What is Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi is festival of Hindu, and the Lord Ganesha. On this great day
Lord Shiva has declared his son Ganesha as God which is superior from all other
god. Lord Ganesha is worshipped as the god of wisdom along with prosperity and
good fortune. This festival is also known as Ganeshutsav which is also
celebrated for 10days and celebrated every year in the month of August and
September to celebrate the birth of Lord Ganesha.
History and celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi
History of Ganesh Chaturthi
The legend behind this festival is that Parvati has created Lord Ganesha out of
sandal wood dough which is used for bathing purpose. She has put life into him
and let him stand at the door acting as a safeguard for her. When lord Shiva
returned ganesha stopped him at door, in return Shiva cut his head and entered
the house. Parvati then come to know that her son was dead. Then after wards
Shiva cut the head of elephant and put it on the body of Ganesha.
Another legend related to this is that one day god has decided to choose the
leaders by giving the simple task as who so ever took three rounds of the earth
will be called as leader. This task was not an easy but Ganesha has taken this
seriously to obey his parent’s .Ganesha took three rounds around his parents as
he stated that his parents control the whole universe so going around them is
more important than going towards earth. Everyone was surprised by the words of
lord Ganesha and he then declared as leader. So he is also known by the name
How Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated?
This festival is famous in the state of Maharastra. This festival acts a symbol
of unity, faith and patriotism. On this great festival the statues of Lord
Ganesha are installed in every streets, corners and homes. People used to
decorate the entire place where the statues are to be kept. People used to pray
two times a day and offers flowers along with Modak which is the main Prasad of
lord Ganesha. People used to celebrate this great festival by chanting and
singing devotional songs along with dancing part.