Celebrations for Ganesh Chaturthi have started with much fervor and excitement for the upcoming ten days. Recently, the major celebration has been going strong. Throughout Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees congregate in pandals and at the temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha to offer prayers, chow down on mouthwatering fare, and celebrate.
Typically, Ganeshotsav takes place in August or September. According to the Hindu calendar, Vinayak Chaturthi is being observed today, August 31, and Ganesh Visarjan occurs on September 9. Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 history, significance, the reason for celebration & everything else you need to know has been given here.
According to Hindu beliefs, Goddess Parvati used sandalwood paste to conjure Ganesha to keep watch over her as she bathed while Lord Shiva was abroad. They quarreled because Ganesha forbade Lord Shiva from going into the room where she was bathing.
Due to his mother's wishes, Ganesha, an obedient son, prevented Lord Shiva from entering the hall. Lord Shiva was so furious that he tore Ganesha's head off of his body. When Goddess Parvati became aware of this, she transformed into her Kali avatar and threatened to destroy the universe as an act of vengeance.
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The mother must be looking away from Lord Shiva in order for him to retrieve the head of a sleeping child, according to the orders he gave to his followers. To try to calm Parvati's rage, this was done. The first head found by Lord Shiva's followers belonged to a baby elephant. Lord Shiva joined his head to his body, giving Ganesha a second chance at life. Since then, according to Hindu Beliefs, that day is commemorated as Ganesh Chaturthi yearly.
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Ganesh Chaturthi symbolizes new beginnings and Ganesha's rebirth. Devotees worship the god of prosperity, wisdom, and understanding throughout the ten-day festival before starting any substantial job.