…for R continues
So I tell her the stories as told to me in the earlier post’s comments, as we went to see some Ganpatis for viserjan.
Okay, she says, so Ganesh comes for Ganga
Then, Ganesh has two mothers?
R: But only one father, Shiv?
RM: errr..yes (wondering where this is going?)
R: Woh kaise, two two wives hai Shiv ko?
RM: Errr…errr…Ask Appa
R is silent for two seconds
R: Amma, I have a question for you?
RM: yaa tell me
R: Then why I have only one mother, why cant I have two mothers like Ganesh..
Then we walk some more…
R: Amma, toh Parvati umachi ka birthday when hai?
RM: Well, its in Navratri I guess
After two seconds
R: Then Amma, why Parvati has only 9 days birthday and Ganesh has 10 days, isnt the mother supposed to have more birthdays than the child?
and we walk some more…I am starting to dread these questions honestly…
R: Amma, I have a question for you (Its hilarious when she says it..!)
RM: tell me
R: Then, why Krishna ka that doesnt come for Jamasthami and only matki comes, but Ganesh ka that comes
R: Arey woh na..face and legs and hands..like his body..
RM: you mean statue?
R: yes yes..why that comes and why not for Krishna
RM: Well, Krishna also comes but he was born in mid night na…so thats why
R: Then why not baby Ganesh, why only baby Krishna
RM: Ask Appa
again after 2 seconds
R: Then Amma, I have a question
R: Then what time Ganesh was born that he is big and Krishna is baby?
And then there is some more walking going on…I tell her how Ganesh is sent to the sea to go to Mount Kailash to his parents..
R: but Amma, how can he go from sea to Mountain
RM: Because there is a secret passage to do that…
and then, after two seconds *smacks head on wall*
R: but Amma, then how he goes from lake to sea to mountain..(There is a lake near our place where they have viserjan as well!)
and then…she has one final question…Amma, do you think Ganesh bhagwan is like me?
RM: Why da? why you asking?
R: Because he also likes lungi dance, and balam pichikari and yenda enga porai, like I like..he and me same same liking no?
This is after hearing the procession putting up such songs during procession..
After all these questions, I am honestly exhausted…R needs a more mythologically knowledgeable mother than me 😦