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Lord Ganesh. God of knowledge and Remover of obstacles By: Avanti Uma Mukerjee. Ganesha’s Looks Details. The son of Shiva and Parvati has four hands, elephant's head and a big belly. His vehicle is a tiny mouse. In his hands he carries a rope (to carry devotees to the truth),

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Lord Ganesh

God of knowledge

and

Remover of obstacles

By: Avanti Uma Mukerjee


Ganesha’s Looks Details

  • The son of Shiva and Parvati has four hands, elephant's head and a big belly.

  • His vehicle is a tiny mouse.

  • In his hands he carries a rope (to carry devotees to the truth),

  • an axe (to cut devotees' attachments),

  • and a sweet dessert ball -laddoo- (to reward devotees for spiritual activity).

  • His fourth hand's palm is always extended to bless people.


How Ganesha Got His Head(as depicted in the Shiva Purana)

  • Once goddess Parvati, while bathing, created a boy out of the dirt of her body and assigned him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom.

  • When Shiva, her husband returned, he was surprised to find a stranger denying him access, and struck off the boy's head in rage.

  • Parvati broke down in utter grief and to soothe her, Shiva sent out his squad (gana) to fetch the head of any sleeping being who was facing the north.

  • The company found a sleeping elephant and brought back its severed head, which was then attached to the body of the boy.

  • Shiva restored its life and made him the leader (pati) of his troops.


Ganesha, the Destroyer of Pride

  • Ganesha is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.

  • He is the personification of material universe in all its various magnificent manifestations.

  • He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles.

  • He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.


Offerings given to Lord Ganesh

  • Devotees usually present their Lord with a garland of red hibiscus flower which is His favorite, a bunch of three blade grass, incense sticks, camphor, coconut and sweetmeats like Modak and Laddoos.

  • Some also offer garments like shawl, dhotis etc on special festivals.

  • Lord Ganesh only needs sincere and pure devotion from His devotees.

  • Pure thoughts is all what He asks for.  


Ganesh Chaturthi


Ganesh Chaturthi

  • Ganesh Chaturthi, a ten day festival in August or September, is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh.

  • The Hindus believe that praying to Lord Ganesh during the festival will bring good luck and prosperity for the family.

  • For 10 days, Lord Ganesha is worshipped.

  • On the 11th day, the image is taken through the streets in a procession accompanied with dancing, singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea.

  • After the final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor is made, people carry the idol to the river to immerse it.


References

  • http://hinduism.about.com/od/lordganesha/a/ganesha.htm

  • http://www.koausa.org/Gods/God8.html


Quiz

  • Lord Ganesha is a God of what? (Name 2 things)

  • What 3 things the devotees offer to Lord Ganesh?

  • What is the name of 10 day festival we celebrate to mark the birth of Lord Ganesha?

  • Who are his parents?

  • What is his brother’s name?

  • What does He hold in his four hands?

  • Why did Lord Shiva call him “Ganapati”?

  • What 2 things people believe that the Ganesh Chaturthi festival brings to the family?


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