Lord Ganesha is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon; his name was repeated first before any kind of worship is begun. He is the god of power and wisdom, while he is popularly considered to be the son of Shiva and parvati.
Ganesha chaturthi is one of the most important festivals that celebrated on the birthday of Ganesha. One day, goddess, parvati, the wife of lord Shiva was getting for her bath and needed someone to guard his chamber. Therefore, she created the figure of beautiful young boy from the sandalwood from her body and trusted him to guarding the door.
While she was away, god Shiva returned and was surprised to find a little boy standing at the entrance to his wife’s chamber, he replied that I have the right to enter my wife’s chamber. But he doesn’t move and stood his ground. When he knowing that this was his own son who was quick anger grew enraged not to be disobeyed he cut off the boy’s head.
Goddess parvati returning back from the bath and saw her son lying dead. She was filled with sorrow and anger. Seeing this lord Shiva saying his guards to fetch the head of first beat that they saw. The man rushed and came upon an elephant. They immediately took the head and who quickly at the body if the slain boy and gave him life once again.