfills. His wealth & fame increases.
Another Story OF MAYURESHWAR
Sage Kashyap had two wives, Kadru &
Vinita. Kadru’s sons snakes imprisoned Vinita’s
sons namely Shyen, Sampati & jatayu. Vinita was
sorely disappointed. After few years Vinita got one
more son. However, when her son was in the form of egg,
young Ganesh Broke that egg & peacock came out of
that egg. Newly born peacock had fight with Ganesh.
Finally mother Vinita interfered & peacock agreed
to be vehicle of Shri Ganesh. However, he laid one condition
& said, “Oh God! my name should be pronounced
before your name & you be popular by my name.”
Ganesh agreed & took name Mayuresh for himself.
Ganesh with the help of peacock released Vinita’s
sons from imprisonment in patala (Hell).