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My Story of Ganesh

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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.

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