Ganesha Chaturthi is a festival of great joy celebrated across the country. The 10-day festival is the birth of Lord Ganesha. The mythology behind Ganesha’s birth is he was born by Lady Parvati’s body, Parvati’s husband lord Shiva didn’t recognise him and cut his head while he was protecting his mother’s door.
In remorse, Shiva gets him another head, he asks Vishnu for it. Vishnu turns with an Elephant head. And since then the Ganesha is the God with elephant head and is to be worshipped first.
The nation celebrates it with greetings to each other and Puja and prayers.
PM Modi sent his greeting to the nation, he tweeted, “May the blessings of Lord Ganesh always remain with us. Ganpati Bappa Morya!”
Chennai Super King tweeted this lovely pic of cricket playing Ganesha!
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 5, 2016
The celebrities lined up twitter with wishes:
Anil Kumble, tweeted, “May you have the strength to tackle all your obstacles and get rid of them.”
Sumona Chakravarti tweeted, “May Lord Ganesha bless us all with love light laughter. Happy #GaneshChaturthi.”
Twitterati also took a sarcastic pun as one tweeted, “Aftr deciding 20-ft cap forDahi Handi pyramids,Court should also decide the length of Lord Ganesha’s Trunk Or size of Laddo #GaneshChaturthi.”
Different Ganesha idols, in eco-friendly tone has been made for worshipping. Lal Badshah of Mumbai is famous idol of Ganesha which is revered by devotees on this occasion.