Ganesh Birth Story

Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, desired to create a son. She sculpted a figure from sandalwood paste and breathed life into it.

The figure transformed into a beautiful child, Ganesha. – Parvati was delighted and devoted to her son. Parvati was delighted and devoted to her son.

She instructed Ganesha to guard the entrance while she bathed. Meanwhile, Lord Shiva returned and tried to enter the chamber.

Ganesha, obedient to his mother's command, blocked Shiva's path.  Shiva, unaware of Ganesha's identity, grew angry and a battle ensued.

Shiva's trident struck Ganesha, decapitating him.  Parvati, devastated by the loss of her son, revealed Ganesha's true identity.

Shiva, remorseful, promised to bring Ganesha back to life. He instructed his followers to find the head of the first living creature they encountered.

They found an elephant and brought its head to Shiva.  Shiva placed the elephant's head onto Ganesha's body, resurrecting him as the elephant-headed deity.

Lord Ganesha was thus born, symbolizing wisdom, intelligence, and the remover of obstacles.