THE STORY OF SHREE
GIRIJATMAJ FROM MYTHS
With the desire of having Vinayaka
as her son Parvati performed penance for 12 years
in the caves of Lenyadri. Ganapati was pleaced &
gave her the boon She wanted.
On one Bhadrapada Shudh Chaturthi,
Parvati scrapped the scraf from her body, mixed it
with oil & ointment & formed an idol of Ganesha.
She was performing pooja of that idol, suddenly that
idol become alive & told Parvati that as desired
by her he has taken Avatar in her house. On 11th day
he was named as Gunesh (Gunesh means person
who keeps three quantities Satva, Raja & Tama
under his control).Lord Shiva Shankar gave him the
boon that whosoever remembers Ganesha before starting
a work, will successfully complete the work.
Ganesha grew up for 15 years at Lenyadri.
Demon king Sindhu who knew that his death is in hand
of Hanesha, sent demons like Krur, Balasur, Vyomasur,
Kshemma, Kushal etc. to kill Ganesh on Lenyadri. Ganapati
also performed many bala leelas in this place. Hence,
Lenyadri is considered holy.
At the age of Six, Vishwakarma worshipped
Ganesha & endowed him with paasa (noose),
Parasu (axe), Ankush (hook), & Kamala (Lotus).
At the age of seven his Upanayana was performed
by Sages Gautama.
Parvati’s second name
is Girija, her Aatmaj means son Ganesh is therefore
called as Girijatmaj.