In the presence of all the demigods
Srimati Radharani offered worship to Sri Ganesa.
(Excerpts from Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Sri Krsna janma khanòa chapter 122-123)
Narada muni asked Lord Narayana, “In the past the demigods worshiped Radha Madhava in Siddhasrama. At the same place how did Srimati Radharani, in the presence of Brahma, Visnu, Mahesa, and other great personalities choose to first worship Ganesa? Kindly narrate to me this entire pastime.
Lord Narayana replied: Narada! In the three worlds, the earth is auspicious. On that earth Bharata is the bestower of auspicious result of actions. In that Bharata there is a great, auspicious place, Siddhasrama, that bestows fame and liberation. Brahma, Sanat-Kumara, Kapila, Mahendra and many others performed austerities here and achieved perfection. Ganesa eternally resides here and there is a beautiful deity of Ganesa made of priceless jewels, which is worshipped on Vaisali Purnima by all men, demigods, demons, Gandharvas and sages. On that occasion Parvati, Siva, Kartikeya, Brahma, Sesanaga, Lord Krsna, Nanda and even Radha reached there with a happy heart. Then Srimati Radha who possesses beautiful teeth, bathed and dressed in fresh clothes. Then Radharani, who purifies the earth, washed Her feet, fasted and controlled Her senses and entered the manimandapa. With a desire to obtain Lord Krsna, She bathed Ganesa with Ganges water. Then, She, who is the mother of the four Vedas, Vasus, all the worlds, and the jnanis, the personification of beauty, that Supreme Radha, taking white flowers and reciting prayers, began to meditate on Ganesa who is just like Her son. She then offered various articles and chanted stotra and mantra in praise of Ganesa.
Lord Narayana said: “Narada! The chaste Radha offered ornaments made of precious jewels to Ganesa. Seeing Sri Radha’s worship and hearing Her prayers, the peaceful Ganesa spoke to the peaceful natured mother of the three worlds, Srimati Radharani.”
Sri Ganesa said: “O universal Mother! This worship of Yours is to teach the world. O auspicious one, You are the personification of Brahman and reside at the chest of Sri Krsna. Brahma, Siva, jnanis, and demigods, Sanak and other sages, liberated devotees, Lord Kapila all of them meditate on Your beautiful and rare lotus feet. You are the life of that Lord Krsna, and more dear to Him than His own life. You have originated from His left side. Mahalaksmi has come from Your left side. You have given birth to Vasu, You are the chief Goddess, the controller of the Vedas and the world, the original prakrti. O Mother! All the natural females in this creation are Your expansion. You are the cause of the universe. During the annihilation when Brahma disappears, that is one nimesa of Sri Hari. At that time the intelligent yogi who first recites Radha and then Krsna’s name (chants Hare Krsna) he easily enters Goloka.
“You are the mother of the universe and Sri Hari is the father; but mother is more worshipable than the father. In this pious land of Bharata, if any dull-headed person worships the cause of all causes Lord Krsna or some other demigod but disrespects Radha then he obtains misery and pain in this world, his family is destroyed, and he resides in hell.
“When a living entity in each of his life chants the names of demigods, he achieves devotion to the rare lotus feet of Durga. When he takes shelter of the mantra of Sambhu, the cause of material world, then he attains Your (Radha-Krsna’s) extremely rare lotus feet. And having once possessed them, that pious soul never even for a moment lets go of them. One who receives both of Your mantra from a Vaisnava and with full-devotion chants it, he delivers thousands of generations.”
Then Ganesa requested Radharani to gift all the offerings to the brahmanas, and Radharani did so, thus extremely pleasing Ganesa. Mother Parvati met Srimati Radharani and embraced Her while talking sweet words. All the demigods including Brahma, and Mahadeva, Ananta, Manus, and other sages humbly prayed and glorified Srimati Radharani.