Also known as Ganesa or Ganapati is one of the most important gods in Hindu mythology and he is also worshipped in Jainism and Buddhism. For the Ganapatya Hindu sect, Ganesha is the most important deity. Ganesha is highly recognisable with his elephant head and human body, representing the soul (atman) and the physical (maya) respectively…


Your parents are Lord Shiv & Goddess Parvati

And your Siblings are Lord Karthik,Saraswati & Laxmi while you were the youngest you were also notorious yet the most lovable child of your parents…


While a story lies behind your elephant head;

Goddess Parvati started preparing for a bath. As she didn’t want to be disturbed during her bath and since Nandi was not at Kailash to keep guard of the door, Goddess Parvati took the turmeric paste (for bathing) from her body and made a form of a boy and breathed life into him. This boy was instructed by Goddess Parvati to guard the door and to not let anyone in till she finished her bath…


Subsequently when Shiva finally reached Kailash after spending a long time in Gajasura’s stomach, he found himself being stopped by this strange boy. Shiva tried to reason with the boy saying that he was Parvati’s husband but the boy did not listen and was determined to not let Shiva enter till his mother Goddess Parvati finished her bath. The boy’s behaviour surprised Shiva. Sensing that this was no ordinary boy, the usually peaceful Shiva decided he would have to fight the boy and in his divine fury severed the boy’s head with his Trishul thereby killing him instantly…


When Parvati learned of this, she was so enraged and insulted that she decided to destroy the entire Creation. At her call, she summoned all of her ferocious multi-armed forms, the Yoginis arose from her body and threatened to destroy all. Lord Brahma, being the Creator, naturally had his issues with this, and pleaded that she reconsider her drastic plan. She said she would, but only if two conditions were met: one, that the boy be brought back to life, and two, that he be forever worshiped before all the other gods…


Shiva, having cooled down by this time, agreed to Parvati’s conditions. He sent his Shiva-dutas out with orders to bring back the head of the first creature that is lying dead with its head facing North. The Shivadutas soon returned with the head of a strong and powerful elephant Gajasura which Lord Brahma placed onto boy’s body. Breathing new life into him, he was declared as Gajanana and gave him the status of being foremost among the gods, and leader of all the ganas (classes of beings), Ganapati


He is worshipped as the lord of beginnings and as the lord of removing obstacles…


There Is a massive celebration across Maharashtra for Ganesh Chaturthi for 10 long days…


You’ve sweet tooth and your favourites are Ladoos & Modak
While your arm (Vahan) is a Rat


We welcome,rejoice and worship you everyday as Hindus believe before any new beginnings he is the most auspicious and ultimate power of positivity!


Deva Shree Ganesha bless us in every way you can…


Happy Ganesh Chaturthi,

Ganpati Bappa Morya Mangal Murti Morya

7 thoughts on “Dear Ganesh

  1. Monty says:

    Very well written Raka😊.
    May Lord Ganesha always stay your mentor and protector and fill your life with love and happiness..Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too….

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    1. rakabasu says:

      Thank You Monty,I wish you the very same!Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family 😇

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  2. Prashantt says:

    Great insight!!
    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you.
    Stay blessed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. rakabasu says:

      Thank you Prashantt,wish you and your family the very same😇

      Like

      1. Prashantt says:

        Welcome & thank you for wishes!
        Stay blessed!😇

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Michelle says:

    This was very interesting to learn about!

    Liked by 1 person

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