Ganesh And His Many Tales

Ganesh Chaturthi 2013 is celebrated on 9th September 2013. It is a festival celebrated all over India but most popular in southern states and also in Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat. Maharashtra boats the title of the city which celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi most grandly. This festival is celebrated for a stretch of 10 days until Anant Chaturdashi. 

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Lord Ganesha has a very important place in hinduism, he is the one God who u cannot do without. He is the God of the beginning, God of the obstacles, wisdom and intellect. As such Ganesha is a favourite god to many and this festival of his is look forward to and celebrated with much joy. 

To know the Muhurat timing for the Puja, just click here - Puja Muhurat Timings. 

Ganesha’s stories are many, but we have picked out the most popular and loved ones to share with you all. They are :

  • How ganesha got his head?
  • Who is Elder ? 

How ganesha got his head?


Gowri Ganesha

This is a question many would want the answer for, well we will tell you how. Legend say that Goddess Parvati while bathing rubbed off the turmeric from her body and made a life like idol of a small boy and breathed life into it, claiming him to be her son. She then asked him to guard the house and not let anyone in until she was done with her bath. But just then Lord Shiva happen to come there and sees this boy blocking him from entering the house. Enraged by this behaviour of the boy (Lord Ganesh) he cuts off his head. On knowing this Goddess Parvati threatens to destroy the earth and heavens, so great was her anger. Goddess Parvati demanded only if Ganesh was brought back to life and also from then on worshipped as the first God would she spare everyone. Realising his mistake, Lord Shiva orders Narada to go to earth and bring the head of the first being whose head is facing the north, which is considered to the auspicious direction. He brings back the head of the mighty elephant, Lord Ganesh is brought back to life with a head of a elephant and thus peace prevailed in the seven heavens. This is how Lord Ganesh got the elephant head. 

Who Is Elder ?


Ganesha Subramanian

Legends says that, Lord Ganesh and Lord Subramanya had an argument as to who was the elder among the two. When none of the Gods could come up with a solution, the matter was taken to Lord Shiva for a final decision. Lord Shiva proposed a competition that whoever circles the universe the first and comes back to them would be declared as the elder one. Hearing this, Murugan set at once to complete the task in his vahana (the peacock). On the other hand, Lord Ganesh being the wise one went around Lord Shiva and Parvati claiming that, his parents meant the world to him. This act of his won him the heart of the Divine couple as well as the title of being the elder one. 

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Ganesh Chaturthi: Welcome the God Of Masses


Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival of the masses. This year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on 9th September 2013. Every year this festival of Lord Ganesh is celebrated with much fun and fervour. So, what have you planned for this festive season?. Decorate the house for the arrival of the elephant God; gather all the sweets and Ladoos for him because Ganesh Chaturthi is here. AstroSage will help you have a wonderful time by providing all the necessary information and services needed for Ganesh Chaturthi. To know more about this beloved God, click here - More On Lord Ganesh

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurtam


  • The most suitable Muhurat is from - 11:10 - 13:37, the total duration of this auspicious time is 2 hours and 27 mins.
  • Time to avoid Moon sighting the previous day (8.9.2013) is - 16:48 - 20:24, the total duration for this activity is 3 hours and 35 mins.
  • Time to avoid Moon sighting on 9th September, i.e. the day of Ganesh Chaturthi is - 9:30 - 21:08, the total duration for this activity is 11 hours and 37 mins.
We hope you will fetch the best of Ganapati’s blessings by following the above mentioned Muhurata (auspicious time).

Know Answers of Your Questions from Ganesha


Ganesha is the Lord of beginning, wisdom and Intellect. Getting the blessings of Lord Ganesha will give you the power to accomplish any task. If there has been any issue bothering you, or if your are not able to get results no matter how much you try; then pray to Lord Ganesh and things will start seeing light.

Have a question or query? Ask Ganesha. Yes! You heard me right. AstroSage gives you the chance to talk to Lord Ganesh and you can know his opinion for your issues. Just click here - Ask Lord Ganesh And Get Answers

Hymn To Enchant The Lord !



Get into the Bhakti mood, chant the Holy Mantras and sing the Holy songs; make your home a place Lord Ganesh would want to visit. Music has the power to touch the soul. Just one melody of yours and Ganesha is yours. Don’t miss this auspicious moment and enchant Lord Ganesha with some beautiful hymns. AstroSage has a collection of songs that will help you get into the celebratory mood, just click here to have a look. Songs On Lord Ganesh

Greet One Another !


Nothing can be good if it is not shared, likewise Ganesh Chaturthi is not fun if you don't wish your loved ones. A greeting card or simply a small SMS would make someone’s day; and why don’t you become the one helping in making this happen. As always, we are here to help you with that.

AstroSage has lovely collections of SMS’s, just click here -  Ganesh Chaturthi SMS

Vinayaka Chaturthi - Ganpati Bappa




Ganesh Chaturthi is a very famous and one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India. Many processions and eye popping display of Ganesha idols will be there this Ganesh Chaturthi. Every year, thousands of devotees and tourists rush to participate in these celebrations. Mumbai is one city which is famous worldwide for its Ganesh Chaturthi festivities. The Ganesha idols for display will be of record breaking heights and sizes. It is definitely a treat for the eyes to witness anything at such magnitude.

For more information on Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, click here - Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations

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Know The Right Time To Work Your Magic !


On this auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi which is a very blessed day, you may start any new venture on this day. Like starting a bussiness, buy property, marriage, any important occasion can be considered to take place on this day. To know the right timing to perform that activity, you may ask our astrologers to know the perfect Muhurta here - Muhurat Service

Also, we have gathered all the important Muhurats of the year, you may get them for FREE here - Muhurat 2013

Consult The Experts !


At AstroSage, we have astrologers who have expertise of anything and everything related to astrology. So, apart from the Muhurat service, if you have any other query, you may call our astrologers and ask for their views, just click here - Ask A Question

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
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