THE STORY OF LORD GANESH CHATURTHI
Once upon a time, a king named Gajasura lived on this earth. He is a disciple of Lord Shiva and used to worship him daily. Gajasura requests Lord Shiva to stay in his stomach and Lord Shiva agrees. To bring out Shiva from Gajasura stomach, Lord Brahma and Vishnu went to Gajasura court in the form of Ox and impress him with their dance. Gajasura tells that he will accept any of their desire as he impressed their dance. Lord Brahma & Vishnu asks Gajasura to send back Lord Shiva from his stomach.
One day Goddess Parvathi prepares baby with the bath powder she uses. Later she induces life in to that idol with her spiritual powers. Then that idol turns to a baby boy (Lord Ganesh). After that Goddess Parvati goes to bath telling the Lord Ganesh to not to allow any one inside her room. While Goddess doing her bath, Lord Shiva enters Kailasha. Lord Ganesh who was standing outside his mother’s room did not allow Lord Shiva. Big war takes place between Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva. Finally, Lord Shiva defeats Lord Ganesh and removed the head. Now Goddess Parvati comes out and sees her Lord Ganesh dead. She cries a lot and asks Lord Shiva to make him alive Shiva orders his fellow men to search his head, if not found bring any head who sleep by placing head on north side. As the fellowmen not found the head they bring the head of elephant and Lord Shiva affixed the head to the Lord Ganesh and gave life who is Lord Vinayaka.
Leadership of Lord Vinayaka
After some period, Kumara Swamy was born to Goddess. A competition was conducted between Lord Ganesh (Vinayaka) and Kumara Swamy for the leadership of obstacles (Vignas). The competition is to take a dip in all sacred rivers and should come first to Kailash. Kumara Swamy started on his vehicle Peacock. But Lord Ganesh (Vinayaka) was in a perplex of how to start his journey. Seeing his confusion, Lord Shiva suggested Lord Ganesh to do pradashina to them (Shiva & Parvathi). He told that you would attain the same result of benefit by doing Pradakshina to them. Finally, Lord Ganesh (Vinayaka) won the competition and became the leader of obstacles. This day is celebrated as Vinayaka Chaviti (Ganesh Chaturthi) every year. Everyone worships him and Lord Ganesh blesses them with whatever they wish. On this day, people worship Lord Ganesh by serving different prashadams. One day Lord Ganesh (Vinayaka) ate all the Prashadams of people and Ganesh stomach became full, with that only Lord Ganesh started to bow his parents but he could. By seeing all this, the Moon on the Shivas head started laughing. Goddess Parvati gets anger and cursed the Moon by saying that whoever sees your face will suffer from blames from others without their fault. With regret Moon requests her to withdraw her curse. Then Goddess Parvati says this curse will be applicable only on Vinayaka Chaviti (Ganesh Chaturthi) but not all days. Adding to this, she says whoever worships Vinayaka on Vinayaka Chaviti (Ganesh Chaturthi) and places the akshatas on their head will be exempted from this curse.
THE STORY OF LORD KRISHNA
One day lord Krishna forgets about vinayaka chevati (Ganesh Chaturthi) and he doesn’t celebrate it. He takes a pot which is filled with oil and unfortunately he sees the moon and then he faced a problem from satrajit.
A person named SATRAJIT visits Sri Krishna (king) court and shows SAMANTAKA MANI which gives 7kgs of gold per day. After watching this samantaka mani lord Krishna asks satrajit to give it to him and he also said that he will use it for the welfare of people. But, satrajit refuses it and he went away. After few days Satrajit gave this Samantaka Mani to his elder brother named prasena. prasena went to forest for hunting. Looking towards samantaka mani a lion think that it is for meat and attacks prasena and kills him. Later a bear find this samantaka mani and take this to his cave and tied it to a cradle. As prasena doesn’t return to home the next day satrajit blames tha Krishna kills his brother prasena for samantaka mani.
Listening these blames Krishna came to know that this is happened due to the looking reflection of moon in oil on vinayaka chevithi (Ganesh Chaturthi). And lord krishna decided to make him free from this blame and he went to forest in searching of prasena.
In the forest after sometime lord Krishna find the dead body of prasena and he also observe some foot steps and he followed the foot steps and he finally he reaches the cave where the samtkamani is being kept by the bear.after watching the samtkamani lord Krishna enter inside the cave and then the daughter of the bear start crying. Then the war takes place between lord Krishna and the bear for nearly 28 days. On 28th day the bear completely looses its energy and finally realizes that lord krishna is none other than that RAMA and the bear is none other than JAMBAVANTHA ( who is the king of bears). Jambavantha is the aide of lord rama in tretayugam. Jambavantha along with samtkamani also give his daughter named jambavati and he request lord Krishna to accept jambavati as his wife.lord Krishna accepts and return back to dwarka and narrates the whole story to satrajit.
After listening this satrajit appreciates lord Krishna and gave him samtkamani and also offered him to marry her daughter satyabhama.As lord Krishna is a great king he came to now his mistake and as he is having lot of powers he easily came out from this blame. But, for a ordinary people like us it is highly impossible to get rid of these blames. lord Krishna pleased by all prayers of the people to show them a way to overcome the blame in case of looking at moon on vinayaka cheviti (Ganesh Chaturthi) and lord Krishna says that one who celebrates ganesh chaturthi (vinayaka cheviti) ie., one who listens the story of lord ganesh (Vinayaka) and put some Akshintulu on their head when going outside are free from the curse if they see the moon accidently otherwise they will suffer many problems.