|Z for Zealous Little Squirrel|
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|
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