Birth Story of Lord Ganesha: The description of Lord Ganesha’s incarnation, his pastimes and his captivating ways are found in the Puranas and scriptures. He has had many incarnations since Kalpbhed.
Lord Ganesha Birth Story: According to Hindu beliefs, it is necessary to worship Lord Ganesha before doing any auspicious work. On Wednesday, Lord Ganesha is worshiped with all the law. Lord Ganesha takes delight in the devotees and vanquishes their sorrows and fulfills all his wishes. Lord Ganesha himself is the giver of Riddhi-siddhi and the provider of auspicious benefits. He removes the obstacles, constrictions, diseases and impoverishment of the devotees. As per the scriptures, Shri Ganesh ji’s special worship day is on Wednesday.
It is said that on Wednesday, by worshiping Ganesh ji and taking some remedies, problems are overcome. The description of the incarnation of Lord Ganesha, his pastimes and his captivating ways are found in the Puranas and scriptures. He has had many incarnations since Kalpbhed. Let us know how is the birth story of Ganpati Bappa according to the Puranas of him.
According to Padma Purana
Once Goddess Parvati created attractive bodywork on her body, whose face was like an elephant. She then she put that figure in the Ganges. That figure turned into a giant as soon as she fell into Gangaji. Parvati addressed him as ‘son’. The Dev community honored him by calling him Gangyeya and Brahma Ji gave him the title of Ganesha and named him.
According to the Linga Purana
The gods once worshiped Lord Shiva and asked him to present a disturbance in the evil acts of the rebellious demons. Shiva satisfied the gods by saying ‘Aastastu’ and thus Lord Ganesha was born.
According to Ganesh Chalisa
Once Goddess Parvati did a great penance in order to have an excellent son. When the Yajna was completed, Shri Ganesh took the form of a Brahmin and attained him. Mother Parvati welcomed him as a guest. Shri Ganesh was pleased and gave him the boon that by doing mother, the penance you have done for the child, you will get a child with special intelligence without being pregnant. He will be a calculator, a mine of virtues. Saying that, they grew impatient and took the form of a child in the cradle. Mother Parvati’s happiness was not lost. Flowers began to rain from the sky. The great party began to be celebrated. The goddesses of the four directions began to come closer to see the remarkable Parvati Nandan. Shanidev also arrived, but due to her demerit, she started to avoid passing in front of the boy. Mother Parvati asked if Shani Dev did not like the celebration of her and her son’s achievement.
Hesitantly, Shani Dev caught a glimpse of the beautiful girl. But what, the child’s head flew up to the sky upon seeing Shani Dev. Mother Parvati started crying. There was a protest in Kailash. Everywhere there was a discussion that Shani had destroyed Parvati’s son. Immediately, Lord Vishnu ordered Garuda Dev to cut off the head of whichever creature appeared first. He caught the elephant first on the way. Garuda Dev brought an elephant head. He placed it on top of the boy’s torso. Lord Shankar sprinkled Pran Mantra on him. All the gods together called him Ganesha and gave him the blessing of being the first priest. Thus Shri Ganesh was born.
According to the Varaha Purana
Lord Shiva was constructing Ganesha with great devotion from the five elements. Due to this, Ganesha was becoming very beautiful and unique. The fear of becoming the center of attraction caused panic among all the gods. Sensing this fear, Shivji enlarged the belly of the boy Ganesha and turned his head into gauze.
According to Shiv Purana
Goddess Parvati made an effigy of her boot and put her life in it. She made Ganesha sit as a gatekeeper and went to bathe, ordering not to let anyone in. By the way, during this time, Lord Shiva came there. They wanted to go in, but the boy Ganesh stopped them. Angry, Shiva explained to the boy Ganesha, but he did not listen to one. Enraged, Shiva cuts off Ganesha’s head with a trident.
When Parvati heard that Shiva had beheaded Ganesha, she was furious. To overcome Parvati’s displeasure, Shiva placed an elephant’s head on Ganesha’s torso and brought him to life. Thereafter, Shiva made him the first worshiper and Gana’s deity, granting him all the strength and powers.