lord ganesha

Lord Ganesha is a Hindu God and is a son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Known as 'Vighnaharta' or remover of obstacles, the elephant-headed Hindu God is worshipped at the beginning of any puja or on shubh or auspicious occasions. Lord Ganesha's vahana or vehicle is the ordinary rat or mooshak and the favourite food of Ganesha who has a sweet tooth is modak. Legend has it that Parvati made Ganesha by kneading the dirt that came out of her body while taking bath to guard her privacy and prevent anybody from coming inside her private space. When Ganesha did not allow Lord Shiva to meet Parvati, the latter cut the former's head off. Later when Shiva came to know that Ganesha was their son, he fixed his mistake by attaching an elephant's head to little Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha and during this time his devotees welcome Bappa at home for this period amid much fanfare. more

Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi 2023: Date, puja timings, rituals and significance

Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi is just around the corner. From date and shubh muhurat to timings, here is all you need to know about this special Hindu occasion.

Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi 2023: Date, puja timings, rituals and significance(File photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2023 03:00 PM IST

Just Like That | From Lakshmi to Chanakya: Behind the Indian CEO success story

The remarkable rise of over three dozen Indian-origin CEOs in top global corporate industries prompts questions about the underlying reasons for their success

From Sundar Pichai heading Google, to Laxman Narasimhan helming Starbucks to many others, Indians are now in charge of over one trillion American dollars of business(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2023 09:00 AM IST

Karwa Chauth 2023 Puja Vidhi: Rituals to follow from morning to evening, samagri

Karwa Chauth falls on November 1 this year. Read about the puja vidhi, rituals to follow from morning to evening, samagri, and all you need to know.

Karwa Chauth falls on November 1 this year. (Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 08:25 AM IST

Cops ban Ganesha idol processions in Bengaluru after incidents of violence

Bengaluru cops have forbidden processions of Ganesha idols in the city after a number of violent incidents, clashes and riots, including a murder.

Devotees dance during a Lord Ganesha idol procession. (Representational image)(PTI)
Published on Oct 11, 2023 12:41 PM IST

Ganesh Visarjan 2023 date and time: Auspicious time, story of visarjan, rituals

Here are the auspicious timings to immerse Lord Ganesha's idol on Anant Chaturdashi (September 28) or Ganesh Visarjan. All you want to know about rituals.

After the 10 days of revelry and worship, people bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on eleventh day. Also known as Anant Chaturdashi on this day thousands of Ganesha idols across the country are immersed.
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:56 AM IST
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