Why and How Ganapati wrote Mahabharatha and Bhagavad Gita?
Actually, Ganapathi, ie, Ganesh ji wrote Mahabharatha as an assistant with a condition.
Let us see the background of writing Mahabhartha.
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The Kurukshetra war ended. The Kauravas died in the war.
After that, the Pandavas ruled the kingdom.
After many decades, Krishna too left for His kingdom Goloka.
With the grief of the leaving of Krishna, Pandavas too died and left for heavenly planets.
The ADHI PARVA, Chapter-1 explains what happened after Pandavas left and all the stories came to an end.
After the death of the Kauravas and the Pandavas, sage Vyasa deva sat again into long meditation.
But, the whole story of the Bharata reflected in the mirror of his mind that prevented his meditation.
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He wanted to translate the story into a great poem.
With that wish, Vyasa deva requested Lord Brahma to suggest a suitable person to write the story when he dictates.
Lord Brahma suggested Ganapati’s name.
Then Vyasa Deva thought about Ganapati.
Ganapati appeared before the sage.
Vyasa expressed his desire of writing mahabharatha with the writing help of Ganapati.
But, Ganapati did not appreciate the idea of serving as Vyasa’s scribe.
So he stipulated a condition that he would write down the poem provided Vyasa dictated it in such a manner that he had not to lay down his pen even once before the epic was completed.
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Agreeing to this, Vyasa stipulated the counter condition that when he dictated without the least interruption or pause, Ganapati should not write down the matter without understanding the meaning of it.
Vyasa started to dictate Mahabhdratha stories without break and the dictation continued for three years.
Mahabharata was completed within three years getting dictated by Vyasa without break and written by Ganapati with understanding every word.
Thus, it took 3 years to complete Mahabharatha.
All the 700+ slokas of Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Krishna to Arjuna within less than an hour.
Interesting. Isn’t it?
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