Ganesha the lord of wisdom.


There is a legend that, One day Lord Shiva went for sanchara (Wandering) God esses Parvati was at home on Mt.Kailash preparing for a bath.  She didn’t want to be disturbed, She told Nandi,  to guard the door. But, when Lord Shiva came home, naturally Nandi had to let him pass, being loyal first to Lord Shiva. Devi Parvati was angry at the fact that she had no one as loyal to Herself as Nandi is to Lord Shiva. Devi Parvati decided to have someone loyal to her as Nandi is to Lord Shiva.  Taking the turmeric paste (which she applied on her body )from her body and breathing life into it, she created a boy called Ganesha.

Later, when Parvati devi went to bathe, she positioned Ganesha to guard the door. In due course, Lord Shiva came home, only to find this strange boy telling him he couldn’t enter his own house. Lord Shiva tried to convince the boy about the fact.  But he was in no mood to listen to Lord shiva.  Enranged with anger Lord Shiva ordered his Ganas to finish the boy, but they all failed.  Lord Shiva was surprised to see that young boy defeating the Lord Shiva ganas.  Ultimately Lord Shiva fought Ganesha. In divine fury Lord Shiva severed Ganesha head. Parvati Devi got enraged and she decided to destroy the entire Creation. Lord Brahma pleaded Parvati Devi to not to take such drastic step.  On two conditions she agreed to calm down.  First, Ganesha be brought back to life, and second, that he should be  worshipped before all the other gods forever.

After cool down Lord Shiva,  got to know his flaw, agreed to Parvati’s conditions. Lord shiva sent his ganas to bring back the head of the first creature they cross that is laying with its head facing North. Shiva ganas soon returned with the head of an elephant, which Shiva placed onto Ganesha’s body. Lord shiva gave him the status as the chief of all the ganas (classes of beings), Ganapati

This is the common story we all know. But why did  shiva cut his head. There was a demon called Gajamukhasura he created a havoc in heaven and other Lokas including Bhoo loka. He was so mighty that no one could kill him because he had a boon that he could be killed only by the individual who have the face of elephant and the body of a human. Hence, the emergence of LORD GANAPATI arised. 

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