Why we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?

God Ganesha

Lord GANESHA is the God of new beginnings and a fresh start. It is said that when anyone starts a new work. They should start by the name of Lord GANESHA. People first invite Lord Ganesha on every occasion. He is Vighanharta (who removes obstacles) and Sukhkarta (who gives joy). Lord Ganesha is the child of  God Shiva and Goddess Parwati. He is known for doing good and removing obstacles from everyone's life.  The mouse is said to be the vehicle of Lord Ganesh and He loves to have LADDUS and sweets.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the day when Lord Ganesh and Goddess Parwati, mother of Ganesha came on earth with a new beginning. This festival falls on the Chaturthi of Bhadra in Shukla Paksha. According to the Hindu Calendar, it occurs in August/September. In 2020, this festival occurs on 22 August. This is a big festival for Hindus. The celebration is for 10 days. They celebrate this festival with a lot of joy and worships. It is also called Vinayak Chaturthi.

People bring a statue of Ganpati to their home and with lots of happiness welcome him.

It would be very interesting to see the different methods of celebration in this pandemic of Coronavirus nowadays in India and throughout the world. This festival is celebrated in Maharashtra and near areas with a lot of dance, music, etc. 

On the 10th day of this festival, People do Visharjan and hope that Lord Ganesha will come soon and help them to overcome the big obstacles easily. People gather. dance, apply Gulal to each other, and enjoy loud music. Lord Ganesha will be missed. 


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One day Goddess Parwati is very impressed with the NANDI, the bull devotee of Lord Shiva. She also wanted a devotee for her all the services, a personal devotee for her. So, she made an idol of a boy from her skin, By her great spiritual powers, she made the idol of a boy in a living being, She gave life to him. Now she had a devotee and a son to follow her. She was very delighted to have a son who will serve her.

Then she decided to take bath and told her son to stand out of the room to guard and will not allow anyone to enter inside. After some time Lord Shiva came to meet Goddess Parwati in hurry. When he was entering the room of his wife. The boy stopped him to enter, Lord Shiva doesn't know that the boy is his son. He told the boy that he is the husband of Goddess Parwati. But still, he refused to enter and informed him that his mother told him to guard. Both came in an argument, Lord Shiva got angry and beheaded the boy. 

Goddess Parwati got very angry with Lord Shiva. All the gods came and requested Lord Shiva to calm down Goddess Parwati. Then Lord Shiva commanded his devotees to go and get one head of the first living being they will get. But of the child whose head is in the north direction and the mother is laying in the opposite direction of the child and the first living being they will get. The devotees followed the instructions and discovered an elephant child that suited the description of Lord Shiva. They brought the head of that baby elephant and handed it over to Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva by his spiritual powers attached the elephant head on the boy's body and brought him back to life. Hence he was named  GAJANAN (Elephant Headed). And to please Goddess Parvati he gave a boon to the boy to be worshiped first on every occasion.

May Lord Ganesha keeps you healthy and happy.


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