Ganesha Chaturthi is an Indian festival celebrated with a lot of fervor and enthusiasm. It is celebrated to mark the rebirth of Lord Ganesha who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This elephant headed God is revered and worshiped before all the Gods as per the Hindu Religion. He is known as the God of prosperity, wisdom and good fortunes. Generally people worship Lord Ganesha when they are going to begin any new venture or build a new home or start a new project.
In many schools, fancy dress competitions are held on Ganesh Chaturthi. Given below are some of the best kid’s fancy dress ideas for Ganesh Chaturthi.
1. Bal Ganesh
Inspired from the movie – Bal Ganesh 1 and 2, you can dress up your kid in the same attire of a dhoti and sacred thread around the body. You can get the Ganesha mask from the market easily. Or if you want to skip it, you can use a good makeup effect to portray your child as Bal Ganesh.
2. Chhota Bheem
Inspired from another animated movie – Chhota bheem and Ganesh, you can dress your kid up like Chhota Bheem where in again you need an orange colored dhoti which can be easily made by a dupatta or a saree. A small necklace and thick bangles in hands will do the trick. Of course do not forget the vermillion on the forehead.
3. Traditional Maharashtrian Dress
Generally Ganpat iChaturthi is celebrated pompously in Maharashtra so you can dress your kid up in the traditional Maharashtrian attire. For boys you can dress them in Dhoti and Pheta and the traditional head dress made up of silk and cotton called as Pagdi or a turban. For Girls you can opt for sarees and cholis and you can accessorize them with all the chunky jewelry and makeup. Surely this look will never fail as the kids look extremely cute in these little avatars.
4. Lord Shiva
Father of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, is a very nice and novel idea for fancy dress competitions for Ganesh Chaturthi. You only need an animal print cloth and rest a blue edible color for the throat. Rest of the accessories like wig, necklaces, trishul, damru and a duplicate snake you can easily find in the market.
5. Goddess Parvati
The story of Goddess Parvati, creating Ganesha from the soil which she molded into the form of a boy is known to all therefore Parvati is regarded as the creator of Ganesha. You can dress your little girl in the attire of Goddess Parvati for the fancy dress competition. All you need is a bright colored saree and pair it with jewelry and makeup. Trishul and other accessories are optional though.
Lord Ganesha is a favorite among lot of kids. Many kids dress like him on festivities such as Ganesh Chaturthi and other fancy dress competitions held in schools or preschools. Ganesha has been a source of learning to many gods and goddesses so he is revered and of course his lesson of Humility to mankind must not be forgotten.