The Proud Gods
Yaksha teaching lessons to The proud Gods
The Gods started celebrating their victory and forgot their duties. They became very proud forgetting that they had won because of Lord Brahma's blessings. Lord Brahma decided to teach them a lesson and sent a Yaksha (demi-god) to their kingdom .
When Lord Indra Deva, the king of Gods, saw the Yaksha, he sent Lord Agni Deva, The God of fire, to him. Lord Agni deva said, "I am the powerful God who can burn anything, " The Yaksha gave him a blade of grass and asked him, "Can you burn this?" Lord Agni Deva laughed and said, "This is such a small thing, I can burn it in a second ." Lord Agni Deva tried to burn the blade but failed. Ashamed, Lord Agni Deva returned.
Then Lord Indra Deva sent Lord Pawan Deva, the god of wind. Lord Pawn Deva told him that he was a powerful God who could blow away anything. The Yaksha gave him the same blade of grass and asked him, Can you blow this away?" He placed the blade on his palm and blew at it, but couldn't even move it. he also returned in shame.
Lord Indra Deva then went himself. The Yaksha said, "You Gods have become so proud that you do not recognise that I am Lord Brahma's messenger. I have come to make you realise that it is the most powerful and who made you win. Now leave your pride and fulfill your duties."