Dear Medha and Rohan
Wish you a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Ganesh Chaturthi, the birthday of Lord Ganesha, is celebrated every year in the telugu month of Bhadrapada on Chaturthi ( ie fourth day after the new moon ). This year it is coming on 7th September.
Ganesh was the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Originally he was a normal child. Accidently he is killed and the head gets separated from the body. Unable to see the grief of Parvati Shiva decides to bring the boy back to life. But he does not find the head of the boy instead he sees the head of a baby elephant nearby. Shiva fixes the head of the elephant to the boy’s body and breathes life into the boy. The result was that Ganesha had a head of an elephant and the body of a human being. Shiva blessed his son saying that whoever worships Him earnestly will not face problems and difficulties and will lead a happy and peaceful life.
Thus Ganesha became a remover of all obstacles. During any religious function first Ganesha is worshipped. Ganesha is also called Vinayaka, Vigneshwara, Vakratunda, Ganapati, Gajanana etc. Everyday students like you should worship him and seek his blessings as you prepare for another day in school.
Ganesh Chaturthi is an important festival for us. It has a special significance to students like you. Both of you should do Ganesh puja and recite the slokas and seek His blessings and do your best in school. During the puja today, along with flowers and other decorations, also place your books in front of the lord and seek his blessing for the coming school year. Lord Ganesha will surely shower his blessings on both of you and also on Mamma, Nana, Thatha and Nani.
With lots of love and blessings.
Amamma and Thatha