How to celebrate Global day of Parents like Ganesha?
Did you know Ganesha celebrated the Global day of parents before it was cool? Want to know How to celebrate Global day of Parents like Ganesha? Indian mothers tell these Hindu Mythology stories as a bedtime story to inspire their child while they lose themselves in the dream world.
What is the Global day of parents?
Celebrating on 1 June each year Global day of parents by United Nation. This day is a dedication to thanks the parents and their efforts. Parents play a crucial role in shaping a child’s future and this directly contributes to well being of the child as well as the nation. This amazing role shouldn’t go unrewarded.
Who are Ganesh Ji and his parents?
Ganesh Ji is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He also has a brother named Kartikeya. After this incident, Ganesha is an epitome of knowledge and wisdom among all gods. He was a very naughty, lazy, and intelligent kid. His best friend is a mouse and it is believed that mouse can shape up when needed and can take him on a race around the world.
So, let’s jump into the Hindu Mythology folk story to see how he gave tribute to his parents, shall we?
Story: Race around the world.
Once Brahma, the god of wisdom sent Shiva and Parvati a mango. This wasn’t some ordinary mango, this mango was supposed to boost the intelligence and wisdom in a person. So Parvati decided to throw a race. Whoever will complete the world thrice will be given this mango.
Both boys were very excited to win that prize. Kartikeya has peacock as his ride so it was easier for him, but for Ganesha, it was the toughest task of all. First, he was a very plump child and he has a mouse that certainly won’t win him this race.
Kartikeya was very active and didn’t waste any time. In a blink of the eye, he jumped over his ride and started his journey. In the meantime Ganesh had an idea, he called his parents to sit in one place and he started revolving around them.
Everyone was very surprised with this action after finishing his three revolutions, he asked for the mango.
Shiva and Parvati were very shocked they asked: “What do you mean by giving you this mango?.”
Ganesha took a deep breath and said “You asked me to race around the world, three times right? My parents are my world and I just raced around them three times.
That took Shiva and Parvati by surprise and delight. They were very proud of their kid’s wit. When Kartikeya came back he also accepted his brother’s wit and humour.
Moral of the story of this famous Hindu Mythology folk story
Our whole world is our parents. When they became parents they’ve given up on everything to take care of our needs and we should celebrate this Global day of parents by letting them know how our world revolves around them.
When and why the UN decided to celebrate Global Parents day?
Global Day of parents was declared on September 17, 2012, by United Nation to be held on 1 June of each year. This day is to value the efforts of parents in providing them with protection and the positive development of their children.
How can you celebrate the Global day of parents in this Lockdown due to Covid19:
Every day should be the day of parents but let’s make today special. Let’s make a playful list that can make you and your parents feel young again and help in celebrating the Global day of parents:
• Make cards: Handmade cards are the best way to show your gratitude. This way you can show your efforts and value the efforts that they put in your lives. You can also write that “they are your world” just like Ganesha did.
• Sing a song: If you can write something great for them then it’d be perfect or here are some songs that you can dedicate to them and sing to them if you can do that. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqZ0S-KNGINc158JPbixUaXR3Sx1rvjVm
• Cook something: cooking is always a way to everyone’s heart. Cook some yummy breakfast to give your mom leave from the kitchen and eat together while talking game with your father. This will make them feel special. Because these days parents rarely see those activities around their houses.
• Play with them: Playing with parents can make them feel young again. This activity can bring back all those good memories of childhood and it can be really refreshing for them too.
• Thank them: being vocal is the best thing ever. Parenting isn’t a job, it’s a responsibility and it can make a child achieve any level of happiness and success in their lives. So thank your parents to be your support system every time when you down.
This beautiful story from Hindu Mythology touches everyone. Hinduism is a very beautiful way to life. We will be coming back with more such tales to inspire you.
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