How to Celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Festival special kurtisThere are so many gods and goddesses in Hindu mythology and all have their important place and as well as their celebration day on which they born or did something special whether a win over evil or something else. In Hindu mythology there is a group of trinity including Lord Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Whatever happens in this world happens according to them as it is said in Hindu religious epic and scriptures and whatever they bring and end they do it for a change. There is always a reason behind their actions.

In passing time in August Krishna Janmastmi was celebrated and in coming time in September there is another Hindu religious festival Day is coming which is also celebrated widely in India as Krishna Janamstmi and this day is Ganesh Chaturthi.

It is the Hindu festival day celebrated on the birthday or more precisely we can say on rebirth of Lord Ganesha who is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. God Ganesh is considered the god of wisdom, prosperity and knowledge. The celebration of this festival is done for ten to 12 days according to difference in celebrating traditions of it. It is the belief of people that praying Lord Ganesha leads to the fulfillment of desires and wishes. It is also said praying him removes all the problems and obstacles from life.

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There are many fables that are attached to him and his miracles. He is the elephant headed God having a rat as his vehicle. The story of birth of Lord Ganesha is interesting. It is said that when there was no one on Kailash Parvat where Lord Shiva and Parvati lived, Parvati created Lord Ganesh from sandalwood dough and ordered him to guard the cave where Godess Parvati was having a bath and said him to look around provided no one could come inside but in the meantime Lord Shiva came and was trying to go inside the cave but Lord Ganesha stopped his way saying his mother ordered him not to allow anyone inside the cave.

After saying many time by Lord Shiva that he is the husband of Parvati, Ganesha not allowed him and in the rage Lord Shiva cut his head and he cried. Listening her son cries Parvati came outside and when she saw that her son laid died she threatened to destroy the whole world and hearing this all feared and they decided to calm Parvati by giving life to him adding an elephant head son. It was the rebirth of the Lord Ganesha that is celebrated as Ganesh Chutrthi. It is the festival that is celebrated around India and in coming time it is going to be celebrated on Monday, September 9.

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