HISTORY n HERITAGE :
Ganesh is the God of Knowledge , Prakriti Sanskriti Science medicine environment n ecology. Ganpati is a scribe too. Every aspect of Ganesh Chaturthi is not a waste but has scientific n medicinal value. It is a celebration of nature. Durva has medicinal value which we offer to the lord. His elephant head n human body is a connect vt human vt the bovine. He is made of earth symbolising our connect vt mother nature that is Gouri or Parvati . From mud we come in mud we go. His eyes r small signifying the discerning nature one should possess. His belly is big too signify prosperity. His pitamber is yellow signifying brightness. Red hibiscus signifies life blood. The rodent or rat at his feet that Ganpati has controlled this pest destroying our agriculture. Ganapati is a deity of forests agriculture. His canopy is the Matolli a showcase of fruits veges n roots of Shravan n Bhadrapad. its called Chavath or chaturthi coz it comes on the 4 th choutho dis of Bhadrapad. Khatkhatein mooganchyo gaathi r nutritious . Ganpati is a folk deity . In Goa one of the oldest historical idols of Ganpati dates to the Badami Chalukyan Kings of 7 th cent AD. but Ganesh was celebrated first by the Gawdas Kunbis n Velips. The beautiful Ganesh temple on Diwar was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1541 . it was built by the Kadamb kings . it was shifted to Khandepar n then to Khandola Marcel.Ganapati is a deity of luck auspicious and hence every wedding card has its icon . Ganapati is lordof people . Ganpati icon is in all Kadamb era temples. Ganapati is a gana meaning pple s lord pati . The Sukh karta dukh harta arti was written by swami ramdas in 1648 circa. Happy chavath to all
SAMESTANK CHAVATHICHI PARBI !!!
written by Prajal Sakhardande