Why is Gajanan worshiped on Poila Baishakh?

And a handful of days. The New Year is knocking on the doorstep of Bengalis. On this day, Lord Ganesha is worshiped in every house and business place of Bengal. Do you know why?

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BY A STAFF REPORTER: Baishakh means the first day of Bengali New Year. This day is called 'Poila Baishakh'.  On the first day of the New Year, Bengalis welcome the new year by worshiping Lord Ganesha. But why is Ganesh Puja celebrated on the first day of the year?

According to Hindu scriptures, Ganesha was the second son of Maheshwar and Goddess Parvati. Ganesha was engaged in guarding the bath of Mata Parvati. When Bhola Maheshwar tried to enter, Ganesh stopped him.


In this dispute, Lord Mahadev beheaded Ganesha with his trident. Later, after listening to Mata Parvati, the head of an elephant was placed on Ganesha's head. After the rebirth of Ganesha, Mother Parvati blessed Ganesha that Ganesha would be worshiped before everyone was worshiped in the Devkul. And besides, Ganesha is 'Vighnaharta'. That is, he keeps the fans away from all dangers. Ganesha is the supreme deity of intelligence, prosperity and good fortune. For these reasons, Gajanan is worshiped on the first day of the year to fulfill desires and prosperity of Sri.