Thursday, October 11, 2012


Dilip Patel who is a new CZT and it being customary under Hindu Life style to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha (the elephant  headed God) before embarking on any new activity he has challenged himself (and asked others to help) to complete 100 Zentangled Ganesha before December 31st.

From Dilip's blog here is the story of the elephant headed boy.

As a kid, Ganesha was a very brave and committed child. When his mother, Goddess Parvati, once wanted to go for her bath, she installed Ganesha to guard the home. Lord Shiva, Ganesha's father visited home at this point of time, only to find Ganesha not letting him in as per his mother's instructions. Also, both, father and son did not know/recognize each other, and hence a duel became inevitable. Coming back from the bath, Goddess Parvati was a wee bit late, and witnessed the father cutting off the head of the son.

Wailing Parvati ordered her husband to bring her son back to life by installing the first head that they could find facing north. An elephant facing north was sighted first, and hence the men sent for the task brought the head of the elephant!

Thank you for the fascinating tale from your culture Dilip.  For me this was a wonderful exercise and here is my contribution to you.