What are the different beliefs about the consorts of God GaneshaThe marital status of Ganesha varies widely in mythological stories and beliefs. In many scriptures, Ganesha is considered to be a 'brahmachari' (lifelong bachelor), one of the reasons being, that the celibacy is linked to the development of the spiritual power.
However, in the Ganesha Purana, the God Ganesha is shown to be flanked by Siddhi and Buddhi. Another school of thoughts associates God Ganesha with the concept of 'Buddhi' (intellect), 'Siddhi' (spiritual power) and 'Riddhi' (prosperity).
Yet another pattern associates God Ganesha with the Goddess of education and culture 'Sarasvati' and in north India on the day of the Diwali, God Ganesha is worshipped together with the Goddess of wealth and prosperity - 'Lakshmi'.
What the beliefs in the different parts of India in this regard?