My Parvati and Shiva Statue

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My object is a statue of 3 of my gods Shiva, Ganesha, and Parvati. It was made in Guyana (where my mom comes from). The history behind it is that my mom's grandma gave the statue to her for her 10th birthday. Its very important to my culture that we pray to these gods. My culture is Hinduism. Over here the statue is about 100$ but in India its about 500$. It's over 20 years old.The statue is made to show life, love and devotion, strength, power, and success. That's why my mom's grandma gave it to her because she knew that the statue represented her.The reason why the god in the middle (Ganesha) has an elephant's head is because Parvati (his mom) asked Ganesha to make sure no one came into the house. Soon Shiva (his dad) came home and after telling Ganesha that Parvati was his wife he still did not let Shiva in. Shiva told his army to kill him. All the did was cut of his head, so Shiva had to give him an elephant's head. That's why the statue is so important to my family and my culture because it reminds us about home and everything we have been through.

Year: 1996

– Amiya

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