Ganesh Chaturthi day is very important for Ganesh devotees. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the fourth day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month. On this day, special worship of Ganesha is done. On this day, Ganesh ji is seated in homes.
The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is also known for happiness and prosperity. Lord Ganesha is considered the giver of happiness and prosperity. Therefore, on this day, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is specially worshiped in the homes and temples. Lord Ganesha has also been called Ekadanta. There is an interesting story behind how Ganesha is called Ekadanta. Let’s know about this story.
Story of Gajanan and Ekadanta
According to the legend, when Lord Ganesha was in infancy, Shani came to see Lord Ganesha once. Due to the sight of Saturn, Ganesh’s head was burnt to ashes. Goddess Parvati suffered a lot after seeing such a condition of Ganesha. When the pain of Goddess Parvati was not seen from Lord Brahma, then Brahma told Mother Parvati a solution. He said that the person whose head is found first, put it on Ganesha’s head. After this, Parvati ji left from there. The first head of an elephant was found. Applied it to Ganesha. Lord Ganesh is called Gajanan because of the elephant’s head. According to another legend, Goddess Parvati went to take a bath and made Ganesh ji sit at the main door and said do not let anyone enter. Then Lord Shiva arrived there. When he tried to enter, Ganesh stopped him. Lord Shankar got angry on this and in anger, he severed Ganesha’s head. Shivji later gave elephant head to Ganesha.
Lord Parshuram broke Ganesha’s teeth
when Lord Shankar and Mata Parvati were resting in their bedroom, they put Ganesha at the door and told not to let anyone come. Then Parashurama came there and asked to meet Lord Shankar. But Ganesh ji refused to do so. Parshuram got angry on this and broke one of his teeth with his ax.