Our Favorite 5 Ganesha Books for Kids
|   Sep 15, 2015
Our Favorite 5 Ganesha Books for Kids


Lord Ganesha is a Hindu God who is kids’ favorite for his unique Elephant head. We start everything auspicious with invoking his name. Ganesha is worshiped as the God who removes obstacles, brings good luck and success. Lord Ganesha is famous for his wisdom thus kids love to know more about him. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we have compiled a list of wonderful books that will delight and make an interesting read for the parents and children.

1.       The Broken Tusk: Stories of the Hindu God Ganesha

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Pages: 100 pages

Price: Rs. 960/-

Publisher: August House Pub Inc


Reading Level: This book is ideal for kids in the age group of 8 years and above.

The book has 17 different colorful and interesting stories about Lord Ganesha written in a simple language for children. It allows children to learn about Indian mythological figures. The book is full of entertainment with illustrations, pronunciation guide, glossary and a preface about Hindu mythology. At the end of every story, the author narrates one or two lines to relate it to modern times which help the kids to understand the story and a particular ritual related to it.


2.       Gods and Goddesses of India: Lord Ganesha

Author: O. P. Jha

Pages: 38 pages

Price: Rs. 30/-

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

Reading Level: This book is ideal for kids in the age group of 8 years and above.

The book is aimed to increase the knowledge of a child regarding the great Indian culture, beliefs and rituals. The book is written in easy children friendly language with simple and beautiful illustrations. The author talks about how faith in God makes one brave and self-confident; and God is always the encouraging force behind all our success.


3.       Lord Ganesha’s Feast of Laughter

Author: Meera Uberoi

Pages: 120 pages

Price: Rs. 143/-

Publisher: Penguin India


Reading Level: This book is ideal for kids 8 years and above.

The book is a wonderful collection of 23 short stories about Lord Ganesha. The author talks about the God’s acquisition of an elephant head, his intelligence of going around the world for a race, his curse on the moon, various myths, and legends depicting his role as the remover of obstacles and his legendary wit and wisdom. The book is written like the scenes of a movie with entertaining dialogues. Kids would enjoy reading this book.


4.       The Elephant Prince: The story of Ganesh

Author: Amy Novesky

Pages: 30 pages

Price: Rs. 740/-

Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group


Reading Level: This book is ideal for kids in the age group of 4 to 8 years.

The story of the book is set in the Himalayas. This is the story of a remorseful god and a remarkable bond between him and his mother. A beautiful piece of art, and images are detailed enough to keep a child’s eye. The kids get attracted to its stunning water color artwork with gold leaf highlights.


5.       99 thoughts on Ganesha

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Pages: 240 pages

Price: Rs. 179/-

Publisher: Jaico Books


Reading Level: This book is ideal for kids in the age group of 10 years and above.

This book gives great insight about Lord Ganesha. The author talks about Ganesh’s birth, family and his various Representations. He also discusses several stories and symbols that surround Ganesha. The author also talks about famous temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, festivals we celebrate in reverence to the God, the Rituals and the significance of these rituals.  The book also covers 32 forms of Ganesha, the description of AshtaVinayak, and how the Lord Ganesha is worshiped in different parts of the world.

The book is crisp, precise and to the point to make the reading enjoyable.


So let your kids read and gain insight about the Lord Ganesha. Happy Reading!!!

Watch these animated movies with your Kids on Ganesha Chaturthi to make it more memorable.

Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!

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