Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: Do you know why Bappa is called Ekadanta? Read full story

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Chaturthi 2020) is celebrated on Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhado month. The worship of Lord Ganesha has special significance on this day. According to Hindu scriptures, Bappa was born on the Chaturthi date of Shukla Paksha of Bhado. It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Vighnaharta. This year Ganesh Chaturthi is falling on 22 August 2020.

Lord Ganesha is also called Gajanan, Bappa, Vighnaharta or Ekadanta. But do you know why Shree Ganesh is called Ekadanta. Learn about this interesting story.

Story of Gajanan

According to mythology, Mata Parvati went for a bath and made Ganeshji sit at the gate. Mata Parvati had told Ganesha that she should not let anyone in unless she had permission. Then Lord Shiva arrived there. When Lord Shiva tried to enter, Ganesha stopped him. Enraged by this, Lord Shiva severed Ganesha’s head. When Mata Parvati came out, she got upset seeing this and asked Lord Shiva to save Ganesha. Then Lord Shiva tied the elephant’s head to Ganesha.

Lord Shankar and Mata Parvati were resting in their room. He said do not let anyone come. Then Parashurama came to meet Lord Shiva. But Ganesha refused to meet Lord Shiva. Parshuram got angry on this and broke a tooth of Ganesha with his ax.