Why is Lord Ganesha called the Lord of intellect, wisdom, Knowledge & prosperity? Is there any reason behind it? Yes, it has every reason…
The story about the competition for Ganadhyaksha is a best example for this that why Lord Ganesha is called the Lord of intellect, wisdom, Knowledge and prosperity.
There is a delightful story about a contest between Lord Ganesha and his brother, Kartikeya. Kartikeya was very proud of his mount, the peacock, and his own speed and efficiency. He challenged Lord Ganesha to a race which would involve encircling the world three times. Lord Shiva signaled to indicate that the race had begun.
Kartikeya immediately climbed atop his peacock and left to circle the whole world. Ganpati just smiled. He encircled Lord Shiva and Godess Parvati thrice. When Kartikeya came back to Mount Kailash, he was very surprised to find Ganpati there. Ganpati told him that ones parents are one’s own world and encircling them means encircling the world. He had thus won the race.