Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular and worshipped deities in the Hindu religion. He is the Lord of wisdom, luck and prosperity. Every auspicious work begins after worship of Lord Shri Ganesh. Lord Sri Ganesh is known with various names among devotees such as Ganpati, Vighanharta,Vinayak and Ekdant.
About Lord Ganesha
Lord Ganesha's mother's name is Goddess Parvati and his father is Lord Shiva. As per Shiva Purana, Lord Sri Ganesha was married to Riddhi and Siddhi, daughters of Lord Brahma. He had two sons who were named as Shubh and Labh. Riddhi, Siddhi, Shubh and Labh symbolizes prosperity, spirituality, auspiciousness and profit respectively.
Hindu God Ganesh is generally depicted as a deity with an elephant headed feature, pot bellied human physique, two big flappy ears and a trunk. The head symbolizes soul, human body signifies earthly existence, elephant head represents wisdom and trunk represents OM, the supreme sound.
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Lord Sri Ganesha figurine has four hands. In his upper right hand, he is holding goad to remove all obstacles from devotee’s life. The left hand has noose that seizes all the difficulties. The lower right hand of Shri Ganesh ji is in Abhay Mudra that bestows victory and the lower left hand holds a bowl full of Modaks, representing happiness and prosperity. Lord Sri Ganesh’s mount is a mouse.
About Lord Ganesha Story of Birth
As per Hindu Scriptures, the birth history of lord ganesh in hindi traces back to an incident when Goddess Parvati was preparing for a bath at her abode Mt. Kailash. She created a boy out of the dirt of her body and breathed life into it. She named the boy as her son Ganesha and instructed him to guard the door. She told her to not allow anyone to enter the premises without seeking her permission. When Lord Shiva returned from meditation, Lord Ganesha denied Lord Shiva from entering the house. Angered at the defiance, Lord Shiva ordered Nandi and his followers to teach the boy a lesson. However, Shri Ganesh ji defeated everyone. Enraged by seeing all this, Lord Shiva struck the head of Shri Ganesh. When Parvati came to know about this incident, she grieved and demanded Lord Shiva to make her son, Lord ganesha alive again. To soothe Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva ordered Lord Brahma to find the head of the creature who is facing the North direction. Lord Brahma found a sleeping baby elephant and returned with its severed head. Lord Shiva attached the elephant head to Lord Sri Ganesha and breathed life into him again. Lord Shiva made him the leader of his troops and named him “Ganpati”. Also, Lord Shiva granted a boon that Ganesha God will be worshipped first before any auspicious work or the worship of any other deity.
Important Festival of Hindu God Ganesh
The main and important festival of Lord Ganesh is Ganesh Chaturthi which marks the birth anniversary of Shri Ganesh ji. This festival is celebrated for 10 days with great fervor and devotion.
Faq Related to God Lord Ganesha
1. What is Lord Ganesha's favourite sweets?
2. Which flower Lord Ganesha likes?
3. Which day of the week is Ganesha day?
4. Which is the favourite color of Lord Ganesha?
5. How to appease Lord Ganesha?
- Worship and Light Diyas in front of Lord Ganesha on Wednesday.
- Offer Modak, ladoos and Marigold flowers to Lord Ganesha.
- Offer red clothes, Red flowers and Rakht Chandana in Shri Ganesha Puja.
- Chant Lord Ganesha Mantra:
“Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva Karyesu Sarvada”
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