Ganesha Festival by knowing the Story, Videos, FAQs and activity sheets for kids
Ganpati bappa morya. It's time to know why we celebrate Ganesha festival in Hiveparenting style to make kids more enthusiastic in the festival of happiness..
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Lord Ganesha is very unique and king of all Gana''s and Sky. Most of us already know Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman are most famous gods on this universe.
Its important to teach our children the our culture, our beliefs, significance of each festival we celebrate and story of each such festival like lorad Ganesha and many other.
We have compiled a list for parents which we feel comes handy to explain and enagage children during Ganesha festival.. add true meaning to the celebrations we do...
In this Ganesha article contains below..
1.Story on Ganesha
2.FAQ on Ganesha festival
3.Making different Ganesha at home
4.Activity sheets of Ganesha for downloading
The Story of Lord Ganesha
One day, Goddess Parvathi, the wife of Lord Shiva, was getting ready for her bath and needed someone to guard her chamber.
Therefore she made a beautiful, young boy (lord Ganesha)from the sandalwood from her body.She gave him life by sprinkling the Holy Ganges water on him and entrusted him with guarding the door.
While she was away, Lord Shiva returned and was surprised to find a little boy standing at the entrance to his wife’s chamber. When he tried to enter, the boy blocked his path.
“Who are you and why are you blocking my path?" demanded Lord Shiva.
“No one enters my mother’s chamber", declared the boy(Lord Ganesha) boldly.
Take back, Lord Shiva replied, “Step away; I have the right to enter my wife’s chamber."
But the young and courageous boy(Lord Ganesha) did not move but stood his ground.Not knowing that this was his own son, Lord Shiva who was quick to anger grew nenraged. Not used to be disobeyed he cut off the boy’s(Lord Ganesha) head.
Goddess Parvathi on returning from her bath saw her son lying dead and was novercome with grief. She was filled with both anger and sorrow.
Seeing this Lord Shiva sent his soldiers to fetch the head of the first beast that they saw. The men rushed and finally came upon an elephant.
They immediately took the head to Lord Shiva, who quickly attached it onto the body of the slain boy and gave him life once again.
To further appease his grief-stricken wife he promised that her son would be worshipped first, before all other Gods.
Even today at the entrance of all temples one would find the idol of the elephant-headed God, Lord Ganesha.
FAQs on Ganesha ?
Question 1: Why should we pray Ganesha at first one at every Pooja?
Answer: Ganesha is god of all 8 Ganas. Since he leader of 8 Gana''s without his permission no god or goddess can reach to Pooja place. So we pray to Ganesha before every Pooja to allow Pooja to happen with no difficulities.
Question 2: Why Shiva got elephant's head not tiger or lion?
Answer: The elephant called Gajasura, who was great devotee of Lord Shiva voluntarily sacrificed his head. Gajasura was most Satthvika elephant, so Shiva choose Gajasura. And generally tiger and lion are Cruel in nature. No father would want his son to be cruel.
Question 3: Is Ganesha, lord of wisdom?
Answer:Yes Ganesha is lord of wisdom. With Siddhirnand Budhi, Ganesha is called Maha Ganpathi
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How to make Ganesha at home
With you child try making Ganesha at Home. Below video links demonstrates how to make you own Ganesha using lay, Play Dough and leaves.. Have fun...
1.How to make Ganesha using Green Leaves
2.How to make Ganesha using Play Dough
3. How to make Ganesha using Clay
Activity sheets for downloading
You child may want to explore more with Ganesha.. so here are some coloring sheets to let him some fun ...
Download these activity sheets for making this festival fun..