Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in India, with people honouring and celebrating the birthday of the elephant-headed god. Ganesha, reffered to as Vinyaka or Ganapati, has a total of 108 different names and is known as the god of all beginnings. Due to this, the God is honoured at the start of all ceremonies as well as rituals.
Ganesh Chaturthi festival or Ganesh Mahotsav is a 10-day long Hindu festival widely celebrated all across the nation. Ganesha, the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva, is widely referred to as the Vighnahartaa for all the Devas and Vighnakartaa in the path of all the Rakshasas.
A story describes that Ganesha came into being when Goddess Parvati was wiping off the dirt off her body, and created Ganesha to guard the door. During this time, Lord Shiva came back from outside and found Ganesha guarding the door. As Ganesha did not know Lord Shiva, he did not allow him to enter the place, which greatly angered Lord Shiva. During all this, various gods gathered, battles were battled, and finally Lord Shiva severed the head of Ganesha. Seeing this, Parvati was enraged beyond senses, and asked Shiva to grant Ganesha another life, which was not possible until a new head for Ganesha’s body was found.
All Devas went in search of a new head of a dead body, which was facing north. But nothing could be found. Only one God was able to find the head of a dead elephant, and brought it back. Lord Shiva fixed the head on top of Ganesha’s body, while all the other gods blessed him.
This is how our great and loving God came into being and became the vighnahartaa for all our problems. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be beginning on Friday, 25th August and ending on Tuesday, 5th September. Many happy ganesh chaturthi images are available online.
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