By Swamini Supriyananda
Hearing Seeing Smelling Tasting Touching – Ganesha reaches young children at a time when they are just discovering their senses and connects this discovery with the Higher. Ganesha, or” Lord of the Senses”, signifies the divine spark within us that vitalizes our body and therefore all our experiences. Recognizing this divine presence naturally brings about gratitude. Thus, this book aims to divinise young readers’ sensory experiences and cultivate gratitude for the basic abilities we so often take for granted. The Chinmaya Bala Katha series now appeals to even younger children; this Shishu Vihar book caters to toddlers and infants. The principles of Vedanta and Bhakti are subtly and creatively introduced during the readers’ formative years with the hope of building in the little ones a strong foundation of virtues and values that will enable them to thrive holistically later in life.