Lord Ganesha's stories are lapped up by children of all ages. In mythology, He is known as the God of new beginnings and he is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. He is considered the remover of all obstacles. He is the God of intellect, good luck.
Lord Ganesha is also known as the Elephant God, Ganapati. He has a large belly, four hands, and an elephant’s head. There are so many anecdotes and tales in Hindu mythology that tells about Lord Ganapati and imparts great life lessons for everyone, particularly the growing children who should learn those values from God like being resourceful, being a good listener, respecting parents, being dutiful, being humble and respectful.
We have curated a list of the top 8 Ganpati books for children. Here is a list of the titles along with a brief description of each book for you to decide as per your child’s interest and liking.
This book is a collection of Hindu folktales for kids 10 and above and features stories about Lord Ganesha, who is easily recognized because of his elephant head. The author introduces the stories by recalling her own introduction to Ganesha and goes on to express a mythological context for the tales. The interesting pen-and-ink illustrations make it a delight to read for children.
This book will be enjoyed by kids between 7-10 years of age. This book is filled with lots of fun stories about Lord Ganesha. For eg. how Lord Ganesha swallowed Vishnu, Brahma, and Lakshmi in one big gulp and many more interesting stories.
Elephant Prince tells the story of a remarkable bond between a mother and her son, a remorseful god, a generous elephant, and the boy who became Ganesh. Not just this but this book also tells us the story of how Lord Ganesh got the head of an elephant.
This book is ideal for kids 6 and above. It is a must-have in your festive collection for kids. The story has been beautifully narrated and presented through wonderful illustrations. It’s written in a manner which simplifies festivals in a way the kids can relate to and find interesting.
This book is ideal for 3-7-year-olds. Through this book, you can explain interesting stories about Lord Ganesha and his antics to your child. This book is sur to keep the young minds occupied with the narrative by Sourav Dutta and illustrations by Rajesh Nagulakonda.
If you are looking for a book which will not just entertain but also work as a vocabulary enhancer, then this is the book for your child! The stories in this book will help improve your child’s hold of the English language with carefully chosen words and their meanings explained inside the book. An easy and fun way to introduce your kids to the fun stories of Lord Ganesha.
This book has all the answers to the curious questions that a child asks about Lord Ganesha. For eg. How did Ganesha get an elephant’s head? Why is His right tusk broken? How did Mushaka, the little mouse, become the portly God’s chariot? And who is Ganesha’s wife? Read this book along with your child and have a great time reading and learning about Lord Ganesha.
This book is Ideal for kids aged 4 and above. The children will have a great laugh when they read about how Lord Ganesha goes to a party and eats his way through all the food, the plates, and even the palace, to finally humble the pride and arrogance of Kubera. This story is about what happens when you challenge the mighty Ganesha. Could pride win the battle against the Supreme Lord? Read this book to find out how Lord Ganesha teaches Lord Kubera a lesson with his gastronomic skills!
We hope you have a rollicking time reading these books about Lord Ganesha. May these festivities bring lots of joy, prosperity, good health & lots of books in all our lives!
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