The Lord Ganesha- Best Photo
Ganesha is the son of Shiva Parvati and He has an elder Subrahmanya. Shiva returned home and, on finding the boy, and outraged at his impudence in claiming he was Parvati’s son, Shiva called for his gang of demons, the (bhutaganas) who fought ferociously with the boy But Parvati had arranged Ganesha to be the guard and not let anybody enter as she was having a bath. Ganesha didn’t allow Shiva to enter to Parvati . Shiva got furious and beheaded Ganesha in anger. When Parvati saw this she cried out loud and exclaimed that Ganesha was her son. Shiva felt guilt and sent his men to find a head for the boy. His men went to the jungle and returned with an elephant head. Shiva attached this head to his son and brought Ganesha back to life. Shiva also rewarded him for his bravery and courage by making him the guardian of entrances and the lord of new beginnings. A prayer to Ganesha is always accompanied by smashing a coconut, which is symbolic of smashing the negative forces inherent in oneself. Ganesha is also the deity of good fortune. This is the reason he is the first to be worshipped during any pooja.
Ganesha Chaturthi is celebrated in many southern states of India where people bring Ganpati’s idol in their house for 10 days. The festival is celebrated with great pomp and glory. The devotees believe that Ganesha comes to visit them every year and take away all their troubles and powerlessness. On the 11th day, Ganesha is immersed in a water body and bid adieu with religious song of “Ganpati Bappa Morya’’