Ghanshyam entered his third year. So his handsome father Dharmadev
thought that it was time for Ghanshyam's hair-cutting. The next
day he decided an auspicious time for his hair-cutting. Thus, he
called Zamai the Barber to tonsure Ghanshyam. Zamai gaily showed
up with his saving kits. Bhaktimata took Ghanshyam in her lap and
sat down facing the barber. Zamai wetted Ghanshyam's hair and first
cut them with scissors. Then he got out a razor from his kit and
started to shave Ghanshyam's head.
Ghanshyam created a surprising miracle during his shaving. The
barber could not see Ghanshyam, while all the others could. So he
became alarmed and his arms remained upraised with razors in them.
He got transfixed like an inanimate thing. Seeing this, Bhaktimata
said, "Why did you stop your work, after half shaving? Come
on, and finish it." Frightened Zamai replied in a trembling
voice, "Whom do I shave? Because Ghanshyam is not here. Where
did he go?" Hearing this Bhaktimata said surprised, "Why
don't you see him? He is still sitting on my lap."
"But I can't see him" he replied. So, Bhaktimata understood
Ghanshyam's Miracle and whispered to him, "Such half shaving
will not make you attractive, my dear. Hence, let him finish shaving."
"The razor struck my on my head" Ghanshyam complained.
Thereupon Bhaktimata said to the barber, "Take great care
while shaving my dear son." Ghanshyam became visible to the
barber. So he finished his shaving. Ghanshyam then took a bath in
Narayan Sarovar. The barber was convinced that this was extraordinary
child. He felt himeself lucky shaving him and went his way after
bowing down to Ghanshyam.
Answer the following questions.
- Why did father think to shave Ghanshyam?
- What miracle did Ghanshyam create?
- What did Bhaktimata ask the barber?
- What did Bhaktimata whisper in Ghanshyam's
- What did Ghanshyam do after shaving?
Fill in the blanks.
- Dharmadev called __________ the barber.
- This is time of Ghanshyam's ___________.
- Ghanshyam entered in his __________ year.
- Ghanshyam took a bath in __________.
- __________ was convinced that Ghanshyam
was an extraordinary child.