Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Bappa is coming, are you ready?
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 will be celebrated on September 13. Lord Ganesha is worshipped during the festival. Ganesh Chaturthi marks the beginning of a ten-day long Ganesh Ustav each year. His devotees all across the nation celebrate this festival with utmost joy and enthusiasm. Lord Ganesha is the god of good luck, intellect, and prosperity. He is also called ” Vighnharta”. He takes away all obstacles and guarantees success and victory.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Lessons that we should learn from Bappa
Lord Ganesha is the god of wisdom. There are so many stories related to Lord Ganesh which teach us a lot of things. Here are a few life lessons that we all should learn from him. Take a look:
- Be a Good listener: Lord Ganesh’s ears symbolize the importance of effective listening. A good listener always has a better understanding of a particular situation which helps in making the right decision.
- Forgive others: Once Lord Ganesha was invited for a feast. While coming back moon mocked about his belly and laughed. Lord Ganesha cursed moon to be invisible. When Moon realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness. Lord Ganesha immediately forgave him. We all should learn from it that forgiving people is important.
- Make Best use of Limited Resource: A lot of people crib about having access to few resources. But Ganesha has taught us that we should make the best use of limited resources. Once Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya were challenged by their parents run three times around the earth. The one who will complete it first will get a miracle fruit. Kartikeya immediately left on his peacock. On the other hand, Lord Ganesha knew he would not able to do the same so he took three rounds of his, parents and said they mean the world to him. Hence, he earned the miracle fruit by using his resources and wisdom
Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Know the origin of the festival
The festival finds its origin in Maratha reign, with Chatrapati starting the festival. The story is associated with the birth of Lord Ganesha. Although there are so many stories associated with his birth, the most relevant is shared here. Goddess Parvati was the creator of Lord Ganesha. She, in absence of Lord Shiva, used her sandalwood paste to create Lord Ganesha. While she had gone for bathing, Lord Shiva got in a fight with Lord Ganesha as he did not allow him to enter, as per his mother’s order.
Lord Shiva got angry and cut off Ganesha’s head. When Parvati saw it she took the form of Goddess Kali and threatened to destroy the world. This worried everyone and everybody requested Lord Shiva to find a solution to calm Goddess Kali’s rage. Lord Shiva then ordered his followers to go and find a child whose mother has a back towards her child in negligence and bring his head. Thus, head of an elephant was brought. It was placed on Ganesha’s body. The rage of Maa Kali was calmed. All Lords blessed Ganesha and the day is celebrated for the same reason.
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