Hey there folks!
Ganesh Chaturthi is a day to have tonnes of fun at Bappa’s grand celebration. The streets are alive with colors, celebrations, and the sounds of laughter, joy, drums, and cymbals.
The excitement begins with the grand arrival of Lord Ganesha to our homes. Families throughout the country welcome Ganpati Bappa with open arms, decorating their homes with beautiful, colorful decorations, aromatic flowers, and a grand feast of special dishes and sweets - modaks!
According to stories, Lord Ganesha was created by Goddess Parvati out of clay to guard her in the absence of Lord Shiva. He was given the task of guarding her bathroom door while Goddess Parvati took a bath. During this time, when Lord Shiva returned and asked Ganpati Bappa to let him inside, he refused, as he did not know who Lord Shiva was. This angered Lord Shiva and he cut Ganesha’s head off. When Parvati learned of this, she became enraged and asked Lord Shiva to bring Ganesha back to life.
Lord Shiva placed the head of an elephant baby on Ganesha, and he was brought back to life. And that is how our favorite Ganpati was born.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha.
Lord Ganesha's Favorite Flowers
Lord Ganesha is considered to be the god of wisdom and prosperity and celebrating his birth in the 10 days preceding Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees pray for the same. Flowers are an essential component of every pooja, for their sweet fragrances and delicate beauty. They are said to spread positive energy all around and infuse the pooja room with spiritual vibes.
Let us tell you about the four most alluring flowers to offer Lord Ganesha on his upcoming birth anniversary.
Marigolds with their vibrant delicate petals of gold, red and orange, exude a spiritual vibe of their own. These beautiful blooms symbolize warmth, hope, and joy lending radiance to any pooja.
Chrysanthemums with their intricate layers of petals and elegant charm captivate the eye with their stunning spectrum of colors. They are a cherished choice for offerings being made to Lord Ganesha on his birth anniversary.
The Hibiscus with its large dramatic flowers is a treat to the eyes. It is one of the flowers that are offered to Lod Ganesha during poojas and is a garden showstopper. Coming in shades of red, yellow, white, and orange, it has an individual charm.
Now that you know about all the favorite blooms of Lord Ganesha, why not bring them home this season, savor the festival, and make them a part of your home decor plants!!
Chant ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya!’, with all your heart and a few ladoos.