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In pics |Ganesh Chaturthi 2020: The story of Lord Ganesha and the snake

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, let's know the story behind why the idols of Ganesha depicts a snake tied around his waist.

August 23, 2020 / 02:23 PM IST
Lord Ganesha, now worshipped first among all Gods, was known for his love for food. Naturally, on Ganesh Chaturthi, Goddess Parvati offered many sweetmeats to her son. (Image: News18 Creative)
Lord Ganesha, now worshipped first among all Gods, was known for his love for food. Naturally, on Ganesh Chaturthi, Goddess Parvati offered many sweetmeats to her son. (Image: News18 Creative)
Of these assorted sweets, the modak was Ganesha’s favourite. (Image: News18 Creative)
Of these assorted sweets, the modak was Ganesha’s favourite. (Image: News18 Creative)
He had so many modaks once that his big tummy swelled and he could barely keep all of the sweets in. (Image: News18 Creative)
He had so many modaks once that his big tummy swelled and he could barely keep all of the sweets in. (Image: News18 Creative)
Come nightfall, he decided to return home on his vaahan, Mooshak the mouse. (Image: News18 Creative)
Come nightfall, he decided to return home on his vaahan, Mooshak the mouse. (Image: News18 Creative)
On the way, Mooshak saw a snake lying across the road and jumped in fright. And Lord Ganesha toppled off his back. (Image: News18 Creative)
On the way, Mooshak saw a snake lying across the road and jumped in fright. And Lord Ganesha toppled off his back. (Image: News18 Creative)
As he fell to the ground, his tummy burst open and all the sweets rolled out. (Image: News18 Creative)
As he fell to the ground, his tummy burst open and all the sweets rolled out. (Image: News18 Creative)
The snake burst out laughing at his sorry plight. (Image: News18 Creative)
The snake burst out laughing at his sorry plight. (Image: News18 Creative)
Lord Ganesha got up, put all the spilled sweets back into his tummy… (Image: News18 Creative)
Lord Ganesha got up, put all the spilled sweets back into his tummy… (Image: News18 Creative)
…and use the snake as a belt to tie his tummy up. (Image: News18 Creative)
…and used the snake as a belt to tie his tummy up. (Image: News18 Creative)
With all the modaks tucked back in, Lord Ganesha was happy to go home. (Image: News18 Creative)
With all the modaks tucked back in, Lord Ganesha was happy to go home. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Aug 23, 2020 02:22 pm

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