Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most famous Hindus festival with significant importance. From younger people to older ones, everyone tends to celebrate this festival with full of joy. Particularly, children will show much interest in celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi due to the range of activities involved in this festival. And many Top boarding schools also organize Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and various events to make the students understand about the importance of this festival. Here we have listed a few ideas through which you can make your children involve in Ganesh Pooja celebrations.
Clay Ganesh Idol
As per the Hindu traditions, we have to offer prayers to the Ganesh idol which has to be disposed of into the water body. Hence many experts suggest using an eco-friendly Ganesh statue to celebrate the environment-friendly festival. Instead of buying Ganesh idol made of Plaster of Paris and other chemicals, it is better to offer prayers to the Ganesh idol made of clay. Explain your children about the importance of using Eco-friendly Ganesh idol and how to do that. Many of the top boarding schools in Odisha also organize workshops on creating clay Ganesh idols to encourage students to make their own idol for Pooja.
Decorating Ganesh Puja platform/ room:
According to the legends sayings, we have to decorate the Ganesh Pooja mandap with various fruits and sweets because Lord Ganesh likes those a lot. You have to decorate mandap with different decorative items. Ask your children to try making some kind of chocolate, sweet or any item they can. Try to involve your children in decorating the mandap where Ganesh idol is placed. Children always like to help you in making things. So, let them give a try on this auspicious day. Give different types of papers and ask your children to make something innovative and attractive. Guide them and support them in doing what they want to do. As watercolours are easily washable, you can also ask your children to draw some outlines and pain with brushes.
Teach simple chants and Bhajans
Chants plays a major role in Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja. Many top boarding schools these days are teaching chants and Bhajans to children and explaining the meaning of that to them.
We, at Aparna World School, celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in our school every year. We will make the children understand the importance of participating in Poojas which helps them to achieve their career goals.