Believing in me is up to you..............
Story of Lord Ganesh......
A long long time ago when Lord Shiva, was away
fighting for the gods, the lady of the house, goddess
Parvathi was alone at home. On one occasion,
she needed someone to guard the house when
she was going for a bath. Unable to think of an
alternative, she used her powers to create a son, Ganesh.
She instructed Ganesh to keep strict vigil on the entrance
to the house and not to allow anyone into the house.
Ganesh agreed and stayed on the strictest of strict vigils.
In the meantime Lord Shiva returned happy after a glorious
victory for the gods, only to be stopped at the entrance by
Ganesh.Ganesh, acting on Parvathi's orders verbatim,
did not allow Shiva to enter the house. Lord Shiva was
enraged beyond control and in a fit of rage slashed the
head of Ganesh. In the meantime Paravti came out from
her bath and was aghast at the scene. She was very
very angry at her lordship for what had happened and
explained him the situation.
Lord Shiva wanted to make it up to Parvathi very
badly and agreed to put life back into Ganesha by
putting the head of the first sleepingliving creature
that came in sight which was sleeping with its head
to the north. He sent his soldiers to go in search
of the creature. The first creature which came in
sight was an elephant. So Lord Shiva re-created his son
with the head of the elephant. Hence the trunk of Lord Ganesha.
Parvathi was still not totally happy with the deal and
wanted more. Then Shiva granted Ganesha a boon that
before beginning of any undertaking or task people
would worship Lord Ganesh. Thus the reason for worship
of ganesha before start of any work.