Once upon a time
there was a king
He had two queens Sunithi and Surichi .
Sunithi's son is Dhruva. Surichi's son is Uttama.
One day both Dhruva and Uttama were playing in the
Suddenly , both of them ran towards the king to sit on
his lap. And Dhruva was almost on the father's lap. From
some where, queen Surichi appeared and dragged
Dhruva away and allowed her son Uttama to sit on
the king's lap.
Dhruva felt hurt, and as all small boys do, he ran
towards his mother Sunithi .Weeping and wiping away his
tears, he told her the whole story.
Sunithi , a helpless queen advised Dhruva to pray to
God. She said " Dhruva, You can always tell God your
worries and wishes. If your wishes are just , then God
will definitely fulfill your wishes". She also asked him to
do penance, so that God will hear him.
At that time sage Narada came there .
He taught him how to do penance and tell prayers.
He taught him the mantra,"OM NAMO NARAYANAYA ".
Narada also asked Dhruva to go to the forest Madhuvana,
situated on the banks of river Yamuna , to do penance.
Dhruva with all perseverence started his penance . He
was very serious about this penance that he was not
aware of the months rolling by.
He faced all the troubles , a forest could give to a
small boy , but still continued with his penance. He was
keen on getting his father's love .
The hot Sun , the wet rains, biting insects ,nothing
disturbed him . Penance went on and on.......
Pleased with his penance Lord Vishnu came before
Dhruva . As soon as he saw Lord Vishnu, he became
happy. God asked him about his wish. He
forgot about his wish to sit on his father's lap. Instead
he said ," I will be happy if you are always with me."
At this God was pleased and granted his wish. Lord
Vishnu also granted that Dhruva willl be a north polar
star after his life.
So with all happiness he rushed to the palace.
There with his mother Sunithi , his father , the king
embraced him with great affection.
All of them were happy.
Even now we can see Dhruva as a star in the North