Ishwara was moved at the plight of Indra and other gods. Immediately he called Ganesha and said, ” Ganesha, go at once to the city of Ramanaka and conquer Tarakasur, the wicked enemy of the gods.”

Ganesha was all-powerful and the enemy of the asuras. So, as his father had commanded, he rushed to Ramanaka. He destroyed all the wealth of Tarakasur. He smashed his huge army. He challenged Tarakasurand waged a fierce fight with him.

The great warrior Tarakasuralso fought with great valor. However, he could do nothing against Ganesha. In the end, Ganesha lifted him bodily in his trunk and dashed him to the ground. The fierce blow made Uasura unconscious, and he vomited blood. When he regained consciousness he saw the angry Ganesha before him, with the shining Parighayudha in his hand.

Tarakasur Vadh Story: Tarakasurlooked at him for a moment, his eyes filled with fear. Then he remembered that, according to the boon granted by Brahma, his life could be in danger from an elephant. At once his arrogance and strength melted away like butter melting before fire. He caught hold of the feet of the elephant faced Ganesha and begged him for mercy:  ” Vighneshwara, please excuse me and spare my life.”

Tarakasur Vadh Story: Ganpati is as kind as he is strong.He said to Tarakasur,” Talas you were proud of your strength Brahma’s boon. You troubled all. You drove away Indra from the heaven. Only if you are going to learn lesson will I pardon you and let live.”

Tarakasur replied: ” Vinayaka, I have done wrong. I will not trouble the gods. You have taught me a lesson. The pride that I am the strongest has now vanished. Pardon me.” The kind Ganesha forgave him.

 

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