• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

My Story of Ganesh

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

My Story of Ganesh "Rishi, Rishi," my mum shouted, "get in the shower!" My mum had just woke me up from a dream I was deeply into. It was where an illusionist conjured unbelievable tricks and stunts that I had never seen before and I was one of the willing volunteers chosen to go on stage to be his apprentice. I don't know what happened next, due to the fact that I was disturbed. Anyways, on that fine day I learnt a small background about my culture which will remain at the back of my mind for some time to come. I acquired a story about one of the most eminent Hindu gods' notable, Ganesh. ...read more.

Middle

I asked her why this god in particular had a different form compared to all the other gods. She began telling me the legend story of Ganesh. She started off by saying that he lived in India long, long ago and that some people believe that he is still alive because he is considered by the Hindus as one of the immortals. As she crunched on her cornflakes at the table she told me his story. Ganesh was created when a goddess named Parvati supposedly made him out of clay and changed him into human form with the powers Parvati had. Ganesh was created when Parvati's husband, Lord Shiva 'The God of Death' was away at war. ...read more.

Conclusion

Shiva swore that he would cut off the head of the first animal he came across and he would place that head on Ganesh's body. Shiva then went out into the jungle and the first animal he came across was an elephant. He took the head of that elephant and placed it on Ganesh's body and Parvati was of somewhat happy. "That was how he got an elephant's head and a body of a human," my mum concluded. After I heard this story I went to do some research and I found that they were many different versions and stories of why he had an elephant head and each of them were very interesting. This is my version of the story I like best! ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. A War Story

    face all sorts of risks" "But she'll be with me and Hassan treats her like his big sister" Ammi took a minute to think about it while I pondered, was this the right thing for me to do? It was true that being reunited after such a long time would

  2. A War Story.

    I reached out and gave her the same hug that Tariq had just given her and advised her to calm down. This was a daily pastime for our small incomplete family. Ammi at the mosque; me remembering the terrors; Tariq calming me down and me transferring that love to Ammi.

  1. English Story

    The sun beamed through the window at the bottom of the stairs, her left hand grabbed the wooden banister. As her left foot descended onto the first step, her right foot followed, sinking deeply into the soft beige carpet. Slowly and carefully, she slid her hand down and her body

  2. War Story

    I'll see you there." The week quickly passed and it soon came to Saturday morning. I kissed my mother goodbye. I wasn't going to see her familiar face until the war until the war was over. "Please be back soon," she said, as a tear rolled down her cheek.

  1. My Holocaust Story

    A man in his thirties I guess came running from the buildings with a wild ragged look on his face. I thought he would run to us and beg for food or medicine or something. Instead he carried on towards the fence and with an almighty yell and a sharp crack of electricity he was gone.

  2. Short Story.

    Dave picked a fully automatic machine gun. Dave said " This one. What happens if you get shot with one these? Steven said, " It just stings and give you a bruise. Steven picked up two semi automatic pistols. He aimed it at Dave. Then pulled the trigger it click and nothing came out.

  1. A brief story about traveling in China.

    It's amazing how many people are going there. One bus is following another and then you just see the crowd rushing out and get lead into the halls of interest by a guide with a little colored flag. Afterwards I want say, that the outside looked more impressive then the inside with the warriors.

  2. Detective Story

    Corbett picked up the box from the floor and opened it. Inside was a gleaming Heckler and Koch G-38.9 12 shot handgun, inside a black leather holster. Underneath the holstered gun was some ammunition, which Corbett slotted into the gun.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work