Learn About Lord Ganesh’s Origins and Why We Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi !

by Sean Dixon


The son of Lord Shiva and Parvati is Lord Ganesh, and also Lord Karthick. But Lord Ganesh is one of the most prayed-for deities on Earth. The other names of Lord Ganesh are Dukh Harta, Ekdanta, Vinayaka, and many others. He is considered as the remover of blocks and hindrances, and one of the best parts that you will know about Lord Ganesh is that he is the God who is prayed to first before every other God. Ganesh Chaurthi starts the day or marks the birth of the deity Lord Ganesh. Ganesh is also known as the God with an elephant’s face. On the 4th day of Shukla Paksha, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with fervour. Many people are there who don’t know when is Ganesh Chaturthi 2022. So, Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 31st, 2022.

Why We Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

About Ganesh Chaturthi: 

Another best part that you will know about this festival is that it is a 10-day long prayer that ends with the Anant Chaturdashi. And, after the 10-day prayers, there will be the immersion of the Lord Ganesh idol, which is the immersion of Lord Ganesh in the water, which denotes that he’s on his way back home to Lord Shiva and Parvathi. The immersion, also known as Visarjan, is on September 9th. Out of the 10 points about Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most interesting things that you will notice is that this festival symbolises the rebirth of the deity. It also shows new beginnings. Apart from that, as per the puranic sources, Parvathi created Lord Ganesh with turmeric (also known as haldi), with which she was about to take bath.  Lord Ganesh was created when Lord Shiva was away. You can check online for creative Ganesh Chaturthi wishes.

How was Ganesh created? 

Mata Parvathi was preparing to take bath, when suddenly she took the turmeric and water and started creating Lord Ganesh.  After the idol was created, Mata Parvathi granted Lord Ganesh the ability to take on human form, and she named him Lord Ganesh.After Lord Ganesh came into human form, Mata Parvathi asked Lord Ganesh to guard him and not allow anyone to enter the premises where he was. So, as per the instructions of Mata Parvathi, Little Lord Ganesh stopped Lord Shiva from entering the premises where Mata Parvathi was. Lord Ganesh, at that time, did not know that he (Shiva) was Mata Parvathi’s spouse.


Elephant Head Lord Ganesh- 

So, due to this, Lord Shiva became furious and accidentally cut off Lord Ganesh’s head. Mata Parvathi got enraged by this and threatened to destroy the whole world. So, finally, Lord Shiva consoled Mata Parvathi and asked her to give him some time to fix the head. He bought an elephant’s head and affixed it to Lord Ganesh’s body. Then, Mata Parvathi was happy, and all the Gods blessed him, and this was like a rebirth of Lord Ganesh, and this is the Ganesh Chaturthi Story. Therefore, we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesh was born during the time of Madhyahna, also known as mid-day. Check online for the story of Ganesh Chaturthi in Hindi.

So, this is why is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated, i.e., to put an end to our sufferings and start new beginnings.

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