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Ganesh Chaturthi 2011 | Ganesh Chaturti | Ganesh Chaturthi Puja | Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi 2011 | Ganesh Chaturti | Ganesh Chaturthi Puja | Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi 2011 | Ganesh Chaturti | Ganesh Chaturthi Puja | Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 : Celebrate the Birthday of Obstacle Remover on August  29th

Vighneshwara or Ganesha is the Lord of Obstacles of material and spiritual order and His dharma is to remove obstacles and to place obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. He could be considered as the most endearing form of all Hindu deities and His birthday; Ganesha Chaturthi, which falls on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada, is celebrated with great devotion and delight. In 2014, Ganesha Chaturthi falls on August 29th, IST.

Significance of Ganesha Chathurthi

It is believed that Lord Ganesha remains on this earth on this particular day to bestow His presence for all his devotees and this day is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi. The significance of Ganesh Chathurthi lies in the way in which people attach themselves with all their devotion and faith to the care and pampering of the all-embracing Lord Ganesha.

On this day, people worship the Astavinayakas referred to the eight embodiments of Lord Ganesha that abolished the negative powers of the evil elements that existed in this world. The belief that adds the significance of Ganesh Chathurthi is that “Lord Ganesha always comes to abolish the negative forms in every period and every age”. Offering Abhishekam to Lord Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi helps you overcome all the obstacles.

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What Does Each Part of Ganesha Symbolize?

Lord Ganesha, who is famous for his wisdom, sense of humor holds a Pasha in one of His right hand to attract the minds of his devotees, to propel mankind forward on the eternal path and to remove obstacles from the way of his devotees, while the other hand bestows boons. One of the left hands that carry an Ankusha, symbolizes the demolishment of ignorance and a gentle execution to capture all the difficulties, while the hand that holds a lotus or a rosary, suggests that the quest for knowledge should not quench.

Lord Ganesha’s head symbolizes the soul, which is the eventual and supreme reality of human existence. His body signifies Maya and His trunk represents “OM”. His ears can hear all our prayers and the snake that runs around his waist, represents energy in all forms. He uses a mouse (represents anger, pride, selfishness etc) to ride, which indicates us to have a control on all these evil passions. And finally the “laddoo” that he holds in his trunk, signifies that one must discover the sweetness of the soul.

Gain the blessings of Lord Ganesha with Clay Ganesha, which is a very special offering to make during Ganesha’s birthday. Clay Ganesha can absorb your karma just like coconuts, and when dissolved in the ocean will dissolve your karma as well.

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How Ganesha Got Elephant’s Head?

There are a few legends attributed to the manifestation or birth of Lord Ganesha; however, the most accepted one is that He was formed by Goddess Parvati, from the material of Her own body. She then instructed Ganesha to guard, while she had her bath. It was during this time that Lord Shiva came there and the steadfast Ganesha did not allow entry to Him. The enraged Shiva, sent His demigods or “Ganas” to conquer Ganesha, but they had to taste defeat. This made Lord Shiva to tackle with Ganesha directly and in the battle, Shiva severed the head of Ganesha. Goddess Parvati, who returned after her bath, became extremely furious after witnessing Ganesha, without head.

Lord Shiva then ordered His “Ganas” to travel in the northward direction and to come with the head of anything that they happened to see first. It so happened, that they saw an elephant and its head was fitted to the body of Parvati’s manifested son.

Lord Shiva then also declared that Ganesha will be the leader of His followers and from this time forth, will be worshipped first in the beginning of all religious activities for successful outcomes. So offer your sincere prayers to the remover of obstacles on this Ganesh Chathurthi.

Offer Your Sincere Prayers to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chathurthi 2014!

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