Shiva-Parvati’s acceptance of Ganesha as the winner shows that for the bhakta who sees the entire universe in the Divine, there is no need to perform any rituals or chant mantras speedily in a place of worship. For such a blessed being, the whole universe turns as small as an atom. It can obviously be crossed it with little effort to meet Shiva.
Happy Birthday to Ganesha!
Meanings: parikrama (circumnavigation), bhakta (devotee)
 According to this story in the Shiva Purana, Ganesha and his brother, Kartikaye, once participate in a small competition: the aim is to circle the world, and the winner is to get married first. Kartikaye, who has the better means (the fast-moving peacock as a vehicle), actually circumnavigates the globe, but Ganesha simply circles his parents on his slow-moving mouse and claims victory.