Year 8 RLI homework. Hindu gods and goddesses. By Amber Selway. What is the story of your god or goddess? (shortened story). Ganesh is a Hindu God, here is the story of how he came to be and why he is know as the gate keeper.
By Amber Selway.
The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms.
Theladoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman.
A broken tusk which Ganesh holds like a pen, as a symbol of sacrifice.
The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous.