143. Durga Puja
There was a wealthy man who arranged a feast to celebrate the Durga Puja each year, honoring the goddess. He sacrificed countless goats, and people came from all around to enjoy the goat curry and elaborate dishes that the man offered to his hungry guests, year after year after year.
Later on, though, the man stopped organizing the feasts, and his celebration of the Durga Puja was nothing like it had been in the past.
"Why do you no longer celebrate with a feast as before?" a friend asked him.
"Can't you see?" said the man. "My teeth are gone!"
Inspired by: Tales and Parables of Sri Ramakrishna
Notes: This is story 5 in the book. The popular mangsher jhol Bengali curry can be made with mutton or with goat.