Lord Ganesha was born on Shukla Chaturthi of Bhadrapada. Therefore, Ganeshotsav is celebrated by establishing Ganapati on this day. Let us know interesting things about the wives of Lord Ganesha known as Devi Riddhi and Siddhi.
Ganeshji has two wives named Riddhi and Siddhi, who are the daughters of Prajapati Vishwakarma and Manas Putri of Brahma ji.
Son and grandson of Ganesha
Ganesha had one son from each, ‘Kshem’ from Siddhi and ‘Labh’ from Riddhi. In folk tradition, these are called ‘Shubh Labh’. Shubh labh wives are Tushti and Pushti. Lord Ganeshji’s grandsons are Amod and Pramod. Santoshi Mata was called the daughter of Lord Ganesha.
Marriage of Riddhi – Siddhi
In mythology, the way Shiva-Parvati, Vishnu-Lakshmi, Ram-Sita marriage and Rukmani-Krishna marriage are famous and discussed as similarly the discussion of Ganeshji’s marriage is also found interestingly in all the Puranas.
Ganesha & Tulsi
According to the legend, once Ganeshji was doing penance when Tulsiji passed by, and was fascinated by seeing him. Tulsi wanted to marry Ganeshji but Ganeshji rejected her marriage proposal by calling her a celibate. Due to the rejection of the marriage proposal, Tulsiji got angry and cursed that he would have not one but two marriages. On this, Shri Ganesh also cursed Tulsi that she would be married to a demon. Therefore Tulsi is not used in the worship of Lord Ganesha.
The second story is that Lord Ganesha wanted to remain celibate because he was unhappy with his body. His belly was protruding, his face was like that of an elephant, hence no one wanted to marry him. Troubled by this, he started following celibacy. Angered by this, Lord Ganesha used to create obstacles wherever marriages were taking place so that the marriage could not take place. He felt that if his marriage could not take place, he would not allow anyone else to get married. Mouse vehicle also supported him in this work. The gods and goddesses were very upset with this habit of his. They went to Brahmaji with his problem. Then, with the help of Lord Brahma, two daughters, Riddhi and Siddhi, appeared. Both were manas putri of Lord Brahma.
Riddhi and Siddhi were students of Ganeshji
It is also said that Brahmaji had sent Riddhi and Siddhi to Ganeshji for education. Whenever any marriage proposal came before Ganeshji, both Riddhi and Siddhi would distract the attention of Ganeshji and his mouse because both of them wanted to marry him. One day Ganeshji started thinking that everyone got married, why should there be obstacles in only my marriage? When they came to know about the actions of Riddhi and Siddhi, they started cursing them, then Brahma arrived there and stopped Ganeshji from doing so and advised him to marry Riddhi and Siddhi. Then Ganeshji agreed. Ganeshji’s marriage took place with great pomp.
Riddhi – Siddhi worship
Along with Shri Ganesha, his two wives Riddhi-Siddhi, and his son Shubh-Labh are also worshipped. Riddhi is goddess of wisdom and prudence while Siddhi is goddess of success. Both the different lines of Swastika represent Riddhi-Sidhi, the wife of Lord Ganesha.
Mantras for Riddhi and Siddhi
- Ganesh Mantra- Om Gan Ganapataye Namah.
- Riddhi Mantra- Om Hemvarna Ya Riddhiye Namah:
- Siddhi Mantra- Om Sarvajna Nabhushita Ya Namah.
- Auspicious mantra- Om Purnaya Purnamada Ya Shubhaya Namah.
- Profit Mantra- Om Sau Bhagya Pradaya Dhan-dha Nyyukta Ya Labhay Namah.
By worshiping Riddhi – Siddhi with the following mantra, poverty, and unrest are destroyed. Happiness, prosperity, and peace reside in the house.
Meaning of Siddhi
The general meaning of the word Siddhi is success. Siddhi means being proficient in a particular task. Generally, the word Siddhi is understood to mean miracle or mystery, but according to Yoga, Siddhi means strength and breadth of senses. That is the development of the ability to see, hear, and understand.
Two types of Siddhis
There are two types of Siddhis, one is Para and the other is Apara. All types of goods, medium and low siddhis related to wealth are called ‘Apara Siddhi’. This is for Mumukshus. Apart from this, the useful achievements of experiencing the form are ‘Parasiddhis’ are worthy of Yogiraj.