Lord Siva his father suffered owing to wilful derecognition of his high office.
Though, not Manmatha with a glow of charisma, a Bhima with superabundant
strength, or Brihaspati with versatility, or Devendra with supreme sovereignty, this
short - statured, pot-bellied, portly-bodied, broad-eared,
elephant- faced, much venerated rat borne god is holding such absolute sway
over the sentient rational beings that everyone looks upon him with reverential
awe, for the supreme reason that every enterprise turning defeat proof, emerges
in flying colours, if he is gratified with prayers and kudums. By and large, he
is the only god among the Mukkotidevatas adored by one and all, irrespective of
this sect or that denomination fragmenting the Hindu Kalpadruma into as many
leaves as it bears.
scriptures eulogized his status and office in such fantastic diction that he is
equated with the august Trimurthis, and in many cases and on several occasions,
he succored assistance and lifted them from morass of despair, dragging them to
its bottom. Of the many, delineating his multifaceted career, Mudgal Purana
claims priority in embodying a rich corpus encircling his life and the
multiplicity of activities he is involved in.