Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Happy days are here again, with Lord Ganesha.
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Lord Ganesha is the favourite Lord of Mumbai, Now for next eleven days, you will enjoy the visit of Lord Ganesha in your town and eat lots of Prasad and enjoy with your family and friends, singing bhajans, doing aartis and dancing to Bollywood music
Do you know the story of His birth and how He came to have the head of an elephant?
Once upon a time, the Goddess Gauri (consort of Lord Shiva), was having a bath. She removed the mud of her body and created Ganesha.
She placed Him near the entrance of the house and told Him not to allow any body into the house while she was in the bath.
Very soon, Lord Shiva returned home but he was stopped at the door by Ganesha because He thought that Lord Shiva was an outsider.
Lord Shiva was very thirsty and tired and he was in no mood for any jokes. He warned Ganesha to move away, but still Ganesh was very adamant.
Lord Shiva got angry and chopped off Ganesha´s head.
When Gauri came to know of this, she was very, very sad. Now Lord Shiva was feeling very sorry too.
He called His servant and told him to cut off and bring to him the head of any creature that was sleeping with his head facing north.
His servant went on mission and found only one elephant that was sleeping in that position.
He chopped off the elephant’s head and brought it to lord Shiva.
The Lord then joined the elephant’s head to the body of Ganesha. He then blessed Him with extraordinary powers
Lord Shiva made His son worthy of worship at the beginning of all undertakings, marriages, expeditions, studies, etc.
He ordained that the annual worship of Ganesha should take place on the 4th day of the bright half of Bhadrapada.
Without the Grace of Sri Ganesha and His help nothing whatsoever can be achieved. No action can be undertaken without His support, Grace or blessing.
The following are some of the common Names of Lord Ganesha: Dhoomraketu, Sumukha, Ekadantha, Gajakarnaka, Lambodara, Vignaraja, Ganadhyaksha, Phalachandra, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vakratunda, Siddhivinayaka, Surpakarna, Heramba, Skandapurvaja, Kapila and Vigneshwara. He is also known by many as Maha-Ganapathi.
Now let us join our hands and chant
Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva
Mata Teri Parvati, Pita Maha Deva.