Ganesh Chaturthi Story.Why is Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated?

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival:

Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated across the country on 31 August 2022 this year. Ganesh Chaturthi is ten-day festival. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great joy throughout the year of India. Starting from Ganesh Chaturthi, this festival is celebrated till the immersion of the idol of Lord Ganesha till Anant Chaturdashi.

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Ganesha Chaturthi Festival Information:

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth of Ganesh. Ganesh ji is the son of Lord Shiva and mother Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi is known by a total of 108 names. Ganesha is worshiped in Hindu before all the gods. 

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Why is Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated?


According to First Story(Ganesh Chaturthi):

Shri Ganesh ji was born on the Chaturthi of Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha. That is why Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on this day every year. The celebration of Lord Ganesha's birthday is known as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Why is Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated?

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According to the beliefs of Hinduism, there are many stories related to the birth of Ganesha. So let's know about two such stories.

It is said that Ganesha was made by Goddess Parvati from the scum taken from her body. When Mata Parvati went to worship, Ganesha sat outside and said "Don't let anyone come in till I come back." When Lord Shiva returned home, Ganesh tried to stop him. Shiv ji and Ganesh ji were unaware of each other. Both of them did not know about each other's relationship. When Ganesh ji did not allow Shiva ji inside, Shiva ji became angry. In anger, Shiva cut off Ganesha's head.

Why is Ganesha called Vighnaharta:

When Goddess Parvati came to know about all this, she became angry with Shiva. Shiva then promised Mata Parvati to bring back Ganesha's life. And put the elephant's head on the torso of Ganesha. In this way Ganesha got life again. It is said that Goddess Parvati made Ganesha at the request of the gods. So that they can kill the demons. That is why he is also called Vighnaharta Shree Ganesha.

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According to Second Story(Ganesh Chaturthi):

At the beginning of universe, when the question arose as to who should be considered the first worshiper. So the deity approached Lord Shiva. Then Shiva said that the first thing that will revolve around the entire earth will be considered as the first worship. In this way all the gods started sitting in their vehicles to revolve around the earth.

Lord Ganesha's vehicle is a mouse. So how could Lord Ganesha be able to do circumambulation first. Then Lord Ganesha with his wisdom and cleverness completed the three revolutions of his father Lord Shiva and mother Parvati and stood with folded hands.

Then Lord Shiva said, "There is no one greater and wiser than you in this whole world. By doing the three revolutions of mother and father, you have completed the circumambulation of the three locos and you have got its merit which is bigger than the revolutions of the earth." "Therefore, a person who will worship you before starting any work will not have to face any kind of difficulties."

 Since then Lord Ganesha started being worshiped first. Therefore, Ganesh Lord is worshiped in Ganesh Chaturthi. All the devotees celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi immerse the idol of Lord Ganesha installed on Ganesh Chaturthi on the eleventh day of Anant Chaturdashi. This is how the Ganesh festival ends.

Why Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days(Ganesha Visarjan):

Followers of religious texts when Ved Vyas ji narrated the story of Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha for 10 days. Then Ganesh ji closed his eyes. When the eyes were opened after 10 days, it was found that the temperature of Lord Ganesha was very high.

Ganesha Visarjan.

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Then at the same time Ved Vyas ji had given a bath to Lord Ganesha in the kund near him. Due to which his body temperature decreased.

Therefore, Ganesh ji is worshiped for the next ten days of Ganpati establishment. And on the eleventh day the idol of Lord Ganesha is immersed. Ganesh Visarjan is also a symbol of the fact that this body is made of clay and finally it has to be mixed in the soil.

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Who first celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi(Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration)?

In 1893, Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak organized a Ganesh festival on a scale to mobilize against the British. In which people participated on a large scale and thus Ganesh Chaturthi started to be celebrated throughout the nation.

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Bal gangadhar Tilak organized the event in Maharashtra. Therefore, this festival is celebrated with great pomp throughout Maharashtra. Tilak was struggling for Swarajya at that time and he needed a platform through which his voice reached more and more people. Then he chose Ganpati Utsav. The image of which is seen all over Maharashtra till date.

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