Ganesh Chaturthi 2020 | Ganesh Chaturthi mantras History

The festival of Ganesh, this is one of the most lovable festivals of kids. Because they thought Lord Ganesh is their friend. And they collect money and kept Ganesh in their colony and worship him with devotion up to 9 or 11 days. After that, they did Ganesh Visarjan with a lot of joy, music and dance. That’s why the kids love Ganesh festival a lot comparing to others.

 The history behind Ganesh birthday:

The Lord Ganesh is known as the god of wisdom, literature and worldly success. He's known as the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Once when goddess Parvati was taking a bath along with her friends in her palace. Lord Shiva arrived inside her palace without any notice. Goddess Parvati became very angry with Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvathi decided to create a child of her own to guard the entrance of her palace. She scrapped some dirt from her body and shaped it into a beautiful boy Instructing him not to allow anyone inside the palace without her permission.

Once when Lord Shiva tried to enter the palace. He was blocked at the entrance by the boy. Lord, Shiva was enraged Beyond control and they broke into a fight and in a fit of rage. He slashed the head of the child with his Trishul. The sounds of the fight reached Parvathi's ears. She came to the door and her eyes fell on the boy's still form. She was very angry at Lord Shiva for what had happened. Lord Shiva wanted to make it up to Parvati and decided to put life back into the child by putting the head of the first sleeping creature that came inside lying with its head to the north. He sent his Ganas to go in search of the creature. The Ganas who went in search of the creature found an elephant sleeping in the northern direction and brought its head to mount Kailash. Lord Shiva recreated his son with the head of the elephant and blessed the child. That he will be known as Ganesh. the leader of the Ganas and he will also be known as the remover of all obstacles and will be worshipped first at the start of all ceremonies. Ganesh is the God of wisdom with his elephant's head.  


The importance of Ganapati or Ganesh’s body parts:

Prominent Forehead of Ganesh: Lord Ganesh has a big forehead which symbolizes his knowledge. It is believed that he can solve any problems.

Small eyes of Ganesh: Small eyes represent concentration. They tell us that we must study things well before concluding.  

Large ears of Lord Ganesh: Large ears describe long life and alert nature of lord Ganesha. His long ears teach us that we must always be alert and listen. To everyone but do what mind feels is correct.

The trunk of Lord Ganesh: It is believed that lord’s trunk is always moving and never stays calm. This tells us that we must always be active and do all our work effectively.

The stomach of Lord Ganesh: Ganesh’s big stomach symbolize a happy life where you digest every good and bad thing happening around you. It teaches us that we also should digest every opinion before doing work.

The tooth of Lord Ganesh: It is believed that Ved Vyasa narrated Mahabharata to Lord Ganesh, which he wrote with his broken tooth. Vinayaka’s Ekdant shows us that we must make good use of whatever we have in life.

Arms of Lord Ganesh: Ganapathi has an axe in one hand. It shows that we can be free form greed, anger and wrongdoings in life. The lotus in another hand represents Awakening. Another hand has seen blessing everyone who worships him. The last one is seen holding Modak and it symbolises the happiness that one gets from spiritual pursuit.  

Why we are not supposed to see the moon on 'Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturti' Also do you know why Shri Ganesha has a snake tied around his stomach?

This interesting story is from when the moon used to still shine full Shri Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati loved sweets especially modaks. Once in Kubera's house he was offered modaks the more he ate, the more he was offered. He happily accepted it and after eating it there he carried the modak with him back towards his home in the evening. He sat on his vahan the mushak to return, On his way back the mushak saw a snake, panicked and startled even as Shri Ganesha fell down Along with him fell all the modaks and his stomach had burst open But Ganesha quickly got hold of the snake as the mushak had seen and tied it to his stomach Nobody had seen him.

         He was glad but when he saw up, he saw Chandradev laughing uncontrollably Angry, that he was laughed at he immediately cursed Chandradev that all the pride that he had in his beauty will vain. He would not be seen in the skies any more Chandradev shocked by this profusely apologised as no other gods would undo Shri Ganesha's curse Upon being calmed Shri Ganesha also unable to completely take the curse back tells Chandradev that to check his ego. He will constantly and gradually disappear for fourteen days each and reappear for the next fourteen. Also on the day of Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturti (Ganesh Chaturthi). That day when he had laughed at Shri Ganesha, Anyone looking at him will be cursed. This curse will only be lifted once they listen to or understand the story of Shamantakamani and Shri Krishna This story is found in the SrimadBhagavatam.

 How to worship with 21 Patris & related Ganesh Chaturti Mantras?

Lord Ganesha is the lord of wisdom, prosperity, security, happiness, success, education, good fortune, and destroyer of obstacles. As we all know, Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, he is superior to all Hindu gods and is always worshipped first. He is the patron of letters and learnings. 21 names of Lord Ganesha with meaning and associated mantras & related Patri’s


1. Name: Sumukha Meaning: Sumukha refers to the one with a beautiful face.

Mantra: Om Sumukhaya Namah,

Machee Patram Samarpayami.

2.Name: Ganadhisha Meaning: Ganadhisha refers to the lord of guards of Lord Shiva.

Mantra: Om Ganadhishaya Namah.

Bruhadi Patram Samarpayami

3.Name: Umaputra Meaning: Umaputra refers to the son of Goddess Uma.

Mantra: Om Uma Putraya Namah,

Bilva Patram Samarpayami

4.Name: Gajamukha Meaning: Gajamukha refers to the one with an elephant face.

Mantra: Om Gajamukhaya Namah,

Garika Patram Samarpayami

5.Name: Lambodara Meaning: Lambodara refers to the one with a huge belly or appetite    

Mantra: Om Lambodaraya Namah.

Bhadri(neradu) Patram Samarpayami

6.Name: Harasuna

Mantra: Om Hara Sunave Namah,

Dattura(Vummeta) Patram

7.Name: Shurpakarna Meaning: Shurpakarna refers to the one with huge ears.

Mantra: Om Shurpakarnaya Namah.

Jaji Patram Samarpayami

8.Name: Vakratunda Meaning: Vakratunda refers to the one with a curved mouth.

Mantra: Om Vakratundaya Namah.

Vishnukranta Patram Samarpayami

9.Name: Guhagraja Meaning: Guhagraja refers to the one with a heavy voice.

Mantra: Om Guhagrajaya Namah.

Dandaki (enugu chevi aku) Patram Samarpayami

10.Name: Ekadanta Meaning: Ekadanta refers to the one with a single teeth.

Mantra: Om Ekadantaya Namah.

Chutaparam (Mamidi) Patram Samarpayami

11.Name: Heramba Meaning: Heramba refers to the one loved by mother.

Mantra: Om Herambaraya Namah .

Tulasi Patram Samarpayami

12.Name: Chaturhotra Meaning: Chaturhotra refers to the one with four hands.

Mantra: Om Chaturhotrai Namah .

Arjuna (Maddi) Patram Samarpayami

13.Name: Sarveshwara Meaning: Sarveshwara refers to the lord of the entire universe.       

Mantra: Om Sarveshvaraya Namah

Devadaru Patram Samarpayami

14.Name: Vikata Meaning: Vikata refers to the powerful one.

Mantra: Om Vikataya Namah.

Karaveera(Ganneru) Patram Samarpayami

15.Name: Hematunda Meaning: Hematunda refers to the one staying in the Himalayas.           

Mantra: Om Hematundaya

NamahSinduvara(Vavili) Patram Samarpayami

16.Name: Vinayaka Meaning: Vinayaka refers to the one with an ability to lead well.

Mantra: Om Vinayakaya Namah.

Apamarga(Vuttareni)  Patram Samarpayami

17. Name: Kapila Meaning: Kapila refers to the one who is golden in colour.

Mantra: Om Kapilaya Namah.

Ardha(Jilledu) Patram Samarpayami

18.Name: Vatave

Mantra: Om Vatave Namah,

Dhadavi (Danimma) Patram Samarpayami

19. Name: Bhalachandra Meaning: Bhalachandra refers to the one who is moon crested.      

Mantra: Om Bhala Chandraya Namah

Maruvak Patram Samarpayami

20. Name: Suragraja Meaning: Suragraja refers to the lord of the entire heaven.

Mantra: Om Suragrajaya Namah.

Jaami(Jammi) Patram Samarpayami

21.Name: Siddhi Vinayaka Meaning: Siddhi Vinayaka refers to the best over of success.                                             Mantra: Om Siddhi Vinayakaya Namah.

Ashwadhha(Ravi) Patram Samarpayami



What is the scientific reason to celebrate the festival?

Ganesh idols made out of natural clay are worshipped with herbs and leaves (Patris) during the Ganesh Chaviti (Chaturthi). Water carry diseases are generally spread during this season due to heavy rains and floods. After Ganesh festival, the worshipped Ganesh idols along with pooja leaves (Patris) are immersed (Nimarjana) in water bodies. It is believed that these leaves when they are immersed in huge quantity, help in purifying the water due to their medicinal properties.

Ganesh statue made out of natural mud, when immersed in water they get dissolved easily and cleanse the water without causing pollution. This also develops immunity and resistance to fight with bacteria. Ganesh images should be made only of mud or clay as the pure spiritual particles of Ganesh, will get attracted to towards an idol made of mud and can be immersed properly. Dirt or clay can be dissolved easily in water, forms a layer below and does not sink into earth for a long time. Generally, Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated during the months of August & September just before the setting of Northeast monsoon in October. The dry summer would have made water source porous and rivers might have been running shallowly.

 Thus, the mud or soil from the idols when suspended in water would form a colloid that would coagulate the pores and form a layer. In order to maintain the stable groundwater level & avoid excess wastage of water towards to see, our Ancestors found the “Dry Clay Technique” in the form of Ganesh statues. So that the groundwater level is maintained & ecosystem is saved. Thus, having a great effect on the health of living creatures and the environment. This also represents the cycle of creation and dissolution in nature. So that we all have to prefer eco-friendly(mud) Ganesh, then only we can protect our environment.

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