Why did Lord Shiva beheaded Ganesh?
It’s said that Lord Ganesha’s mother, Goddess Parvati, carved an idol of a boy out of turmeric powder and breathed life into it, unbeknownst to her husband, Lord Shiva. So, when Ganesha denied Lord Shiva entry into his abode–because Goddess Parvati was bathing inside–Shiva decapitated Ganesha’s head in anger.
Why did Shiva harm Ganesh?
Sensing that this was no ordinary boy, the usually peaceful Shiva decided he would have to fight the boy and in his divine fury severed the boy’s head with his Trishul thereby killing him instantly. When Parvati learned of this, she was so enraged and insulted that she decided to destroy the entire Creation.
What happened to Ganesha’s head?
The head of Ganesha Ji was cut off by Lord Shiva and it was totally destroyed in the fire of Trishul of Lord Shiva. It was not possible as per boon to the elephant that original head should be rejoined with body of God Ganesha.
Why is Ganesha called Ekdant?
Lord Ganesha is called as Ekdant because of the single tusk he has. He has a face of an elephant, and and elephant has 2 tusks, but Lord Ganesha has a single one hence the name. There are many stories as to why his tusk was broken, but what matters is what it signifies.
What did Lord Shiva usually forget?
He sometimes forget people’s wrong doings but not always. He is very strict to the wrong doers and very lenient to the wise people or right doers. He is ” Bhairavnath ” for the wrong doers and is ” Bholenath ” for the wise people or right doers.
Why do we dissolve Ganesh idol in water?
The ritual is done to signify the birth cycle of Lord Ganesha; just as he was created from clay/Earth, his symbolic statue is as well. The idol is immersed in water so that Ganesha may return to his home after his ‘stay’ at the devotees’ home or temple where the Ganesha Chaturthi rituals are conducted.