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This one is for Su, just because :) ...


The story of the birth of this zoomorphic deity, as depicted in the Shiva Purana, goes like this: Once goddess Parvati, while bathing, created a boy out of the dirt of her body and assigned him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom. When Shiva, her husband returned, he was surprised to find a stranger denying him access, and struck off the boy's head in rage. Parvati broke down in utter grief and to soothe her, Shiva sent out his squad (gana) to fetch the head of any sleeping being who was facing the north. The company found a sleeping elephant and brought back its severed head, which was then attached to the body of the boy. Shiva restored its life and made him the leader (pati) of his troops. Hence his name 'Ganapati'. Shiva also bestowed a boon that people would worship him and invoke his name before undertaking any venture.

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No Words Ritu ...Thank you :)
 
anytime :)
 
good work!!
Amazing ideas!!
 
Thanks :) it would help if i knew who i was thanking for the generous compliment :). Perhaps you will leave your name next time?
 
Oh I am Bharti from Netherlands. I just love your photography. Keep it up!!
 
thanks bharati :) keep visiting.
 
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