Ganesh Chaturthi festival is associated with lord Ganesha. He is a son of god Shiva and goddess Parvati. This festival is also known as a Vinayaka Chaturthi. The day is celebrated as a birthday of lord Ganesha. It is a one of the most spiritual festival of Hindu religion. It is celebrated in all over the country with massive excitement. Lord Ganesha has a head of elephant.

A Story Linked With Lord Ganesha:

It is described in the Shiv Puran that how he got a head of Elephant. According to Shiv Purana, goddess Parvati had created a living child from the soil. She said him for her security that anyone must be not come in her palace till the finished of her bathing. When lord Shiva came back, he wants to enter into the palace but lord Ganesha stopped him to enter into the palace. To see this lord shiva became angry and he cut the head of lord Ganesha.

When goddess parvati saw her child without head, she became unhappy and crying for her son. To pacify her lord Shiva sent his force to carry any first living being who had faced into the north direction. His force got a elephant as a first living being so they returned with the head of elephant. This head was attached to the neck of the boy. Hence he is known as a Ganapati.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival In Year 2012

The date of the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival is : 19 September 2012.

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