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Harish Johari & Vatsala Sperling Illustrated by Pieter Welteverde

For centuries Indian children have grown up hearing Ganesh's story - how his mother Parvati (an incarnation of the great mother goddess) created a small boy from sandalwood soap and commanded that he guard the palace against all intruders while she took her bath. How her husband Shiva (the fearsome god of destruction) didn't take kindly to being barred from his own home. How Shiva beheaded the boy during the cosmic war that followed but then when he realised that the balance of the entire universe was at stake brought the boy back to life by grafting an elephant's head onto his body and made him the people's intercessor against the powers of destruction. Ganesh's timeless story teaches children about the steadfast power of dedication to duty the awe-inspiring power of a mother's love for her child and the gentle power of compassion which holds the world together. Accompanied by rich colour illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu canon HOW GANESH GOT HIS ELEPHANT HEAD will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom. ¨ The story of one of the most beloved characters in Indian lore made accessible for Western children ages 6 to 9 ¨ Illustrated throughout with paintings from the classic Indian tradition

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  • Published : 27/10/2003
  • ISBN : 9781591430216
  • Format : Hardback
  • Imprint : Bear Cub Books
  • Size (mm): 216 X 279
  • Category: Childrens
  • Pages : 32
  • Edition :