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8 unknown and interesting facts about our “Lord Ganesha”

Ganesha, Vinayaka, Lamboradudu ila chala perlaltho pilicukune Lord Ganesh ante hindu tradition lo chala istam andariki. Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna And Sree Ramudi taruvatha ekkuvaga ista pade hindu gods lo Lord Ganesh okaru for all the right reasons. Infact Lord Ganesha ante chala mandiki inka ekkuva istam andhuke evariki leni vidhanga Vinayaka Chavithi chesi 11 days ayanaki dedicated ga poojalu chesi, annadanam, utti kottadam lantivi chesi band and dance tho nimarjanam chestharu.

Sare Vinayakudu ante every year ki okasari ocche celebration kadu Karthikeya 2 style lo cheppali ante it is our history and our pride. Mari mana Lord Ganesha story lo meeku teliyani konni unknown and interesting facts ento teluskunduru padandi.

1. Theories and mysteries behind his birth

According to Hindu books and mythology, Lord Vishnu himself was reincarnated as Lord Ganesha after Shiva and Parvati insisted on fasting for years (punyaka vrata) to grant them a son. As a result, Ganesha was born in Parvati as a charming child.

Another story says that Parvati created Ganesha from the dirt of her body as she wanted someone loyal to her like Nandi was to Lord Shiva.

2. Did Ganesha write the Mahabharata?

Some theories say that Lord Ganesha is the original author of the Mahabharata epic. The Vyasa, author of the Mahabharata found Lord Ganesha worthy to understand the Mahabharata and asked him to recite it.

At Vyasa’s request, Lord Ganesha wrote Mahabharathan using his broken tusk when the quill pen broke down in between.

3. Is Ganesha married?

Most South Indians believed that Ganesha was a Brahmacharya, while other parts of India believed that Lord Ganesha was married to twin sisters named Riddhi (goddess of prosperity) and Siddhi (goddess of intellect).

4. The origin of the Tulasi tree

The Tulasi tree that we offer daily puja is once a goddess, who loves Lord Ganesh very much and asked him to marry her. She used to annoy Ganesh always to marry her, in response Ganesha said “I don’t want to marry anyone”. Hearing this, Tulasi cursed Ganesha that he will get married soon.

And in return, Ganesha cursed Tulsi to be a plant forever, thus becoming a Tulasi tree.

5. When Ganesh got angry at the moon and thought he was not looking at the moon on Vinayaka Chavithi

Ganesh is known for his peace and calm nature. But once, Ganesh got angry when Moon laughed at Ganesha’s big belly. As a result, Ganesha cursed the moon and said that on Vinayaka Chaturthi whoever gazes at the moon will be falsely blamed. This is why people believe that one should not look at the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi.

6. Its existence in Buddhism

Lord Ganesha is also revered by Buddhists. In Buddhism, Lord Ganesha is called Vinayaka and is revered in countries like Tibet, China and Japan.

7. Ganesha if Japan is known as Binayaka

The Japanese deity Kangiten inherits the characteristics and appearance of our Lord Ganesha. Known as ‘Bināyaka-Ten’, the Japanese worship him with the names ‘Ganabachi and Ganwha’ which are very similar to Ganesha. Like Ganesha, Bināyaka is also the remover of obstacles and when prayed to, he is believed to bestow good fortune on devotees.

8. There is an image of Lord Ganesha on Indonesian currency.

Indonesia is a 97% Muslim country, but why is the image of Ganesha printed there? Explaining this, the Indonesian Minister of Finance said that in 1997 the currencies of several Asian countries were devaluing. After all attempts to curb the devaluation failed, someone suggested having an image of Ganesha on the note which is considered a bringer of good fortune.

Considering this, the Indonesian government then printed Ganesh on the currency, luckily it worked and the superstition has remained ever since.