Story: Kubera and Lord Ganesha – Ganesha’s feast with Kubera’s Pride

Story: Kubera and Lord Ganesha, Ganesha’s feast with Kubera’s Pride. Headstrong Kubera and Ganapathi’s story. Kubera invited Ganesha to her house for feast. One of the Ganesha’s names is Lambodara, the huge bellied one. Kubera being the God of wealth was a complete contrast to Lord Shiva. Kubera lived in the lap of luxury and […]

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 […]

Rishi Panchami 2017 | Rushi Panchami Vrata

Rishi Panchami vrat (Rushi Panchami), is observed on the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi in Shukla Paksha during Bhadrapada month (September). In 2017, Rishi Panchami date is August 26. In fact, Rishi Panchami is not a festival, but a vrata or puja to be performed by women. Rishi Panchami puja is mainly dedicated to Saptarshis […]

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 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 Vidhi, What to do on Ganpati Nimarjan day prior to immersion

Khairatabad Ganesh immersion

Ganesh Visarjan stotrams, mantras, slokas, along with the detailed procedure is given here. There is a proper vidhi to follow on Ganpati Nimajjan day prior to immersion of Vinayaka idol. There is an Udwasana mantra which is chanted before moving the idol on visarjan day for immersion. Some devotees immerse Ganesh idol on Ganesh Chaturthi […]

78-feet Tall Gajuwaka Ganesha, Vizag by VISWA | Dashavatara Ganapathi

78-feet Ganesh idol at Gajuwaka by VISWA, Visakhapatnam is the second largest Ganesha idol for Vinayaka Chavithi 2016. In 2016, Ganesh Chaturthi Utsavams have begun on 5 September and will end on September 15. Theme of this huge Ganesha is Dashavatara Ganapathi. Ganesha is portrayed as Lord Vishnu with Dashavatara. 78-feet Gajuwaka Ganesha idol’s 12,500 Kgs […]

Kanipakam Ganesh Temple Brahmotsavam 2016 (Brahmotsavam in Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple)

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Kanipakam Ganesh Temple (Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple) located in kanipakam near Tirupati, is the famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. In 2016, Kanipakam begins on September 5 and ends on September 25. Brahmotsavam, the biggest festival celebrated in Kanipakam Vinayaka temple, commences on Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi and lasts for 21 days. During Brahmotsavam, Ganesh idol […]