Thursday, April 30, 2015

A-Z April Challenge 2015: Z for ZEALOUS LITTLE SQUIRREL

Z for Zealous Little Squirrel
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The Rama Setu across the Indian Ocean – from India to Lanka – was being built under the supervision of the engineer monkeys Nala and Nila. A large number of monkeys and bears came together to build the bridge. As they walked back and forth, carrying huge boulders with Lord Rama’s name written on them, a monkey almost stepped on a little squirrel that was busy carrying pebbles in its tiny mouth and placing them along the construction site.

The monkey roared to the little squirrel, “What are you doing here, you little one? This is not the place for you. Can’t you see that I almost stepped on you? What if a boulder falls on you and kills you?”

The zealous squirrel replied, “I am also helping build Lord Rama’s bridge.” The monkey was astounded on hearing this and called out to his comrades. They all stood around the squirrel, laughing at his puny efforts.

When the lord came to know of what was happening, he came forward to lift the little squirrel in his lotus palm and held it with great love. He saw the tears shining out of its black eyes and gently ran three fingers down its back. “Do not worry, little squirrel. Your work on this bridge is as important to me as that done by all the others.” So saying, he let the squirrel on the ground. Lo and behold! The brown squirrel had three white lines running down its back – where Lord Rama had stroked him lovingly.

And thus the zealous little squirrel worked along with the monkeys and bears to create Rama Setu.

NOTE: Rama Setu is also known as Adam’s Bridge. Click Here to know more...

Squirrel with three white stripes on its back



Check out some of my favourite bloggers who are also participating in A-Z April Challenge 2015

Eloquent Articulation by Inderpreet Kaur Uppal
I Luv Fiction by Ruchi Singh

34 comments:

  1. Hello there.
    Thanks for sharing. Congratulations too on finishing the challenge! I still have a few more hours before it's "Z" day where I live.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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    1. Hi Entrepreneurial Goddess,
      Thank you! and thank you for stopping by :)

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  2. Good one ti end with! Congratulations for completing the challenge!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you Ruchi :D :D :D
      Very happy indeed!

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  3. Aw, I love that story! So that's how they got the white stripes? :D And I never knew said bridge to Sri Lanka was built by monkeys...

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  4. That's such a sweet and inspiring story. All efforts, no matter how small it is, goes waste! Wonderful story to end the challenge with. Congrats! It was great connecting with you during this challenge :)

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  5. No effort is too small to count. You said it, Sundari. The squirrel's effort was spectacular, as is yours. Congratulations on finishing the challenge.

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  6. Such a cute story and the challenge nicely ended on Lord Rama. Congrats on finishing the challenge. Enjoyed your posts.

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  7. Ahh cute little squirrel... Beautiful story. It was a pleasure reading yOur stories through a to z.

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  8. I remember dad telling me this tale when I was a kid!! such a cute little story it is...no one is small or big when it comes to the seva of the lord!!

    And yes!! We're done!! It was a joy being on this journey with you! I found someone who shared my love for mythology and also one who constantly boosted me with her lovely comments! and needless to say,we'll stay connected after this too!

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    1. Oh yes we will Little Princess! I truly loved reading your tales. Thank you so much for your inputs in the form of comments :D

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  9. Excellent. I really liked that. Going to read the rest of your postings now.

    Congratulations on completing the A to Z blogging challenge!
    Don’t forget about the A to Z Reflections post coming up in May.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. Thank you so much Timothy Brannan! Yeah, feeling really good about that. Will definitely check out the Reflections post :)

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  10. I remember this story from the TV series on Ramayana! Oh yes, no effort is too small and everybody counts in a team!
    Congratulations for completing the challenge, Sundari! Cheers ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa :D
      I was a kid when I heard it and was so fascinated how someone born human could create lines on one little animal that changed all the squirrels to come

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  11. You did it ! And what a lovely story to finish it off with. This story has always been a source of inspiration to all children. Very lucid way of presenting.

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you Ina :D :D :D

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  12. Congratulations on completing the A-Z! I've really enjoyed your posts :)

    Fee | Wee White Hoose
    Scottish Mythology and Folklore A-Z

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  13. Awww! This is such a cute story to end the challenge on! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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    1. Yeah, I agree. I am glad that I thought of this. Thank you so much Tarkabarka Holgy :D

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  14. Sundari Ma'am. A beautiful and endearing story:0

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  15. That is such a cute story to end the challenge with. Good choice. Congratulations on completing the AtoZ, Sundari. I am glad to have found you through the challenge and have thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Looking forward to reading more from you. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Shanaya :) Same here. Congratulations to you too. I simply loved your positive blogs

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  16. A sweet conclusion to the series :-)

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  17. THAT is such a quite Squirrel! I've never seen one like that before. Congratulations on completing the Challenge! I'm still making my way around to all the participating blogs!

    --Mee (The Chinese Quest)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Mee Magnum. That's a squirrel common to India :)

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