CELEBRATING THE GOD OF BEGINNINGS! VINAYAKA CHATHURTHI & RITUALS. Ganesh Chathurthi popularly known as Vinayakar Chathurthi in the South is one of the main festivals in India. People come together irrespective of any differences to celebrate this festival in a pompous way and with devotional fervour! A prelude of Vinayaka: Lord Ganesha or Vinayakar was created by Goddess Parvati to guard her door while she was bathing. When Lord Shiva tried to enter, Ganesha not knowing who he was, got into combat and lost to Lord Shiva. Seeing Parvati heartbroken and infuriated, Lord Shiva brought the boy back to life by attaching an elephant’s head – and thus came to be known as Vinayaka. He is also called by 108 names including Vigneshawara, Vighnakartaa, Pillayar, Mo..
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