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- The importance of worshiping Ganapati with Lakshmi-Saraswati, why offer modak to Ganapati, how Ganeshji became the first worshiper
Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha appeared on this date in ancient times. Ganesh Utsav is celebrated from the Chaturthi of Bhadau month Shukla Paksha to Anant Chaturdashi (22 August to 1 September this year). Many beliefs associated with Lord Ganesha are prevalent, such as Ganapati is especially dear to Durva, Modak, Laddu, should install trumpet Ganesha on the right hand side of the house, worship Ganesha with Lakshmi and Saraswati. Know the answers to the questions related to 9 such beliefs from Ujjain's astrologer Pt Manish Sharma …
1. Why offer Ganpati to Durva?
Durva is a type of grass, which is offered in worship to Ganesha. The story of the demon named Anlasur is prevalent in relation to Ganesha and Durva. According to the legend, all the gods and humans were plagued by the terror of Analasura. Then Devaraja reached Indra, all the deities and the chief sage-sage Mahadeva. Shivji said that only Ganesha can do this work. After this, all the gods and sages reached to Lord Ganesha.
Ganapati went to battle with Analasura to protect the Gods and Gods and all beings. Then a fierce battle ensued between these two. Anlasur was not being defeated, then Lord Ganesha caught him and swallowed him. After this, there was a lot of irritation in his stomach.
To calm the burning of Lord Ganesha's stomach, Kashyap Rishi made 21 bales of Durva and gave them to eat. As he ate the durva, the burning of his stomach subsided. Since then the tradition of offering Lord Ganesha to Durva started.
2. Why are Ganapati, Lakshmi and Saraswati worshiped together?
Lord Ganesha, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshiped together, especially on Diwali. Deepawali is considered a festival of happiness and prosperity. On this day, Ganesha i.e. intellect, Lakshmi i.e. wealth and Saraswati i.e. knowledge is worshiped together. Because, knowledge cannot come without wisdom and Lakshmi cannot be achieved without knowledge. Therefore, Lord Ganesha is also worshiped in Lakshmi Pujan. It is also said in Ganesh Purana and Shiva Purana that the worship of Lakshmi is incomplete without Ganapati, without the intellect the pure Lakshmi of the deity cannot come.
3. Why is Ganpati riding on the mouse (rat)?
In the Satyuga, Parashar, as an asura rodent (rat), reached the sage's ashram and destroyed the entire ashram. All the sages of the ashram prayed to Ganesha to end the terror of this rod. Ganeshji then appeared there. He tried hard to control the rod, but he could not control it.
In the end, Ganeshji threw his loop and took the muskas captive. Then Mushak prayed to Ganesha not to punish me. Ganesha accepts his prayer and asks him to beg. Mushak had a nature to do deception, he said that I do not want anything, you should ask me something.
Then Ganesha laughed at his sophistry and said that if you want to give me something then become my vehicle. Mookshah agreed to it, but as soon as Ganeshji rode over it, he started to press. He then prayed to Ganeshji that according to me, please carry your weight. Then Ganeshji carried his weight according to the rod. Since then, Mushak has been the vehicle of Ganesha.
The psychological side of it is that Ganesha is the god of wisdom and the symbol of the idolatry. Dictators can be pacified only by intelligence. That is why Ganesha is shown riding on a rat.
4. Why not offer Tulsi to Ganpati?
Lord Vishnu and his avatars are not offered without basil, but basil is considered taboo in the worship of Lord Ganesha. There is a legend that Tulsi had prayed to marry Lord Ganesha, but Ganesha refused. Because of this Tulsi became angry and cursed Ganesha for having two marriages.
Ganeshji also got angry due to this curse and he also cursed Tulsi and said that you will be married to a demon. Tulsi was saddened to hear the curse of marrying Asura. Tulsi apologizes to Ganesha. Then Ganeshji said that you will be married to a demon, but you will be loved by Lord Vishnu. You have cursed me, because of this, basil will remain taboo in my worship.
5. Why does Ganesha have a broken tooth?
Ganapati is also called Ekadanta i.e. he has only one tooth. According to the prevailing legend in relation to how a tooth was broken, one day Parashuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, reached Mount Kailash to meet Shivji. Lord Ganesha stopped Parashurama from meeting Shiva. Because, at that time, Shiva was resting. Angry at this, Parashurama cut Ganesha's tooth with his furs.
Ganesha could have also stopped Parashuram's attack, but it was Shivji who gave Parashurama the ax. The stroke of the ax does not go empty, so Ganeshji suffered this blow on his tooth and the tooth broke. After this, Ganeshji had a tooth and was called Ekadanta.
6. Why is Ganpati worshiped first?
Lord Ganesha is the first worshiped god, the groom Shivji has bestowed on him. There is a story, between Karthikeya Swamy and Ganesh, who bet that who comes first round the earth. Karthikeya Swamy's vehicle is a peacock. They rode on him and left. Ganeshji thought that my vehicle is a mouse, I will not be able to come back so soon. Then they began to revolve around Shiva and Mother Parvati, considering the parents as the whole world. Pleased with Ganesha's wisdom and maternal-paternal devotion, Shiva gave him the boon of being the first worshiper.
7. Why does Ganesha love Modak and Laddu?
Lord Ganesha is considered to be a favorite lover of Modak and Laddu. Once Goddess Parvati gave laddus to Ganeshji for food. Lord Laddoo liked it so much that it became his favorite indulgence. According to another legend, Ganesha was invited by Mata Anasuya to his home. At that time they were going to eat, but their stomach was not filling. Mata Anasuya made modaks after getting upset by this. Ganeshji became satisfied as soon as he took Modak. Since then, the tradition of offering modak to them has become popular.
8. What is the significance of the trunk on the right and left side of Ganapati?
The statue in which the trunk of Ganesha is on the right is considered to be the form of Siddhivinayak. Whereas, the trunk of Ganesha on the left side is called Vihanavinhaka. There is a tradition of installing Siddhivinayak indoors. Interruptors are installed at the doorway outside the house, so that no disturbance can enter the house. Ganapati with left trunk on the left hand side and trunk on the right hand side for the house are considered superior for business establishments.
9. Why is Ganpati in his hand?
Five major demons were defeated by Lord Ganesha in the Satyuga. These demons are considered a symbol of five evils. Ahantasur was the symbol of egoism, Kamasura was the symbol of Kama, Krodasura was the symbol of anger, Mayasura was the symbol of Maya and Lobhasur was the symbol of greed. All these asuras were controlled by Ganeshji to Ankush. This means that we can avoid evils like Kama, anger, illusion and greed by worshiping Ganesha. We should also control ego, control egoism, deeds, anger, illusion and greed.