Siddhi and Riddhi – the wives of Hindu God Ganesha – The Story of How Ganesh Got Married?

In some Hindu cultures, Hindu God Ganesh is considered to be a bachelor. But there are some cultures in which he is a family man. Siddhi and Riddhi are the wives of Hindu God Ganesha. There is an interesting story which narrates how Ganesh Got Married. 

As Ganesha had an elephant-head no girl was ready to marry him. While all other gods had a consort he did not have one and this angered Ganesha. He started creating problems in the marriages of Devas (demigods). He asked rats to dig up holes on the path through which wedding procession of any Deva would go to the bride’s house. 

The Devas faced innumerable problems in their weddings. Fed up with the activities of Ganesha, the Devas complained to Brahma, who agreed to solve the problem. 

To please Ganesha, Brahma created two beautiful women named Riddhi (wealth and prosperity) and Siddhi (intellectual and spiritual powers). Brahma gave them in marriage to Ganesha. 

From that day onwards whoever pleases Ganesha also gets the blessings of Siddhi and Riddhi. 

Ganesha had two sons in Riddhi and Siddhi – Shubha (Auspiciousness) and Labha (Profit). 

Ganesha’s daughter is Santoshi Mata (Goddess of Satisfaction).

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Vikram is an experienced communications professional with over 17 years of expertise in growing, managing and defending leading brands’ reputation across industry sectors in traditional media and digital environments. With his strong background in media and integrated communications, he drives impactful communications strategies that contribute to a company’s strategic objectives. He has held key positions at Tata Housing, Adfactors PR, Sampark PR, The Resort and Indian Express Group. He also had his share of entrepreneurial experience of publishing and editing a maritime weekly – Shipping Today for over 7 years. Vikram has managed corporate, crisis and product PR and has actively interacted with almost every type of media across the length and breadth of our country. He has managed communications campaigns for large and mid-size companies in B2B & B2C space, across sectors such as Technology, Education, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Shipping, Logistics, Finance, Media etc. He has counseled at the highest levels as well as sorted things out at street level for top brands including Tata Housing, Aptech, 3i Infotech, Oracle Financial Services Software, BMC Software, Rolta India, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, Bharati Shipyard, Mumbai SEZ, Ybrant Digital and many more. Vikram enjoys wide industry recognition as an expert on emerging media technologies and public relations. Vikram writes extensively on PR, social media, marketing and branding. A prolific blogger since 2004; his blog, Vikypedia.in is India’s most read PR blog. Most notably he has also founded Indian PR Forum, India’s largest online forum of PR professionals. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge on PR and Social media through lectures at various communications institutes across India and by also speaking at various industry forums, events & seminars. Vikram holds a Master’s & Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communications. He has been honored with Y Imagine Excellence Award - “Best Young PR Professional of Year 2011” by Young India Communicators Forum (YICOF), Hyderabad, 5 individual awards at Tata Housing and 2 awards at The Resort for various communications related initiatives. His interests include his family, photography, travelling, of course, blogging. Vikram can be reached via email at pr .vikram@gmail.com or on social hubs like About.me, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Posted on September 2, 2010, in Articles on Ganesha, Ganesha Stories and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

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  2. mr kharvi,fantastic job u r doing. More than a job, it is a great service to all of us. Plkeep it up

  3. ridh i sidhirealy wife of ganeshji

  4. Wonderful piece of information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend Nandu , Hyderabad, I have read at least 7 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that I had been looking for, I’m already your RSS reader now and I would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a ton once again, Regards, hanuman chalisa

  5. Thankyou for giving more information for lord ganesh wife’ riddhi & siddhi

  6. thanku for all this information it helped me a lot to enhance my knowledge and complete my diwali break homework.
    thanks a lot and happy diwali.

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