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Birth of Lord Ganesha as per Shiva Purana

The birth story of Lord Ganesha is told in different ways in different cycle of Kalpa. In the Divine Boar Cycle or Shvetavaraah kalpa, the birth story of Lord Ganesha is described as: Shakti Parvati had two friends, Jaya and Vijayaa. Once they [...]

From Sri Mayureshwar of Morgaon to Sri Mahaganapati of Ranjangaon (Ashtavinayak Yatra)

All over the world, there are many famous and important places of Lord Ganesha. Among these places, some are more important and powerful than the others. According to the Hindu religious scholars and historians, there are eight such powerful [...]

Significance of Mouse, Lord Ganesha’s vehicle

It is a known fact that mouse or rat is assumed as the vehicle of God Ganesh, so without rat’s non-existence mysterious God Ganesh will always struck as odd. However few exceptional cases will directly take to origin of Ganesha’s vehicle [...]

Brahma Vivartha Purana’s Ganesha Khanda

Brahma Vivartha Purana’s Ganesha Khanda explains the legend – seeing the moon on the night of the Ganesh Chaturthi brings false accusation. Anyone who accidentally sees the moon on the night of Ganesh Chaturthi may, however, circumvent [...]

Who is Elder? The holy question related to Ganesha

Ganesha is one of the most worshipped deities in the world. Devotion to Ganesha extends beyond Hindus and India. He is also worshiped by followers of others religions such as Jains and Buddhists. Ancient Vedic text Ganapathi Upanishad regards [...]

The story behind the Origin of Ganesha

Ganesha’s origin had not been discussed in the Puranas until the 500AD and remained quite dainty until the mid-15th century where the Padma Purana spoke about him being the younger son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesha’s birth was an [...]

Brahma Vaivarta Purana & Lord Ganesha

The Brahma Vaivarta Purana has a number of references about Lord Ganesha. The birth, origin, symbolism and many other aspects of Ganapathi are mentioned in this Purana. In the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, there is a different story about the source [...]

What does a snake around Ganesha’s stomach represent?

The fourth day of Bhadarva Shukla of the Hindu calendar comes in the month of August or September. It was noted as the Ganesh Chaturthi. The idols of god Ganesha were offered with milk on the day of Ganesh festival. The vaahan of the god Ganesha [...]

Lord Ganesha and Kubera’s pride: Story

One of the Ganesha’s names is Lambodara, the huge bellied one. Kubera being the God of wealth was a complete contrast to Lord Shiva. Kubera lived in the lap of luxury and with all the comforts. Kubera was in vain and proud. He believed that [...]

Story of Ganesha defeating Gana (Legend of Chintamani Ganapati)

There was a handsome boy named Gana who was the son of King Abhijit and Gunavati. He was very strong and intelligent. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was pleased with the devotion of the young boy and gifted him some boons. [...]