Again the bed-time story routine comes and so do Mukund’s inquisitive questions.
Mukund: Why does Ganesha have an elephant’s head?
Appa: Since Parvathi was angry that Ganesha was killed – Shiva brought him alive by fixing the head of an elephant.
Mukund: but …. They killed a black elephant and Ganesha’s head is the same colour as his body. Did they also paint the elephant head?
Amazing how kids think of the nitty-gritties in everything.
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