Definition of Ganesh

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Ganesha or Ganesh, is a Hindu God, son of Shiva and his wife Parvati.

Ganesha symbolizes wisdom and Intelligence, and is therfore very popular to children, but they call him Gannapatty.

Every morning, on the way to school, a lot of children pass by the small temples with Gannapatty, (Ganesha) and offers some flowers or likevise, as a gift, praying that Ganesh will make them bright and intelligent this day, so thay can remember and learn better.

Ganesha vachanam shrutva pranathaa

bhakti bhaavathah

Paprachchustham punah shaanthaa

gnyaanam broohi Gajaanana

Listening to the words of Ganesha,

with prayer and devotion,

we ask again...

Teach us the knowledge of peace, oh Gajanana!
(Ganesha Geetasara)

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ganesh. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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