Legend of Vinayaka Chaturthi:
According to the legend, according to the legend of Shri Ganesh Chaturthi fast, once Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati were sitting on the banks of river Narmada. There Mata Parvati asked Lord Shiva to play Chaupad to pass the time.
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Shiva agreed to play Chaupar, but the question arose in front of him, who would decide whether to win or lose in this game, then Lord Shiva collected some straws and made an effigy of it and honored him and said to the effigy- ‘ Son, we want to play quadruped, but there is no one to decide our victory or defeat, that’s why you tell us who lost and who won?’
After that the chaupad game of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati started. This game was played 3 times and incidentally Mata Parvati won all three times. After the game was over, the boy was asked to decide whether to win or lose, then that boy told Mahadev as the winner.
On hearing this, Mother Parvati became angry and in anger she cursed the child to be lame, lying in the mud. The child apologized to Mother Parvati and said that this has happened to me out of ignorance, I did not do this out of any malice.
On apologizing to the child, the mother said- ‘The serpent girls will come here for Ganesh worship, according to them, you fast on Ganesha, by doing this you will get me.’ Saying this Mata Parvati went to Mount Kailash with Shiva.
After a year, the snake girls came to that place, then after knowing the method of fasting of Shri Ganesha from the snake girls, that child fasted for 21 days continuously. Ganeshji was pleased with his reverence. He asked the boy to ask for the desired fruit.
On that the boy said- ‘O Vinayak! Give me so much strength that I can walk on my feet and reach Mount Kailash with my parents and they will be happy to see this.
Then by giving a boon to the child, Shri Ganesh became intrigued. After this the child reached Mount Kailash and narrated his story of reaching Mount Kailash to Lord Shiva.
From the day of Chaupar, Mother Parvati had turned away from Shiva, so when the goddess was angry, Lord Shiva also fasted for 21 days as per the child’s instructions. Due to the effect of this fast, the displeasure that Mata Parvati had for Lord Shiva came to an end.
Then Lord Shankar told this fasting method to Mother Parvati. Hearing this, the desire of Mother Parvati to meet her son Kartikeya also awakened in her mind. Then Mata Parvati also fasted for 21 days and worshiped Lord Ganesha with Durva, flowers and laddoos. On the 21st day of the fast, Kartikeya himself met Mata Parvati. From that day onwards, this fast of Shri Ganesh Chaturthi is considered to fulfill all the wishes. By observing this fast, a person gets all the comforts and facilities after getting rid of all the sufferings of the person. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on assumptions. Hindi does not confirm the same. Please contact the relevant expert before implementing them.)