Lord Ganesha is brought into one’s house by many Hindus during Ganesh Chathurthi and kept for ten days. He is then immersed in water of ponds, rivers or sea on the Visarjana Day. On the state of Maharashtra these ten days are celebrated with maximum vigour in the country. Ganesha is widely known as the remover of obstacles.
Before undertaking any activity, Hindus never fail to first pray to Ganesha to ensure the removal of any obstacles and to make an auspicious beginning. In fact he is artistically the most widely represented of all Hindu Gods. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati and has an elephant head. Ganesha is also known as Ekdanta as one of his tusks is broken off.
Ganesha is also known as Lambodara meaning having a pot belly or hanging belly. Ganesha’s Vehicle is a small rat called as Musaka in Sanskrit. It is also interpreted as the ability of Ganesha to be everywhere just as the mouse can go even to the most secret places. While Ganesha is known as both creator and remover of obstacles and he is also respected and worshipped as the Lord of letters and learning.
Thus one of his names is Buddhipriya meaning fond of intelligence. The concept of Buddhi, Siddhi and Riddhi means intellect, spiritual power and prosperity. Ganesha is the most popular of many Indian Gods and the one most liked by all age groups especially the children.
Follow these simple tips for a Happy and Safe Diwali An adult should always supervise the use of fireworks by children. Check the area before igniting fireworks to ensure that all inflammable and combustible materials are removed. Follow all safety precautions issued with the fireworks. Use an incense stick to ignite fireworks. They provide a greater and safer distance between your hands and the fireworks. Keep two buckets full of water handy.
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