The katha and story of lord ganesh is very popular and famous in India. because it is believed that lord ganesha is the elder son of goddess parvati and Lord Shiva. his brother’s name is Kartikeya. lord ganesh is worshiped first on any work when it is being to begin. The lord ganesh is the lord of wisdom and power. Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh. It is the most auspicious day in India. ganesh chaturthi festival come in the month of august-September. on the day of ganesh chaturthi women can say story or katha to each other and then they pray to lord ganesha for their health and wealth.
The story and Katha of Ganesh Chaturhti –
The katha of ganesh chaturthi is very famous in Indian people. there are many small and interesting stories which is also known as katha, related to lord Ganesha’s life and their activities.
Once upon a time Goddess parvati was taking bath. while bathing she created Ganesha of mud and placed Him at the entrance of the house then She instructed him to keep guard that home. She told Him not to allow anyone while she was taking bath. after some time when lord Shiva was returning to the home. he was quite thirsty and was stopped by Ganesha at the gate of the house. then lord Shiva became angry and they both fight with each other. lord shiva cut off Ganesha’s head.
When parvati came to know of this, she was being so sad. To console her Shiva ordered His servants to cut off and bring to Him the head of any creature that might be sleeping with its head facing in the north. The servants went on their mission and found only an elephant in that position. The sacrifice was thus made and the elephants head was brought to Shiva.
Lord shiva fixed the elephant’s head onto the body of Ganesha. Lord Shiva made His son worthy of worship at the beginning of all undertakings, marriages, expeditions, studies, etc. He said that the annual worship of Ganesha should take place on the 4th day of the bright half of Bhadrapada.
Without the Grace of lord Ganesha and His help nothing what so ever can be achieved. No action can be undertaken without His support.