Vinayagar Chathurthi
Start Date:   Sep 19, 12
End Date:   Sep 19, 12
Venue:   Vinayaka Chathrthi is the festival, dedicated to Lord Vinayaga.This is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. HE is worshipped first in any prayers and before commencing any new ventures.நகரத்தார்கள் எதை செய்தாலும் முதலில் பிள்ளையாரை வணங்கி பிள்ளையார் சுழி போட்டு ஆரம்பிப்பது வழக்கம் .
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Parvathi(Mother Godess) the wife of Lord Shiva, was thinking of taking bath but none of Her attendants were there. So, created a human figure from unguent and balm then with Her power, she gave life to the figure.

She advised that human figure to gaurd the door while she was taking bath. She also advised that figure not to allow anyone to enter the home. The figure accepted the same. While Parvathi was taking bath, Lord Shiva(Husband of Parvathi) after a long Meditation on Mountain Kailash,came to home.

He was astonished since a boy was standing infront of His home. When Lord Shiva was about to enter the home, the boy stopped Him. Outraged by the cheek of this stranger, Shiva cut off his head from the Body. Later, He came to know that the boy is Parvathi's Son. For fear of enraging his wife, Shiva ordered his ganas(attendants) to get him the head of the first living creature that they could find. But unfortunately, the Ganas saw an elephant first. Ganas as instructed, chopped the head of the elephant and brought it to Lord Shiva. Then He placed the same on Parvathi's head and gave him the life back.

Once Parvathi has took Her bath, came out of the home and she found a boy with an elephant head. She asked who is that boy(in tamil it is called as "pillai yaaru" means who is that boy"). From which Shiva named Parvathi's son as "Pillayar". she became intensely angry and grew ferocious and strong enough to destruct the world. Lord Shiva himself requested the highly aggressive Goddess Parvati to calm down. Not satisfied with it, Goddess Parvati asked that Lord Ganesha should be worshipped before all the other gods.