Parvati was very happy to see her son
alive once again. Embracing her son she caressed him. She called back the
deities she had sent and saved the gods.
Then Parvati narrated to Ishwara and
the assembly of the Gods story of Ganesha's
birth. Ishwara embraced the boy Ganesha
with a father's affection and was happy. The gods wished that Ganesha should
be the Ganadhyaksha (Chief of Ishwaras servants); Ishwara agreed blessed
Ganesha. He then said: "Darling Ganesha, be the leader of our Ganas
Hereafter. Be the Lord of obstacles.
Hence forth let gods and worship you before they worship gods.The person
who worships you with devotion will be free trouble. Blessed will be the
and men who worship you on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada