Sunday, 3 April 2011

Lord Ganesh - Remover of all Obstacles

Lord Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati gives life to a beautiful doll created by her and makes him her son. Shiva unaware of this beheads the boy in anger. When he realizes his folly, he promises to bring him back to life with the head of the first living being that comes by. In the search, the first living being found is that of a baby elephant.Hence Ganesh was reborn with the head of an elephant.
Ganesh is the lovable God of all with an endearing elephant head – large ears, trunk and a pot belly. He is worshipped as the Lord of Wisdom, Prosperity, and most importantly as the remover of all Obstacles.