Bangla Hunt Desk: In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is worshiped before doing any good deed. Lord Ganesha is called by many names including Bighnaharta, Siddhidata and Gajanan. The main reason for calling Gajanan is that even though the whole body of Lord Ganesha is like a human being, the head is like an elephant. And everyone knows why the head of Lord Ganesha is like an elephant. But do you know, where is the real head of Lord Ganesha?
You will be surprised to know that the real head of Lord Ganesha is still in a cave. It is said that Lord Shiva angrily beheaded Ganesha and left him in a cave. This cave is known as 'Patal Bhubaneswar'. There Lord Ganesha is also called Adi Ganesha. This cave was discovered by Adishankaracharya. The cave is located 14 km from Ganglihat in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
The head of Lord Ganesha in the cave was protected by Lord Mahadev himself. Just above the detached idol of Ganesha there is a rock in the shape of Brahma Kamal, which looks like 108 petals. From this Brahma Kamal a drop of water falls on the rocky head of Lord Ganesha. It is said that this Brahma Kamal was installed by Lord Shiva.