Lord Ganesh Songs and Stories
The story of lord Ganesh
Lord Ganesh is the first son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Their second son being Lord Muruga.
Once there was a demon by the name Mooshikasuran. He got a boon from lord Brahma that he could be killed only by the son of lord Shiva. But lord Shiva was in the stomach of another demon(will tell the story later) and so the gods approached goddess Parvathi to give them a son who could win the demon. Also they told the condition in which a child should be born who would be able to kill the demon. Goddess Parvathi thinking about that made a doll out of sandal wood and by sprinkling the holy Ganga water gave life to that doll and thud lord Ganesh was formed. Then the gods informed lord Shiva about the demon and he came to meet goddess Parvathi. Goddess Parvathi asked lord Ganesh to stand as guard in her door and not to allow anyone. So when lord Shiva came lord Ganesh without knwing who had come prevented him from entering the house. Even after reuqesting he refused to allow lord Shiva this angered the lord and he cut of the head of lord Gnaesh with his trishul.
Only then goddess Parvathi came to know and she came and cried to lord Shiva. Lord Shiva consoled her and told that it is needed that their son be reborn to kill the demon because that was one of the condition. Then loed Shiva called his assistance and asked them to bring the head of the first life that they came accross. They came accross an elephant and so they got the head of the elephant and that was fixed to the body of lord Ganesh thus he became the elephant god