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Anant Chaturdashi Special: Story of Lord Ganesha & the Snake - In Pics

India | News18 | September 12, 2019, 11:39 am
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 This Anant Chaturdashi, know the story of Lord Ganesha and the Snake. (Art: Raj Kamal Aich; Image: News18 Creative)

This Anant Chaturdashi, know the story of Lord Ganesha and the Snake. (Art: Raj Kamal Aich; Image: News18 Creative)

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 Lord Ganesha, now worshipped first among all Gods, was known for his love for food. Naturally, on Ganesh Chaturthi, Goddess Parvati offered many sweetmeats to her son. (Image: News18 Creative)

Lord Ganesha, now worshipped first among all Gods, was known for his love for food. Naturally, on Ganesh Chaturthi, Goddess Parvati offered many sweetmeats to her son. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 Of these assorted sweets, the modak was Ganesha's favourite. (Image: News18 Creative)

Of these assorted sweets, the modak was Ganesha's favourite. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 He had so many modaks once that his big tummy swelled and he could barely keep all of the sweets in. (Image: News18 Creative)

He had so many modaks once that his big tummy swelled and he could barely keep all of the sweets in. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 Come nightfall, he decided to return home on his vaahan, Mooshak the mouse. (Image: News18 Creative)

Come nightfall, he decided to return home on his vaahan, Mooshak the mouse. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 On the way, Mooshak saw a snake lying across the road and jumped in fright. And Lord Ganesha toppled off his back. (Image: News18 Creative)

On the way, Mooshak saw a snake lying across the road and jumped in fright. And Lord Ganesha toppled off his back. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 As he fell to the ground, his tummy burst open and all the sweets rolled out. (Image: News18 Creative)

As he fell to the ground, his tummy burst open and all the sweets rolled out. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 The snake burst out laughing at his sorry plight. (Image: News18 Creative)

The snake burst out laughing at his sorry plight. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 Lord Ganesha got up, put all spilled sweets back into his tummy... (Image: News18 Creative)

Lord Ganesha got up, put all spilled sweets back into his tummy... (Image: News18 Creative)

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 ...and used the snake as a belt to tie his tummy up. (Image: News18 Creative)

...and used the snake as a belt to tie his tummy up. (Image: News18 Creative)

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 With all the modaks tucked back in, Lord Ganesha was happy to go home. (Image: News18 Creative)

With all the modaks tucked back in, Lord Ganesha was happy to go home. (Image: News18 Creative)

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