I have heared from somewhere that Lord Ganesha was created from the feculence/ turmeric of Goddess Parvati' body while bathing for protection of herself. Is it true? if yes, how is it really possible ? Also, then how Lord Shiva is considered as the father of Lord Ganesha?

So can anybody tell me "convincible" birth story of the Lord Ganesha for clarifying above doubt ?

  • You can't find a single story for birth of Ganesha.. Because Lord Ganesha manifests himself in different ways in different kalpas... Thus there are different stories...
    – Tezz
    Apr 21, 2016 at 13:04
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    When Shiva beheaded Ganesha, Shiva transformed his male energy via Trishul to Ganesha. Thus this kid is both son of Parvati (Prakriti) and Shiva (Purusha). Similarly, Shiva's seed (Purusha) travelled all this nature and was carried by different Goddess. Indeed Goddess and nature represents Adis Shakti or Amba and thus Kartikeya is son of both Shiva and Shakti.
    – The Destroyer
    Apr 21, 2016 at 13:08
  • Parvati did not make him from feculence. She made him from turmeric of her body. Apr 21, 2016 at 14:07
  • @Sree how is it possible?
    – sagar
    Apr 21, 2016 at 15:15


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