Lord Ganesha is presented in the Puranas as a courageous and wonderful warrior. Ganesha's warrior version is often recognised as Veera Ganesha. There are numerous tales in religious scriptures that recognise cases involving Ganesha's warrior version.
In accordance with the Shiva Purana, Deity was conceived with excellent adeptness. Goddess Parvati once unearthed that she possessed no personnel to safeguard her domicile. As an outcome, she molded a baby from the turmeric dough she was using to thoroughly clean herself. Ganesha was brought into the world after the goddess breathed new life into the sculpture. She assigned the honorable child to shield the entry and keep everyone else out. He conformed with her guidelines. When Lord Shiva tried to gain access subsequently, he unearthed that Lord Ganesha was attempting to prevent him from attempting to enter his own residence. Lord attempted to convince the child, but his attempts were pointless. Shiva then deployed his heavenly soldiers (Ganas) to fight Lord Ganesha, however they were unable to subdue the child. Once Parvati discovered the dispute, she endowed Lord Ganesha and requested him to do his job honestly. As a result, Ganesha challenged the ganas and stopped them from attempting to enter.
Lord Shiva was outraged and demanded that Lord Brahma cooperate in the issue. Ganesha, on the contrary, explicitly prohibited Brahma from trying to enter. Moreover, Lord Ganesha pulled Lord Brahma's beard and grossly insulted him. Brahma then proclaimed himself as a Brahmin and pleaded for forgiveness. The Goddess Parvati then decided to intervene and sorted out the problem. Lord Shiva later appeared and contested Ganesha. Shiva fought hard with the child. Nevertheless, the Lord ultimately beheaded Ganesha.
A whole other legend referenced in the Vamana Purana is that Lord Ganesha played a key role in the total annihilation of the Asuras or evil spirits. When Lord Shiva ended up going to pacify the evil spirit Andhakasura, Lord Ganesha battled a devil named Thunda, who was among Andhakasura's troops. Ganesha annihilated and defeated Thunda after quite a brutal battle. Later, Sukra, the wicked priest, compelled Andhakasura to resurrect the fallen asuras of the demon military. Lord Shiva entrusted the task of introducing Sukra before him to his child Ganesha. The elephant-headed Lord was later enveloped and confronted by the devilish military while performing his duties. Ganesha ended up fighting the evil spirits alone by himself. Lord Brahma subsequently sent Lord Indra to aid Ganesha, and they managed to bring Sukra to Shiva.
The myth of Lord Ganesha and Parashurama's prolonged battle is outlined in the Brahmanda Purana. Lord Parashurama traveled to Mount Kailash to see Lord Shiva one day. However, Lord Ganesha, who was constructed as a custodian of Goddess Parvati, deterred him from attempting to enter the residence. This frustrated Parashurama, and he began to battle Lord Ganesha. Lord Parashurama then decided to throw his ax at Ganesha. The elephant-headed deity seemed to be knowledgeable that the heavenly ax was handed down to him by his father, Lord Shiva; as a consequence, he let the ax sever one of his tusks. Goddess Parvati was angered once she learned that her elder son's tusk was amputated. Lord Shiva then pacified Parvati and managed to convince her not to hurt or kill Parashurama.
Q1. What is the symbolism presented by Lord Ganesha’s pot belly?
Ganesha's stomach appears to contain endless realms; this symbolizes Ganesha's capacity to swallow the universe's heartaches and safeguard the entire universe.
Q2. How many forms of Ganesha exist?
The Mudgala Purana, which is committed wholly to Lord Ganesha, acknowledges the Ashtavinayaka, or 8 Manifestations of Ganesha.
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