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CLIP 3618

Hindu beliefs about Ganesh

Hindu beliefs about Ganesh
Key Info
  • Hindu beliefs about Ganesh
  • Duration: 02:56
  • The story of Parvati, Shiva and Ganesh, and some of the imagery that surrounds Ganesh, widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles, is explained. A shrine is shown in a Hindu home focusing on the image of Ganesh.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education



  • Keywords: Hindu, Hinduism, shrine, worship, Parvati, Shiva, Siva, Ganesh, Ganesha, remover of obstacles
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to list the difficulties that people may face in life. To what extent might it be helpful for Hindus to believe that they can pray to God in the form of Ganesh, the Remover of Obstacles?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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