second attempt of churning started. This time though nothing evil happened, the churning
staff, Mount Meru, gradually sank down, making further churning impossible. The devas
realised that they had not worshipped Lord Vinayaka, the God of Success.
They wanted to appease Vinayaka for attaining
their desires; but the problem was how to get a Vinayaka in the Milky Ocean. To overcome
this difficulty, they collected the foam caused by the great churning of the ocean and
compressed it to make an idol of Lord Vinayaka. They did so and propitiated him. Then only
could they get the pot of nectar after further churning.