Kubera, the god of wealth once visited Shiva and Parvati in
Mount Kailash. He wanted to show off his wealth, so he invited them to a
meal. Shiva and Parvati said, "We cannot come, but you may take
Ganesha. But he eats a lot." Kubera said "He can eats as much
as he wants." When the child sat down to eat, he ate all the food.
But he remained hungry, so he ate the utensils, the furniture, and the
palace. Still he went on eating and ate Kubera's entire kingdom. Kubera
begged him to stop but he threatened. "If you don't give me food, I
will eat you." Kubera went to Shiva for help. He apologised
for his pride. Shiva gave him a hand full of rice to give to Ganesha.
Kubera went back and offered the rice to Ganesha with love and humility.
Ganesha's hunger was satisfied.