New Delhi: Today i.e. on 22 August 2020, the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada. This ten day festival has started from 22 August i.e. today which will be celebrated till 1 September.
On Ganesh Chaturthi, the idol of Ganesha is brought to the house. According to Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is worshiped before performing any auspicious work. In such a situation, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi today, we are going to tell you about the reasons behind celebrating this festival.
One day Lord Shankar went to Bhogavati place from Mount Kailash to take a bath. It is said that after her departure, mother Parvati made an effigy from the scum of her body while bathing in the house. Mother Parvati gave life to that effigy and named it Ganesh.
Parvati ji asked Ganesh to take the mudgar and guard it at the gate. Parvati ji said that unless I take a bath and come out, do not let anyone come in.
When Lord Shiva came back home after taking bath in Bhogavati, he started going inside the house but Bal Ganesh stopped him. Because Ganapati did not know anyone other than Mother Parvati. In such a situation, Lord Ganesha stopped by Ganapati considered his insult and severed Lord Ganesha’s head and went inside the house.
When Shivji reached inside he was very angry. Parvati ji thought that Mahadev is enraged due to the delay in the food .. So immediately he served food in 2 plates and called Shiva and requested him to have food.
Seeing the second plate, Shivji asked Parvati, for whom was this second plate placed? Parvati says that this plate for son Ganesh, who is guarding the door outside. Hearing this, Lord Shiva was shocked and told Parvati ji that the boy who was guarding outside, I have severed his head from the torso. On hearing this, Mother Parvati started mourning with sadness. After which he requested Lord Shiva to revive the son.
Then to please Parvati ji, Lord Shiva cut off the head of an elephant’s child and attached it to the child’s torso. Parvati was very happy to find son Ganesh alive again. This whole incident happened on the bright day of Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturthi. Therefore, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated every year on Shukla Chaturthi of Bhadrapada.