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The Rat dragging away the Elephant
« on: February 20, 2009, 01:04:59 PM »
One day in Kanchipuram, Saint Poet Kalamegam, saw the procession of Ganapati, on the vehicle of rat and rushing to all the four streets.
He immediately composed an extempore poem which runs like this:

O See this rat is dragging away the elephant*
What happened to Brahma's Dhanda,
What happened to Vishnu's Chakra,
What happened to Siva  Siva's Pick Axe?
Have they all been stolen, and that
None could stop this rat's courage!

* Elephant - elephant faced Ganapati
All the armaments of trimurtis are of no avail and the rat
is having a gala time!

(Source: Stray Tamil Verses. K. Subramanya Pillai.)

Arunachala Siva.