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

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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)

Ganesha moon curse

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 […]

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 […]

Story of Lord Ganesha, Gokarna Mahabaleshwar

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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

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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

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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 […]

Ganesh Visarjan 2016 – 15 September 2016 (Vinayaka Nimajjanam)

Ganesh immersion

15 September 2016 is Ganesh Visarjan, Ganapati Nimajjanam, Ganesh immersion. Lord Ganesha who has been worshipped for last 11 days will be immersed in water after performing Final puja. Ganesh Utsav which has begun with Ganesh Chaturthi will end with the event of Ganesh Udwasan (Ganpati Visarjan) on Anant Chaturdashi. Anant Chaturdashi falls on 14th day of bright […]

Balapur Ganapathi gets Srisailam Temple Replica for Vinayaka Chavithi 2016

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Balapur Ganapathi gets Srisailam Temple Replica for Vinayaka Chavithi 2016. Balapur Ganesh Utsava Samithi Ganesh, also revered as ‘Adhi Vinayaka’ of Hyderabad, has got installed in a replica of Srisailam Temple’s Galigopuram setting, built by Designer Sudhakar Reddy, based at Musarambagh. The height of Balapur Ganesha is 21 feet, as usual. Balapur Ganesh 2016 (Balapur […]