Ganesh Chaturthi festival
In this post, we will explain about Ganesh Chaturthi festival of Hindu and we will talking about what is Ganesh Chaturthi festival?, how to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi festival?, how to please Lord Ganesh?, how was Ganesh born?, why Lord Ganesh have elephant’s head?, Who is Ganesh?, Etc.
In 2020, The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is on August 22 – September 01
- What is the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and how to celebrate it?
- Who is Ganesh?
- How to please Lord Ganesh?
- How was Ganesha born?
- Why Lord Ganesh has an elephant’s head?
- What are the 108 names of Lord Ganesh?
What is the Ganesh Chaturthi festival and How to Celebrate it?
Ganesh Chaturthi is a famous festival of Hindu. It also called Vinayaka Chavithi. It is a ten days long festival. Ganesh Chaturthi will celebrate in India to honor the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with the devotion of Lord Ganesh by Hindus all over the world. This festival has mainly celebrated in India. In India, it is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana.
At the beginning of the Ganesh festival, people installed a statue of Lord Ganesh on their home and a large statue in public places. The statues are decored well. Every day devotees will pray for god, give sweets to the Statue, give Laddu, etc.
On the 10th day of this festival, Many people gather and carry the statues of Lord Ganesh of a public place and they put it in the river or oceans.
Who is Ganesh and How was he born?
Lord Ganesh is the second son of Ma Parvati and Lod Shiva Shankar. The first son of them was Kumar and second was Ganesh.
Ganesh is created by Ma Parvati by the dust of her body. When Parvati was bathing, she collects some dust from her body and makes a statue by that dust. When she made a statue, she liked and loved it and she gives a breath on it. When she makes the statue alive, she gave the name Ganesh.
How to please Lord Ganesh?
According to the Hindu religion, there are many ways to worship Lord Ganesh to make him Happy. Here are some tips to please Lord Ganesh;
- Offer Ladoos, Modaks, or other sweets to Ganesh.
- Install an idol of Lord Ganesh on the home.
- put garland around the neck of the idol.
- Repeat Ganesha’s mantras 108 times.
“Om Namo Siddhi Vinayakaya Sarva Kaarya Kartrey Sarva Vignha Prashamnay Sarvarjaya Vashyakarnaya Sarvajan Sarvastree Purush Aakarshanaya Shreeng Om Swaha.”
- Close eyes and put the image of Lord Ganesha in your mind.
- Put tilak to the idol of Ganesh, yourself, and to others in participant in the Puja.
- Give Prashadi to all who come to the Puja.
Why Lord Ganesh has an elephant’s head?
According to the religious book Swosthani, when Parvati creates Ganesh by her dust from the body and makes alive him, she takes him in her house. When they reach the house, Parvati orders him to stay in the door and not allow anyone to enter the house. When Ganesh was in the door at that time Lord Shiva arrived home and try to enter the house but Ganesh not allowed to enter him because Ganesh doesn’t know Lord Shiva was his father and Lord Shiva also don’t know the Ganesh was Parvati’s son.
When Ganesh disallowed Shiva to enter his home, Lord Shiva gets angry and cuts his head and through his head on a great burning fire. When Parvati knows about this, she starts to cry and told Lord Shiva to give her son Ganesh back. When Shiva knows Ganesh was Parvati’s son he feels an excuse and he tries to make alive the body of Ganesh. But unfortunate, Ganesh’s head had burned by fire.
Lord Shiva ordered his soldiers to bring someone’s head to make Ganesh alive. Solders start to search for someone to cut his head but they cannot find anyone there. Finally, they saw an elephant and they cut his head and give it to Lord Shiva. Lord shiva joined the elephant’s head to the body of Ganesh and make him alive. So Lord Ganesh has an elephant’s head.
What are the 108 names of Lord Ganesh and its Mantras?
Many people called Ganesh as different names. Lord Ganesh have 108 differents names and each names have different Mantras. The names and the Mantras are as follows;
- Gajanana – Om Gajananaya Namah
- Ganadhyaksha – Om Ganadhyakshaya Namah
- Vighnaraja – Om Vighnarajaya Namah
- Vinayaka – Om Vinayakaya Namah
- Dvaimatura – Om Dvaimaturaya Namah
- Dwimukha – Om Dwimukhaya Namah
- Pramukha – Om Pramukhaya Namah
- Sumukha – Om Sumukhaya Namah
- Kriti – Om Kritine Namah
- Supradipa – Om Supradipaya Namah
- Sukhanidhi – Om Sukhanidhaye Namah
- Suradhyaksha – Om Suradhyakshaya Namah
- Sovereign of the Gods
- Surarighna – Om Surarighnaya Namah
- Mahaganapati – Om Mahaganapataye Namah
- Manya – Om Manyaya Namah
- Mahakala – Om Mahakalaya Namah
- Mahabala – Om Mahabalaya Namah
- Heramba – Om Herambaya Namah
- Lambajathara – Om Lambajatharayai Namah
- Haswagriva – Om Haswa Grivaya Namah
- Mahodara – Om Mahodaraya Namah
- Madotkata – Om Madotkataya Namah
- Mahavira – Om Mahaviraya Namah
- Mantrine – Om Mantrine Namah
- Mangala Swara – Om Mangala Swaraya Namah
- Pramadha – Om Pramadhaya Namah
- Prathama – Om Prathamaya Namah
- Prajna – Om Prajnaya Namah
- Vighnakarta – Om Vighnakartre Namah
- Vignaharta – Om Vignahartre Namah
- Vishwanetra – Om Vishwanetre Namah
- Viratpati – Om Viratpataye Namah
- Brahmarupine – Om Brahmarupine Namah
- Brahmavidyadi Danabhuve – Om Brahmavidyadi Danabhuve Namah
- Jishnave – Om Jishnave Namah
- Vishnupriyaya – Om Vishnupriyaya Namah
- Bhakta Jivitaya – Om Bhakta Jivitaya Namah
- Jitamanmadhaya – Om Jitamanmadhaya Namah
- Aishwaryakaranaya – Om Aishwaryakaranaya Namah
- Jyayase – Om Jyayase Namah
- Yaksha Kinnerasevitaya – Om Yaksha Kinnerasevitaya Namah
- Ganga Sutaya – Om Ganga Sutaya Namah
- Ganadhishaya – Om Ganadhishaya Namah
- Gambhira Ninadaya – Om Gambhira Ninadaya Namah
- Vatave – Om Vatave Namah
- Abhishtavaradaya – Om Abhishtavaradaya Namah
- Jyotishe – Om Jyotishe Namah
- Bhktanidhaye – Om Bhktanidhaye Namah
- Bhavagamyaya – Om Bhavagamyaya Namah
- Mangalapradaya – Om Mangalapradaya Namah
- Avyaktaya – Om Avyaktaya Namah
- Aprakrita Parakramaya – Om Aprakrita Parakramaya Namah
- Satyadharmine – Om Satyadharmine Namah
- Sakhaye – Om Sakhaye Namah
- Sarasambunidhaye – Om Sarasambunidhaye Namah
- Maheshaya – Om Maheshaya Namah
- Divyangaya – Om Divyangaya Namah
- Manikinkini Mekhalaya – Om Manikinkini Mekhalaya Namah
- Samasta Devata Murtaye – Om Samasta Devata Murtaye Namah
- Sahishnave – Om Sahishnave Namah
- Satatotthitaya – Om Satatotthitaya Namah
- Vighatakarine – Om Vighatakarine Namah
- Vishwagdrishe – Om Vishwagdrishe Namah
- Vishwarakshakrite – Om Vishwarakshakrite Namah
- Kalyanagurave – Om Kalyanagurave Namah
- Unmattaveshaya – Om Unmattaveshaya Namah
- Aparajite – Om Aparajite Namah
- Samsta Jagadadharaya – Om Samsta Jagadadharaya Namah
- Sarwaishwaryapradaya – Om Sarwaishwaryapradaya Namah
- Akranta Chida Chitprabhave -Om Akranta Chida Chitprabhave Namah
- Shripati – Om Shripataye Namah
- Vakpati – Om Vakpataye Namah
- Shringarin – Om Shringarine Namah
- Ashritavatsala – Om Ashritavatsalaya Namah
- Shivapriya – Om Shivapriyaya Namah
- Shighrakarina – Om Shighrakarine Namah
- Shashwata – Om Shashwataya Namah
- Bala – Om Bala Namah
- Balotthitaya – Om Balotthitaya Namah
- Bhavatmajaya – Om Bhavatmajaya Namah
- Purana Purusha – Om Purana Purushaya Namah
- Pushne – Om Pushne Namah
- Pushkarotshipta Varine – Om Pushkarotshipta Varine Namah
- Agraganyaya – Om Agraganyaya Namah
- Agrapujyaya – Om Agrapujyaya Namah
- Agragamine – Om Agragamine Namah
- Mantrakrite – Om Mantrakrite Namah
- Chamikaraprabhaya – Om Chamikaraprabhaya Namah
- Sarvaya – Om Sarvaya Namah
- Sarvopasyaya – Om Sarvopasyaya Namah
- Sarvakartre – Om Sarva Kartre Namah
- Sarvanetre – Om Sarvanetre Namah
- Sarvasiddhipradaya – Om Sarvasiddhipradaya Namah
- Siddhaye – Om Siddhaye Namah
- Panchahastaya – Om Panchahastaya Namah
- Parvatinadanaya – Om Parvatinandanaya Namah
- Prabhave – Om Prabhave Namah
- Kumaragurave – Om Kumaragurave Namah
- Akshobhyaya – Om Akshobhyaya Namah
- Kunjarasura Bhanjanaya – Om Kunjarasura Bhanjanaya Namah
- Pramodaya – Om Pramodaya Namah
- Modakapriyaya – Om Modakapriyaya Namah
- Kantimate – Om Kantimate Namah
- Dhritimate – Om Dhritimate Namah
- Kamine – Om Kamine Namah
- Kapitthapanasapriyaya – Om Kapitthapanasapriyaya Namah
- Brahmacharine – Om Brahmacharine Namah