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After creating this form , Ganapati asked him to worship Lord Shiva and taught him the mantra "Satarudriya" , he recited "Satarudriya hundred times and Lord Shiva Got pleased with him and asked him to choose any boon he liked .

This man asked a boon that half of his opponents power in the battle will be united with himself and his arrows will make the opponents missiles and weapons futile. Lord Shiva granted the boon after thinking and said "Bhanda-Bhanda".

And this man created by Citrakarma is came to be known as Bhandasura. Since Bhandasura was borned from the fire of anger of Rudra he became Danava of dreadful nature.

Sukracharya crowned Bhandasura and He presented him an umbrella formerly made by Brahma. himself. People seated in its shade were never affected by even crores of missiles. Alo given him bow named Vijaya and a conch called 'the killer of enemies.

Bhandasura was very keen on worshiping Lord Shiva and conducted all vedic activites for sixty thousnd years. After that time has passed. And after seeing the increasing power of Bhandasura over Indra Lord Vishnu created Maya (Mohini) and asked her to reside inside Bhandasura. After that Bhandasura got possessed by Maya , he forgot the Vedas and lord Siva too and forsook Yajnas and other auspicious rites.

Then Sage Narada went to Indra and said to him that if Bhandasura was liberated from Maya of Lord Vishnu ,he will burn all the three worlds like fire and its necessary to kill that demon. This task can only be carried out with the Adi ParaShakti ParaShakti ( Supreme Goddess , Lalita)( Supreme Goddess , Lalita) . Indra then went to Himalaya and praised Lalita with Hymns along with great worship. Adi Parashakti manifested as goddess Lalita and married Kameshwara (Lord Shiva)(Shiva+Shakti always together).

Lord GaneshaLord Ganesha destroying "Jayayantra" and killing "Gajasura"

So according to Brahmanda Purana Goddess Lalita granted the this boon of right of worshipped before the worship of all other deities to Lord Ganesha. The whole interesting story is in between chapter 11 to 30 of Lalita-mahatmya of Brahmanda Purana.


This post also provides some insight about why we worship Ganesha before starting any auspicious work , Venture ,Puja etc. i.e. to remove obstacles coming in the way of that work and to get blessings of Ganesha about growth and prosperity in the same.

After creating this form , Ganapati asked him to worship Lord Shiva and taught him the mantra "Satarudriya" , he recited "Satarudriya hundred times and Lord Shiva Got pleased with him and asked him to choose any boon he liked .

This man asked a boon that half of his opponents power in the battle will be united with himself and his arrows will make the opponents missiles and weapons futile. Lord Shiva granted the boon after thinking and said "Bhanda-Bhanda".

And this man created by Citrakarma is came to be known as Bhandasura. Since Bhandasura was borned from the fire of anger of Rudra he became Danava of dreadful nature.

Sukracharya crowned Bhandasura and He presented him an umbrella formerly made by Brahma. himself. People seated in its shade were never affected by even crores of missiles. Alo given him bow named Vijaya and a conch called 'the killer of enemies.

Bhandasura was very keen on worshiping Lord Shiva and conducted all vedic activites for sixty thousnd years. After that time has passed. And after seeing the increasing power of Bhandasura over Indra Lord Vishnu created Maya (Mohini) and asked her to reside inside Bhandasura. After that Bhandasura got possessed by Maya , he forgot the Vedas and lord Siva too and forsook Yajnas and other auspicious rites.

Then Sage Narada went to Indra and said to him that if Bhandasura was liberated from Maya of Lord Vishnu ,he will burn all the three worlds like fire and its necessary to kill that demon. This task can only be carried out with the Adi ParaShakti ( Supreme Goddess , Lalita) . Indra then went to Himalaya and praised Lalita with Hymns along with great worship. Adi Parashakti manifested as goddess Lalita and married Kameshwara (Lord Shiva)(Shiva+Shakti always together).

Lord Ganesha destroying "Jayayantra" and killing "Gajasura"

So according to Brahmanda Purana Goddess Lalita granted the this boon of right of worshipped before the worship of all other deities to Lord Ganesha. The whole interesting story is in between chapter 11 to 30 of Lalita-mahatmya of Brahmanda Purana.

After creating this form , Ganapati asked him to worship Lord Shiva and taught him the mantra "Satarudriya" , he recited "Satarudriya hundred times and Lord Shiva Got pleased with him and asked him to choose any boon he liked .

This man asked a boon that half of his opponents power in the battle will be united with himself and his arrows will make the opponents missiles and weapons futile. Lord Shiva granted the boon after thinking and said "Bhanda-Bhanda".

And this man created by Citrakarma is came to be known as Bhandasura. Since Bhandasura was borned from the fire of anger of Rudra he became Danava of dreadful nature.

Sukracharya crowned Bhandasura and He presented him an umbrella formerly made by Brahma. himself. People seated in its shade were never affected by even crores of missiles. Alo given him bow named Vijaya and a conch called 'the killer of enemies.

Bhandasura was very keen on worshiping Lord Shiva and conducted all vedic activites for sixty thousnd years. After that time has passed. And after seeing the increasing power of Bhandasura over Indra Lord Vishnu created Maya (Mohini) and asked her to reside inside Bhandasura. After that Bhandasura got possessed by Maya , he forgot the Vedas and lord Siva too and forsook Yajnas and other auspicious rites.

Then Sage Narada went to Indra and said to him that if Bhandasura was liberated from Maya of Lord Vishnu ,he will burn all the three worlds like fire and its necessary to kill that demon. This task can only be carried out with the Adi ParaShakti ( Supreme Goddess , Lalita) . Indra then went to Himalaya and praised Lalita with Hymns along with great worship. Adi Parashakti manifested as goddess Lalita and married Kameshwara (Lord Shiva)(Shiva+Shakti always together).

Lord Ganesha destroying "Jayayantra" and killing "Gajasura"

So according to Brahmanda Purana Goddess Lalita granted the this boon of right of worshipped before the worship of all other deities to Lord Ganesha. The whole interesting story is in between chapter 11 to 30 of Lalita-mahatmya of Brahmanda Purana.


This post also provides some insight about why we worship Ganesha before starting any auspicious work , Venture ,Puja etc. i.e. to remove obstacles coming in the way of that work and to get blessings of Ganesha about growth and prosperity in the same.

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Why is Lord Ganesha Worshipped first before any Puja?

An another interesting account of how Ganesha got the right of being worshipped before all other deities comes from Brahmanda Purana- Vol. 4 -Uttar Bhaga - Lalita-mahatmya -Chapter - Twenty Seven - The Exploits of Gananatha.

According to Brahmanda purana story this is the boon given to Ganesha by goddess Lalita in her fight with Asura Bhanda and Lord Ganesha destroyed great yantra called "Jayavighnain"and an asura called "Gajasura".In this battle goddess Lalita slained Bhandasura. Lalita-mahatmya of Brahmanda Purana is a dialog between Sage Agastya and Hayagriva.



Brief account of the Story -:

We all know the story of Lord Shiva burning Kamdeva or Madana. The Brahmanda purana story tells us that after Lord Shiva's burning of kamadeva Citrakarma, the lord of Ganas created a man of wonderful form from the ashes of Kamadeva.

  1. On seeing the ashes of the Cupid, Citrakarma, the lord of Ganas , made a man of wonderful form by means of those ashes.(Chapter 11- Verse 30)

After creating this form , Ganapati asked him to worship Lord Shiva and taught him the mantra "Satarudriya" , he recited "Satarudriya hundred times and Lord Shiva Got pleased with him and asked him to choose any boon he liked .

This man asked a boon that half of his opponents power in the battle will be united with himself and his arrows will make the opponents missiles and weapons futile. Lord Shiva granted the boon after thinking and said "Bhanda-Bhanda".

And this man created by Citrakarma is came to be known as Bhandasura. Since Bhandasura was borned from the fire of anger of Rudra he became Danava of dreadful nature.

Sukracharya crowned Bhandasura and He presented him an umbrella formerly made by Brahma. himself. People seated in its shade were never affected by even crores of missiles. Alo given him bow named Vijaya and a conch called 'the killer of enemies.

Bhandasura was very keen on worshiping Lord Shiva and conducted all vedic activites for sixty thousnd years. After that time has passed. And after seeing the increasing power of Bhandasura over Indra Lord Vishnu created Maya (Mohini) and asked her to reside inside Bhandasura. After that Bhandasura got possessed by Maya , he forgot the Vedas and lord Siva too and forsook Yajnas and other auspicious rites.

Then Sage Narada went to Indra and said to him that if Bhandasura was liberated from Maya of Lord Vishnu ,he will burn all the three worlds like fire and its necessary to kill that demon. This task can only be carried out with the Adi ParaShakti ( Supreme Goddess , Lalita) . Indra then went to Himalaya and praised Lalita with Hymns along with great worship. Adi Parashakti manifested as goddess Lalita and married Kameshwara (Lord Shiva)(Shiva+Shakti always together).

A fierce battle was raised between goddess Lalita and Bhandasura along with all gods and demons.


Devi Lalita Creating Lord Ganesha from her smile

68 In the mass of lustre of her smile, a certain god became visible. His face had the features of an elephant. Ichor was oozing from the middle of his temple.


Lord Ganesha destroying "Jayayantra" and killing "Gajasura"

77-82 The elephant-faced lord, with unimpeded vigorous roar issuing forth from his throat, had in the night destroyed the Jayayantra created by him. On hearing this news, Bhanda became greatly agitated. That elephant-faced lord created numerous other elephantfaced heroes similar to himself in features.

98 Then (Visukra ) became highly furious. Standing in front of his army, he sent a Gajasura (An Asura in the form of an elephant) against the lord.

101 Alone and single-handed that leader ofheroes with a mouse for his vehicle moved about (in the battle-field) and smashed Gajasura along with his seven Aukshani of soldiers.


And then Devi Lalita pleased with Lord Ganeshas bravery in battle gave him the boon.

Lalita devi giving boon to Lord Ganesha to be worshiped first.

102 After Gajasura had been killed and Visukra had fled , Mahaganapati went to the presence of Lalita from the battlefield.

104 Highly pleased the great queen granted the following boon to Ganapati viz. : the right of being worshipped before the worship of all other deities.


So according to Brahmanda Purana Goddess Lalita granted the this boon of right of worshipped before the worship of all other deities to Lord Ganesha. The whole interesting story is in between chapter 11 to 30 of Lalita-mahatmya of Brahmanda Purana.