• In India lord Ganesh is worshipped as a bachelor in south india and in north india he worshipped with wives.


  • If lord ganesh is married then why he is worshipped as a bachelor ?
  • What is the reason for different way of worshipping ?
  • Of course he is married. You can find the story of marriage of Ganesh ji in Shiva Purana
    – Student
    Feb 11, 2017 at 21:35
  • @sv. i already attached the link that you given but it is about lord ganesh OTHER wives i am asking did he got married if yes then why some places he is worshipped as a bachelor
    – Sakthi
    Feb 12, 2017 at 2:31
  • @sv. please read the question completely and mention if it is a duplicate or not
    – Sakthi
    Feb 12, 2017 at 2:38
  • Your question title is little confusing. You can change to: "If Lord Ganesha is married then why is he worshipped as a bachelor?" Feb 12, 2017 at 3:03
  • @sv. correct i'll change it
    – Sakthi
    Feb 12, 2017 at 6:02

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this is because of different traditions of north and south india. on the contrary Skanda is considered as a Brahmachari in many northern places. But in reality both Ganesha and Skanda are married. These are regional/cultural differences.

  • thanks for answering it but dont refer to wikipedia it is not accurate and refer to more OFFICIAL SITES and we all are aware of different traditions but we are not worshipping lord hanuman as brahmachari but only lord ganesh and lord muruga(skanda) so WHAT CAUSED THE DIVERSION ?
    – Sakthi
    Feb 14, 2017 at 14:21
  • there are regional traditions in different places .. in north india Hanuman is brahmachari . In andhra there is a temple of Lord Hanuman with his wife Suvarchala. Same way in South india marrying to uncle's daughter is a common practice but not done in north india. Feb 14, 2017 at 14:51

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