True places are not found on maps.
Shiva and Parvati, the Hindu god and goddess, were exasperated with their sons, Ganesh and Maruha, who constantly competed for their attention. Ganesh was chubby and cute with his elephant head and big ears. Maruha was sleek and charming. He displayed a sensual beauty uncommon in one so young. Each would sneak into their parents' presence and whine, "Am I your favorite son?" until Shiva bellowed, "Enough! We will settle this -- but you must promise to question us no more." The boys agreed. Shiva and Parvati cleverly devised a test that would not only allow one son to emerge as the favorite but might deliver some peace and quiet in the process. They called the boys