Information about ganesh chaturthi in English
Here is the complete information about ganesh chaturthi in English where you will find how great this festival and how much great the people of india who celebrates this festival for 10 days.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the biggest hindu festival of india. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with enthusiasm and belief. ganesh Chaturthi is not just religious festival but also social festival. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in not only in hindu religion but also another religion like muslim , budhha.
According to ancient puranas, ganesh Chaturthi celebrates as birthday of shri ganesha. Therefore during ganesh Chaturthi festivals Ganesha idols are brought to home for 10 days and every morning and evening the prayers are offered.
Some people in india celebrates ganesh Chaturthi for 1.5 days some people celebrates ganesh Chaturthi for 5 days and some for 7 days. In every occasion pooja is offered to ganesha and therefore ganesh Chaturthi is started before every other festival in india.
History of ganesh Chaturthi
Chhatrapati Shivaji maharaj first started celebrating ganesh Chaturthi. He organised ganesh Chaturthi festival to bring people together during Maratha – Mughal war.
In 19th century Indian freedom fighter lokamanya tilak establish the festival as platform to bring people together and unite the Indians against british government.
Ganesh chaturthi story in english
Information about ganesh chaturthi in English and ganesh story in english
There are different facts about ganesh Chaturthi story. Shiva has his own gatekeeper nandi.
One day Parvati told Nandi to do not let anyone come inside while having bath, but nandi was loyal to shiva not Parvati. So he let shiva in.
Then Parvati started thinking that even she need to have a loyal who will be obedient to her. So one day while having bath she created ganesha with her body dirt. Parvati told ganesha to have watch on gate while she was bathing.
When ganesha started gatekeeping lord shiva arrived on gate but as Ganesha didn’t aware of him, he stopped shiva from entering. Then serious combat started between ganesha and shiva.
An angry Shiva severed the head of Ganesha after a combat between the two. Parvati was enraged and shiva promise that ganesha will live again.
The nandi who went in search of a head facing north of a dead person could manage only the head of an elephant. Shiva fixed the elephant head with ganesha body and brought him back to life.
When shiva fix ganesha body with head of elephant then Parvati told shiva that many god will make fun of his head. So shiva and other gods booned to ganesha and said he will be offered prayers or pooja first before any god.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated mostly in Maharashtra mumbai . There is a famous ganesha pandal like lalbaug cha raja. The Mumbai city also known as city of ganesha.
benefits of celebrating ganesh Chaturthi is that ganesha removes all the obstacle in our life and people come together.