"Pleased with their intense worship, LordVighneswara appeared before them. The Lord had amore powerful rope in His hands. He threw it at the ropein the hands of Kalayama who now assumed the fear some figure of Vighnasura. There ensued a fight between Vighneswara and Vighnasura. The Lord aimed his hookat Vighnasura, who fell down when the hook pierced his body.
Kalayama now left the body of Vighnasura and paid his oblations to the Lord. "O Ganesa! My rope is nothing in your presence and your power. In fact, what is Earth, or the sunrise or the sunset in front of you! Even amount a in will be just an atom before your mount, the rat. Please forgive me,
"Kalayama then expressed his apologies and said, "O Vighneswara! I still don’t know what happened to me. Iwas only obeying the orders of Lord Indra.
"Vighneswara helped him to rise on his feet and said, "Why should you oblige others? You have your duties set for you, and you have only to follow them.
"When Kalayama disappeared from the scene, King Abhinanda and everybody else got up as if they were waking up from a trance. There was a shower of flowers from the skies and the yaga fire came alive once again. They were all praise for Lord Vighneswara. From that day, every ceremony or ritual began with a worship of Lord Vighneswara. (To continue)