Ganesh Chaturthi Story
Ganesh Chaturthi is one the most important festivals that is celebrated in India with huge enthusiasm and devotion. This festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom, knowledge prosperity, and luck. The festival is also referred to by the name of Vinayak Chaturthi also known as Vinayak Chavithi. The day, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu faith is celebrated widely, especially throughout the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Ganesh Chaturthi History
The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi has its roots in the Maratha reignof Chatrapati Shivaji launching the celebration. The origin of the belief lies in the tale of Ganesha’s birth. Ganesha as one of the children of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. There are many myths about Ganesha’s birth, only the most important one is told here. The goddess Parvati was the one who created Ganpati. In her absence from Lord Shiva was able to use their sandalwood to make Ganesha and then put him on watch while she went to bathe. When she left and Lord Shiva was involved in a dispute with Ganesha since he would not allow him into the bath according to the instructions of his mother. Furious and furious, Shiva was furious and Lord Shiva removed Ganesha’s hair. When Parvati saw this and became angry, she took on an appearance of Goddess Kali who threatened the destruction of the universe. The entire world was worried and asked Lord Shiva to come up with an answer and stop the anger from Goddess Kali. Shiva was then commanded by all his followers to go and locate the child’s mother who has her back toward her child, causing him to be negligent and to bring his head. The first child that was seen by his followers was of an elephant. They were instructed to cut his head off and brought it before Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva immediately put Ganesha’s head onto his body , and then brought him back to the life of. The fury from Maa Kali was eased, while Goddess Parvati was overwhelmed yet again. The Lords all blessed Ganesha and Ganesha’s birthday is celebrated to honor the same reason.
Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begin approximately a month prior to the celebration. The festivities last around 10 days (from Bhadrapad Shudh chaturthi to Ananta Chaturdashi). The first day, the Lord’s clay idol of Ganesha is placed in the homes. The homes are decorated with flowers. Temples attract a many devotees. Bhajans are chanted and prayers are sang. In many cases, families gather to celebrate the celebration. Localities arrange and host pandals, and also install huge statues dedicated to God Ganesha for the celebration with their friends and relatives. The day that concludes the festivities, the idol of the Lord Ganesha is exhibited to the streets. The crowd shows their enthusiasm and joy by way of singing and dancing on the streets, along alongside the statue. The idol is later placed in the water or the sea. The day is characterized by a huge number of devotees who express their joy and offering prayers.
Ganesha pujan starts with the placement of an idol made of clay of Lord Ganesha at home. Different dishes are prepared to offer (bhog). The idol gets bathing in pure water. Then, it is embellished with floral arrangements. Jyoti is lit and the aarti starts. A variety of bhajans, mantras, and bhajans are chanted during this time. The belief is that the chanting of mantras in complete devotion will bring vitality to idols. Also, it is believed during this time, Ganesha visits the home of his devotees and brings luck and prosperity to Ganesha. This is why the day is regarded as an extremely blessed day. Invoking the Ganpati Yantra can bring you the best success in life.
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