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Amma, Tell Me About Ganesha


Written by Bhakti Mathur  |  Illustrated by Maulshree Somani

Ganesha’s birthday is celebrated
With fun and lots of fanfare.
His idols are placed on the rolling seas
With ardent prayer and gentle care.

Ganesha, loved by all,
Is the son of Shiva and Parvati.
This is the story of his birth and how
His elephant head came to be.

The remover of obstacles, deva of wisdom and patron of letters, learning, arts, and sciences, Ganesha is a major deity in the Hindu pantheon, and his legends have lessons and morals which are still relevant today. This book relates stories about the birth of Ganesha and how he came to have his elephant head.