Surprising Facts Regarding Ganesha You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

The deity of love and the child of the Deity of the Deities. The Lord of Knowledge, whose life storey has many lessons for us to learn.

GANESHA is everybody’s favourite Lord.

And we can’t get enough of His majesty and attractiveness. He not only has followers from all over the globe, but he simply has sizable social networking following. If you are a faithful follower of Lord Vinayaka, embrace him with all your heart during Ganesh Chaturthi.

But first, here are some fascinating Ganesh truths that you may not have known:

Ganesha’s Special Blessings

Lord Ganesha’s intelligence and understanding have been bestowed upon him, making him one of the most revered Hindu Gods. In every sacred procession, he is worshipped initially, before the various Gods. Throughout Ganesh Chaturthi puja, Ganesh is usually worshipped alone. During Durga puja, however, He is worshipped alongside his family, which includes Devi Durga, God Kartik, God Shiva, Devi Laxmi, as well as Devi Saraswati. Devotees pray for his blessings, which he bestows on them in the form of prosperity, joy, and wealth.

Why is he referred to as Ekdanta?

You’re all familiar with the myth surrounding His elephant head, but what about His single tooth? As per the Brahmavavart Purana, the famous teacher Parshurama once visited Shiva while He was practising yoga on the Kailash mountain. As a result, God Ganesha forbade Parshuram from meeting Shiva. This enraged Parshuram, who attacked the small Ganesha with his axe, which was given to Him by Shiva directly. Lord  Ganesha accepted the assault on one of His teeth to appreciate the might of the sword provided by his father, and He has been known as Ekdanta ever then.

Who is the author of the Mahabharata?

The novel Mahabharata is said to have been written by Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha was deemed worthy of learning the Mahabharata by the renowned teacher Vyasa. As a result, He resolved to narrate the Mahabharata to Lord Ganesha and request that He recorded it down without delay. Whenever the feather quill fell in the middle of the Mahabharata, Ganesha fractured his tooth and utilized it to compose the rest of the epic.

Is Ganesha a wedded man or a single man?

Although Ganesha is thought to be a Brahmacharya in South India, it is widely assumed that God Ganesha was wedded to the dual sister’s Siddhi, the Goddess of Intellect, and Riddhi, the Goddess of Prosperity, who gave Him 2 sons, Ladbha and Shubha, respectively.

The Tale of Tulsi and Lord Ganesha

According to the Brahmavavart Puran, Tulsi Devi was enchanted by Shri Ganesha’s enchantment while traversing the Ganga riverbanks, where Lord Ganesha was meditating. Tulsi Devi then proceeded on to request Ganesha to marry her, but Ganesha refused, saying that He would never get married in His life. Tulsi was enraged, and she cursed Ganesha, saying that he would soon marry, and Lord Ganesha cursed Tulsi to be a shrub for the rest of her life.

The Mysterious Origins of His Birth

Devi Parvati, as per the Puranas, observed a Punyak fast and desired a newborn boy. Shri Ganesha, an avatar of Lord Krishna, is said to have been born to Parvati as a consequence of her fast. According to another legend, Parvati made Ganesha from the filth on her body because she desired somebody who would be as dedicated to her as Nandi was to God Shiva.

When Ganesha was enraged

You may be surprised to learn that God Ganesha could become enraged, but the moon once mocked at Ganesha’s large belly. As a response, Ganesha cursed the moon and stated that everyone who looks at it on Vinayagar Chaturthi shall be unfairly accused. That is why during Ganesh Chaturthi, individuals are advised not to stare at the moon.

The Banana Bride’s Story

This legend is popular in West Bengal, and it claims that Goddess Durga used to eat food. Ganesha inquired about his mother’s predicament. Goddess Durga said, What if your spouse does not provide sufficient food for you to eat when you marry? Then Ganesha proceeded to chop down a banana tree and presented it to his mother with the words, this is your daughter-in-law. As a result, a banana tree draped in a saree and decked with vermilion is still put on God Ganesha’s right-hand side as his bride throughout Durga puja.

His Influence on Various Religions

God Ganesha is revered not just by Hindus but also by Buddhists. Ganesha is known as Vinayaka in Buddhism and is revered in places such as China, Tibet, and Japan. Devotees from all over the world appreciate his wisdom, expertise, and ideals.

These are some fascinating truths regarding Lord Ganesha that can increase your admiration for him. So, when you’re sending Ganesh Chaturthi greetings to your near and dear ones, don’t forget to educate them on these fascinating facts.

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