Yesterday was Vinayaka Charthuthi; Hindus all over the world celebrates this festival. Lord Ganesh is considered to be the God you first pray before you start anything, as he protects you and removes all the obstacles on the way. He is son of God Shiva and Goddess parvathi, legend is that goddess made a sand idol of little boy and gave life to him and asked little boy to guard the door while she was bathing. During that time Lord Shiva came to see Parvathi, but the little boy was admant that he won’t even let him in. As result Lord Shiva gets angry and cut the head off the little boy, and when Parvathi came back and saw that her son is dead, she got upset. Then Lord Shiva told her that he will give the boy life again and find a suitable face in the north direction, and in his search for a new head for the boy, devas(other gods) comes across a dead elephant, and gets that elephant’s head for the boy. Thus Lord Ganesh has a elephant face. If you want to read more from here.
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