Teach your child about Goddess Maa Durga and its importance this Navaratri!

Teach your child about Goddess Maa Durga and its importance this Navaratri!

The festival of Durga Puja and Navaratri has started in full swing across the country. Take this opportunity to teach your child about Goddess Maa Durga and its importance this Navaratri.

Being a Bengali, the festival of Durga Puja holds a special significance in my life, also since I am from Mumbai, I have enjoyed the festival of Navaratri since childhood.

I remember as a child, we kids often my grandmother used to narrate to us the stories of Maa Durga and of the Navaratri festival.

This Durga Puja, i have come up with this list of the following books that you must surely read out to your kids or read with your kids to teach them and tell them the importance of this festival Durga Puja and Navaratri, about Maa Durga/Lakshmi/Saraswati/Ganesh/Karthik and Mahishasura.

1. Celebrate Durga Puja with me (from Toddlers Diaries)

Celebrate Durga Puja with me (from Toddlers Diaries)

This book is ideal for toddlers of 3 years up to 8 years. This book beautifully narrates the festivities and the significance of Durga Puja and the narrator is a little girl who is just 3 years old.

Written by Shoumi Sen and illustrated by Abir Das is an ideal starter for your kid.

You can buy the book here:

2. Durga the Feminine force:

Durga the Feminine forc

Teach your child how all the gods came together creating Maa Durga by collecting the powers of all the gods to fight against the evil demon Mahishasura.

Ideal for kids of the age of 6 to 8 years.

You can buy the book here

3. Amma, Tell me about Ma Durga

amma, Tell me about Ma Durga

For kids above 4 years old. Great illustration by Bhakti Mathur. This is an ideal book to teach kids why we celebrate Durga Puja, the power of Goddess/Shakti. how Maa Durga defeated the evil to re-establish justice and bring peace and humanity, how women achieved the impossible.

You can buy this book here

4. Nava Durga: The nine forms of the Goddess

An ideal book for the age of 7 to 8 years. The book teaches the kids the importance of Navaratri, the nine special forms of Goddess which are unique and not just a clone of each other. The festivals of nine days and nine nights, that is celebrated across the world in myriad to praise the goddess and her glory.

You can buy the book here

5. Celebrate! Dusshera and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your fun festival Handbook)

Celebrate! Dusshera and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your fun festival Handbook

This book is ideal for kids of 6 years and above. This book brings all the wonderful stories of Durga Puja and Dusshera with a lot of games from solving the case of stolen idols to fight the monster and more. This series also brings 20 fun things to do during the festival, why this festival is celebrated and its myths, and your kid’s own festival diary.

Go ahead and definitely buy this exciting book for your child.

You can buy this book here:

6. Tales of Durga Puja by Amar Chitra Katha

Tales of Durga Puja by Amar Chitra Katha

Ideal for kids of the age of 3 years. This book brings a pictorial representation of the fierce form of Goddess Durga Maa.

Amar Chitra Katha’s collection is a favorite amongst kids and parents for its pictorial representation of the mythology series.

Ideal for kids while traveling or when you want to spend long hours with kids. This book is surely a fun thing for your kids.

You can buy the book here:

7. Scholastic Book of Hindu Gods and Goddess

Scholastic Book of Hindu Gods and Goddess

This book is ideal to introduce our kids to the basics of God and Goddess in the simplest form for them to understand. Ideal for kids above the age of 6 years and above.

You can buy the book here

8. The Puffin Book of Hindu Gods and Goddess

The Puffin Book of Hindu Gods and Goddess

This book is a fun series and pictorial representation of Indian mythology that is a sure way to educate your child on the Hindu Gods and Goddess is entertaining for the kids and will keep them glued to this book for a long time.

Ideal for kids above the age of 6 years and more.

You can buy the book here:

9. Ved and friends celebrate Dusshera and Diwali

Ved and friends celebrate Dusshera and Diwali

Ved and friends is a fun series where kids from North America learn about the various festivals in Asia in fun and pictorial ways. This book is a collection of short stories of Diwali, Dusshera, Bhai Duj, Chaat Puja, and more.

This book will surely be a great entertaining book for your kid.

You can buy this book here:

So go ahead, read these books with your kids and make this festive season more joyful.

Till then

Cheers!

Sapna

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *