Kubera, the treasure of Gods, once built a palace made of Gold. He was overcome with pride. Kuber once invited Shiva with the intention to show off his newly built palace made of gold. Shiva, who realized the arrogance of Kubera, offered to send his son, Ganesha, for the occasion. Ganesh used the event to teach Kuber a lesson by eating all his food and wealth.
When Ganesha reached the palace, Kubera tried to show his precious things – wall, furniture and all utensils in the palace was made of gold. But Ganesha showed no interest in them. He was only interested in the food.
Kubera boasted that he had prepared tasty dishes to serve thousands of guests.
Soon Ganesh started relishing the food served. Soon all the cooked food was finished. But his hunger could not be satisfied. Kuber was shocked.
Ganesha then started eating the raw vegetables and other raw food in the kitchen. Soon the raw food got over. Ganesha then started eating the gold plates and gold utensils in the kitchen.
Kubera was clueless. He realized that Ganesh would eat up all his wealth.
Kubera then rushed to Shiva to tell him about the havoc caused by Ganesha.
Shiva then gave Kuber a Ladoo prepared by Goddess Parvati and asked him to serve it to Ganesha.
Ganesh was satisfied with the Laddu.
Kuber realized his mistake and gave up his pride.