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Detail Of Lord Almighty Lord Ganesha, Ganesh Chaturthi Importance

Detailed Information About Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha is one of the most important deities in the religion of Hinduism. He is held in deep regard by countless devotes from all over India. The deity generally bears the appearance of an elephant-headed feature, accompanied by a pot-bellied physique, two big flappy ears and a trunk that goes a bit curvy downside. Ganesh Puja is dedicated to this elephant-headed deity and most importantly, the festival is viewed as an epitome of religious adherence of numerous devotees all over India, who pay their respects and offerings to Lord Ganesha and seek his blessings to live a life harmonized by compassion and prosperity of life.

Bhadrapada heralds the beginning of Shukla Chaturthi which ends on Ananta Chaturdashi also known as Ganesh Visarjan. It is the period of Ganesh Chaturthi

Mumbai particularly holds special importance for being India’s most notable megacity about Ganesha puja. In fact, the worship of Lord Ganesha has been observed with such grandiosity that it becomes the talk of the nation, with countless people from across India glueing on their television sets watching the huge procession of devotees with an enormous image of Ganesha as they head for immersion of the deity to a nearby water source such as the ocean.

Ganesha: Birth Story, Symbolism, Meaning

Birth of Lord Ganesha

The birth of Lord Ganesha traces back to the incident when Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva made their habitat on Mountain Kailash. One day Parvati told Nandi to keep a guard on the door and no one is permitted to enter unless said otherwise. Her instruction was clear and supposed to be complied with anyhow. However, when Lord Shiva came from his meditative wanderings, he naturally demanded an entrance into the room. Though entrance was not permitted by Parvati, Nandi permitted the entrance to Shiva, considering his loyalty was more on the side of Shiva than Parvati. It was an unmistakable case of disobedience on the part of Nandi. That incident discomfited Parvati, who at that very moment, had scratched off some turmeric pests from her body and breathed life to the formation of Ganesha and Parvati announced him as a loyal son to her.

Nobody except Parvati knew about the creation of Ganesha.

A couple of days later, Parvati instructed Ganesha to keep a guard on the door and let no one enter until she instructed otherwise. As coincidence had it, Lord Shiva happened to be there by chance and demanded entrance to the house, which was denied by Ganesha standing guard there. Angered at the defiance of the little boy, Lord Shiva again asked the boy to step aside so that he could go in. However, his plea didn’t work for the boy. Infuriated Shiva then ordered his followers, including Nandi, to teach the boy a lesson.

However, little Ganesha defeated all of them, leaving Shiva no option but to strike Ganesha. Enraged Shiva then hurled his trident at Ganesha, which cut off his head, killing him then and there.

Parvati went inconsolable at the death of her son and demanded his life back. At this Lord Shiva(surprised at the revelation that the boy killed by him was the son of Parvati) ordered Lord Brahma to find the head of any creature he comes across on his way. Lord Brahma returned with the severed head of an elephant. Shiva attached the elephant head with the severed neck of Ganesha and breathed life into the deceased body.

Ganesha stood up, but his appearance as an elephant worried Parvati who feared that the boy would be mocked for such an appearance, then Shiva granted a boon to Ganesha that no worship without first worshipping Ganesha would be considered auspicious and complete. Since then Ganesha puja before any god came into trending. Later a mouse was chosen as Ganesha’s mount.