STORY OF VIGHNESHWAR
The king of Hemavatim Shri Abhinandan
once performed a great sacrifice. Indra thought
that this sacrifice if completed would deprive him
of his post. Hence, he ordered Kala
(time) to create obstacles in the sacrifice
& then destroy it. The fierce looking Kala not
only destroyed that sacrifice but also other sacrifices
& created obstacles for sages & others. Hence
people called him vighna.
Slowly all vedic rites were reduced
& dharma disappeared from earth. Then all gods
worshipped Gajanan & requested him to save the
world from Vighneshwar.
Then Ganapati took his Avatar as the
son of Sage parshva & his wife Deepavatsala.
Gods headed by Lord Shankara came to Parshva &
requested him to relieve Ganapati for having
a war with vighnasura. Sage parshva was reluctant
but Ganapati convinced him & with his permission
proceeded to the Asura’s abode. He sent his
Ankush (HOOK) which caught hold of
vighnasura & brought him before Gods. But the
Asura assumed many forms like cyclones, flood, fire
etc. Vinayaka destroyed all such mayas (illusions).
Finally when he found that his power & tactics
will not succeed, Vighnasura fell at the feet
of Ganapati & asked for refuge. He requested that
Ganapati should take his name along with his own.
Vinayaka accepted his request & is hence called
as Vighneshwara or Vighnaraj. Ganapati also ordered
him as followed, “Whoever chants his name of
mine will attain what he desires. You should not bring
any obstacles in his work. Whevere I am not remembered
before beginning of a work you bring abstacles in
there work. It any creature inclusive of Shiva &
Vishnu gets proud & egoistic, you take away their
post. You never harass my devotees but abstruct their
Gods were very happy. They consecrated
idol of Gajanan at Ozar.