Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 is the popular Indian 10 days Festival that is celebrated every year to mark the birth of elephant-headed God Ganesh, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This Festival is very famous among Indians.
Every Indian people clean their houses before the festival. In this festival, every Hindu people gathered together to do worship of Lord Ganesh for 11 days,
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival comes in the month of Bhadra (according to the Hindu calendar) but according to the Gregorian calendar, it comes in the month of August/September. Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 will be from September 10 to September 2021.
Why Ganesh Chaturthi Is Celebrated?
Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaviti or Vinayaka Chaturti is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesh who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Shiva’s son Lord Ganesh is considered as the symbol of Discriminating Intellect, Intelligence, Good Fortune, Wisdom and Understanding.
Lord Ganesh is also known as Vignharta, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Sumukh, Bhalchandra and their are 108 names of Ganesh that signifies several characters and powers of Lord Ganesh.
Ganesh is also considered as the God of beginnings as several Hindu people honoured Lord Ganesh when they start something new or in ceremonies and in rituals.
In some parts of India, the festival of Ganesh is held for ten days. On the day of this occasion, clay idols of Lord Ganesh are placed in homes and public places.
Not only in India but in Thailand, Singapore, Canada, Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, United States and there are several more countries where Indian peoples celebrate this festival. But primarily this Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 festival is celebrated in India every year.
Ganesh Chaturthi Story – How Ganesh Born
Well, there are two stories that tell How Ganesh Born.
The first one is that Goddess Parvati created gave birth to Ganesh (as a normal human) by creating a clay model or from her own body. Then she told him to guard at the door and said that don’t allow anyone to enter as she was bathing.
Then, the husband of Goddess Parvati, God Shiva tries to enter the door, but as Ganesh doesn’t know him, he stopped God Shiva to enter his own home. God Shiva tries again and again but Ganesh doesn’t let him go. Then, God Shiva got angry and started a fight.
In the end, God Shiva wins and he beheads Ganesh. But then he felt guilty as Goddess Parvati came and tells that she created or gave birth to him. Then God Shiva told to the person that brings the head of the first creature you see.
Then the person found a baby elephant and bring his head, then God Shiva rebirth him with the elephant’s head. And then, his name decided as Ganesh.
The second story by a legend is that, Lord Ganesh is created by God Shiva and Goddess Parvati because of the request of Devas (Several Gods), to create a Vighnakartaa (Obstacle Remover) against the Rakshas (Demons). And also to help Devas.
Why Ganesh Visarjan Is Done?
At the starting of Ganesh Chaturthi people brings the statue of Lord Ganesh home and do worship for 10 days after that everyone does the visarjan (immersed in water) of the statue.
The status of Lord Ganesh is created with the clay/earth as he was born. Then after people worship the statue/murti they do visarjan (immersed in water) of the statue) so that Lord Ganesh will be returned to their home.
It is believed by the legends that after 10 days of worshiping the Lord Shiva statue/murti human can’t bear the power of that, and also we can’t destroy or harm the statue/murti as it is disrespectful.
That is why people do visarjan of Lord Ganesh and pray to come back soon on earth next year.
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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 Wishes
- May Lord Ganesh bestow you with power and destroy your sorrow. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021!
- On this occasion, I wish Lord Ganpati happy birthday and prosperous life.
- May the Lord grant you the wealth of love, good health, happiness, and peace. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021!
- On this day, remember Lord Ganesh’s journey to bring happiness and peace to the world. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- May Lord Ganesh bring happiness and success to you. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- May Lord Ganesh help you achieve success and live a peaceful life. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- Wish all the blessings to the good Lord Ganesh and his followers. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021!
- May Lord Ganesh bless you with happiness and success. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- On this day, remember to spread the message of love and honesty through all. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- On this occasion, let us offer our prayers to Lord Ganesh. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
- May Lord Ganesh guide you and protect you from all evils. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
FAQs About Ganesh Chaturthi 2021
What happens in 10 days of Ganesh Chaturthi?
Ganesh Chaturthi is the 10 Day festival in which Hindu people make the birthday celebration of elephant-headed Lord Ganesh. In 10 days Lord Ganesh is worshiped for 10 days
What is the meaning of Ganesh?
The Ganesh is a Sanskrit word that is made with two different words, Gana that means “multitude, group, or categorical system”, and Isha that means “Lord or God”.
Is Ganesha good luck?
Yes, of course. Several Hindu people and devotees believes that Ganesha is the symbol of Intelligence, Good Fortune, Wisdom.
So, this is the whole story behind the birth of Lord Ganesh. Well, several legends and devotees believe on their own different stories, but the very common 2 stories was those that I told you in this article.
Also, several people celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 at different different styles and use different “Pooja Vidhi” to worship Lord Ganesh.
In 2021 Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021 starting from Friday, 10 September and Ganesh Visarjan is on Sunday, 19 September. So, enjoy Ganesh Chaturthi with your family and friends, and all your wishes will be fulfil by Lord Ganesh.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2021!
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