Ganesh Chaturthi – Ganesh Janam Katha
Ganesh Janam Katha
Ganesh Chaturthi Katha
Ganesh Chaturthi is the most famous festival of India. This is the birthday of God Ganesha. It falls on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada which falls in August or September calendar month. It is observed all through India as well as by devoted in all parts of the world.
Ganpati is the elephant-headed God. He is worshipped first in starting of new work or prayer. His names are rehashed first before any propitious work is started, before any sort of love is started. He is the God of power and wisdom. He is the eldest child of Shiva and the sibling of Skanda or Kartikeya. He is the strength of Shiva thus he is known as the child of Shankar and Parvati.
Each of the Puranas has an alternate story in regards to the birth of Lord Ganesh. In some he is the manasika putra (psyche conceived child) of Lord Shiva. In others he is the production of Parvati. In still others he is the child of Shiva and Parvati.
The most well known birth story of Lord Ganesh (Ganesh Chaturthi Katha) is Parvati’s Story. Once a while Parvati was going for her bath, she rubbed off the dust and oil from her body and out of it made the figure of a young child. She mixed life into the figure and let him know he was her child and ought to protect the the entrance when she went to bath.
After some time, Lord Shiva came to see Parvati however the young child block his way and would not let him go. Shiva, unconscious that this fellow was his child, got to be angry and in incredible resentment battled with the kid whose head got separated from his body in the fight.
When Parvati, return back from her bath, she saw her headless child, and in aggrieved anguish threatened to destroy the heavens and earth.
The gods and Shiva pacified her and the last conveyed his ganas, or crowds, to bring the first living being with his head towards the north (the auspicious direction associated with wisdom). The primary living animal they discovered laying down with his head toward the north was an elephant. They brought the head of elephant and Shiva placed it on the trunk of Parvati’s son and breathed life into him.
Parvati was happy and grab her child, the elephant-headed kid whom Shiva named Ganesh, the ruler of his ganas ” Ganpati”