The auspiciousness of Lord Ganesha would never end if I start elaborating it in detail.
The god of prosperity and wisdom- Gajanana is the son of the lord of lords and goddess of love as well as one of the most worshiped gods in India.
Moreover, here are some of the facts you might not know about lord Gajanana.
So, without making any dilly-dally, let’s get started.
TOP 7 FACTS ABOUT LORD GANESHA
The below ones are the interesting facts of lord ekdanta that everybody must know still very few are aware.
1. THE STORY BEHIND HIS NAME EKDANTA
Lord Gajanana or ganesha is widely known for his name ekdanta- that states him having only one tooth.
But people rather think why?
Well, according to Brahmavavart purane, once one of the lord parasurama went to Kailasha in order to meet Lord Shiva while he was in deep meditation.
As lord Shiva was in meditation, Lord Ganesha kindly insisted moreover refused Lord parasurama meeting lord Shiva.
This refusal from a little lad angered the forever angry- lord Parasurama, and made him attack him by his ax.
But the Ax he was about to attack was granted to lord parasurama by no one but lord Shiva himself.
So, in order to respect the weapon given by his father, Ganesha took the attack on his one tooth.
And this is how he got named as ekdanta.
2. SHANI DEV AND GANESHA STORY
If you go line with Brahmavavart Purana, you will come across an interesting story that linked lord Ganesha with Shani dev.
And the story goes like this.
At the moment Gajanana was born, every God and goddess gathered together to bless the newborn.
Everyone out there was blessing the infant but Shani dev.
Shani Dev instead of blessing, even looking at the boy was standing with his head facing downwards.
Goddess Parvati, in curiosity as well as concern, asked Shani Dev why he was looking downwards instead of the boy.
In answer, Shani Dev replied that if he looks at the baby directly, in no question, the baby will lose his head.
But Parvati, insisted him to look at the newborn which eventually resulted in Ganesh losing his head.
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3. HE CURSED THE MOON
The always calm lord Ganesh can really get mad if the situation occurs.
Such a situation emerged when Lord Moon or Chandrama laughed and made fun of him for his fat belly.
This made him annoyed that even being a God, chandrama’s mentally was still focused on better looks.
So, he cursed the moon and said on Vinayar chaturthi, no one will look at the moon and if someone does he will be falsely blamed.
That is why on this day no one looks at the moon.
4. THE ARGUMENT OF GANESHA AND TULSI DEVI
Brahmavavart purana mentions a hostile conflict between lord Ganesha and Tulsi Devi, which resulted in both of them cursing each other.
What exactly happened is, Tulsi Devi while crossing through the banks of ganga river got amazed by the beauty of Lord Gajanana at the time he was meditating.
So, she went and asked him to marry her.
However, in answer he replied that he will never marry anyone in his life in a gentle manner.
This refusal of of him angered Tulsi Devi so she ended up cursing lord Gajanana that he will soon get married.
By this mysterious and ungrateful reply to his gentle answer, Ganesha got angered as well.
So, he also cursed Tulsi Devi to be a plant forever.
5. THE BIRTH OF GAJANANA
According to Shiva puran, it wasn’t Parvati Devi but her friend Jaya and Vijaya’s decision to make lord ganesha.
They have suggested to Parvati Devi that she should build someone who will be loyal to her like Nandi to Lord Shiva.
So, Goddess Parvati created him from the dirt of her body.
But according to other Purana’s Parvati had kept a punyak first and wished for a baby boy.
For this reason, an Incarnation of lord Krishna was born to parvati as lord Ganesha.
6. IS HE BRAHMACHARYA OR MARRIED?
In south India, it is believed that lord Ganesha is unmarried or Bramhacharya.
But in other regions of India, it is believed that he is married to twin sisters named as Riddhi and Siddhi.
While Riddhi is known as the goddess of prosperity, Siddhi is recognized as goddess of intellect.
Both these sisters, in addition, bore him two sons who are named as Subha or auspiciousness and Labha or profit.
7. LORD GENESHA WROTE THE MAHABHARATA
Lord Gajanana is suspected as the original writer of Mahabharata.
Moreover, the sage Vyasa found that nobody else is worthy enough to understand and clearly pen down the Mahabharata but Ganesha.
So, he decided to recite the epic Mahabharata and asked him to write that down without any interruptions.
It is also believed that at the time of writing Mahabharata, he had to break his tooth.
That is because the feather quill was breaking more often while writing the Mahabharata.
So, he decided to use his tusk instead of feather quill in order to avoid any type of interruptions.
More like any major gods and Goddesses, Lord Ganesha is well popular in every corner of India.
But not only here, but he is also worshiped in places like China, Japan and Tibet by Buddhists.
Moreover, I am hopeful that you came to know a thing or two about some interesting facts about lord Gansha.