Khairatabad Ganapathi 2017 Karra Pujotsavam

Khairatabad Ganapathi 2017 will be 57 feet mammoth Ganesha idol. In order to start the construction of the biggest Ganesha idol, the organizers had performed the Karra Pooja (Bhumi Pooja) on Krishna Ekadashi in Vaishakha Masam of Telugu Calendar. In 2017, Ganesh Navaratri begins on August with Ganesh Chaturhti Puja. According to the organizers, this year the […]

Parashurama’s war with Ganesha – Story

Ganesha Fighting Parashurama

Story of Parashurama’s war with Ganesha, what is the story between Parashurama and Ganesha? How Ganesha lost his tusk and remained Ekadanta? After avenging his father’s death and the massacre of the erring Kshatriyas, Parashurama desired to personally pay homage to Bhagavan Shiva and reached Kailasa; he witnessed Nandeeswara, Maha Kaala, Ruru Bhairava, Rudraganas and Bhuta-Preta-Piscachas […]

Swarna Gowri Vrata 2017 | Swarna Gauri Habba in Karnataka

Goddess Parvati

Swarna Gauri Habba, Swarna Gowri Vrata is an observance performed on the day before Ganesh Chaturthi in Karnataka. As the name suggests, Swarna Gauri Habba is dedicated to Goddess Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. In 2017, Swarna Gowri Vratha date is August 24 in India. Swarna Gouri Vratha falls on the third day in Bhadrapada masam […]

Ganesha & Durva Grass: Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durvas?

Ganapathi and Durva grass

Ganesha & Durva Grass: Why Lord Ganesha is worshipped with Durvas? What is the relation between Ganesha and Durva grass blades? Why Durva glass blades are offered to Lord Ganesha? There is a story associated with worshipping Ganesha with Durvas.. Once upon a time, there used to be a demon called ‘Analasura’. He had the […]

Story of Lord Ganesha’s Marriage with Siddhi & Buddhi

Story of Lord Ganesha’s Marriage with Siddhi & Buddhi. Story of Lord Ganesha’s Marriage, Katha of Ganapathi’s marriage. One of the traditions says that Ganesha was a Brahmachari which means unmarried. It is popular in South India. While in the north of the India, Ganesha is often portrayed as married to two daughters of Brahma […]

Story: Ganesha’s curse to Moon God (Chandra Deva)

Story: Ganesha’s curse to Moon God, Chandra Deva. Curse to moon God by Lord Ganesha – story. Legend of Ganapathi’s curse to Moon God, Chandra deva. Here is a popular story of Ganesha found in the Skanda Purana. It says once the Ganesha was invited for a feast in Chandralok. Also, the God is known […]

Syamantaka Mani & Ganesh Chaturthi (Story)

Syamantaka Mani & Ganesh Chaturthi (Story).. What is the relation between the story of Syamantaka mani and Ganesh Chaturthi? The story goes like this…. In Dwapara yuga Naarada visited Sri krishna in Dwaraka and praised him. It became evening during their conversation and Naarada said to Sri krishna that dusk had taken place and because […]

Story of Lord Ganesha, Gokarna Mahabaleshwar

Ganesha story gokarna Ravana

Story of Lord Ganesha, Gokarna Mahabaleshwar, Atmalingam of Lord Shiva. Ravana, King of Lanka was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was impressed with Ravana great devotion and in turn asked for any boon. Ravana, King of Lanka was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was impressed with Ravana great devotion and in turn […]

Ganesh Jayanti 2017 | Maghi Ganesha Jayanthi

Lord Ganesha

Ganesh Jayanti is the birthday or Jayanthi of Lord Ganesha observed on Magha Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, the fourth day in the month of Magha especially in Maharashtra, some parts of Karnataka and Goa. In 2017, Maghi Ganesh Jayanti date is January 31. It is observed as a grand event in all Ganesh temples in Maharashtra […]

Why is Ganesh the first God invoked in all Pujas and rituals

lord ganesh-ganapati deva

Why is Ganesh worshipped first among all Gods? What is the reason behind worshipping Ganesha as Aadideva in all rituals and pujas? Ganesh or Ganapati is worshipped before starting or initiating any puja or ritual as per Hinduism. Lord Ganesh is also called as Vinayaka, Vigneshwara, Vignahantri, Gajanana, Ganadhipa, Gananayaka, Lambodara and Ekadanta. Not only […]