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 i.e. Buddhi and Sidhhi.
As a child, Ganesha was playing with a cat and pulled his tail. He was tired of this game and decided to spend time with his mother, Parvati. She has replied to Ganesha saying that the cat he was playing was herself. Parvati says she was the Divine power that exists in all beings. Surprisingly, Ganesha realized that all the women are extensions of his mother and decided not to marry anyone. His devotion towards his mother made him a bachelor.
To Ganesha, his mother was a most beautiful and a perfect woman. He had made up his mind to marry a girl to match up his mother’s divine qualities. Due to his unique appearance he could not find a suitable match. This has bothered him and summoned the rats to burrow deep holes in the search of path of God.
If anyone there who is suitable for the marriage. The marriage processions became extremely difficult. With frustration, the complaint went to Lord Brahma.
Finally, Lord Brahma has created two beautiful girls Riddhi and Siddhi and they were married to him. Also, the Shiva Purana states that King Prajapati had two daughters i.e. Riddhi and Siddhi.
It is said that he has approached Lord Shiva and Parvati for the marriage of his daughters to Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeyan. But both the girls have decided to marry Lord Ganesha. They were married and Lord Ganesha bestows both these blessings to his devotees. Thus, he shows us the way to achieve both wealth and also the intellect.