Sri Ganesha


God Sri Ganesha is readily identified by his elephant head. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles; the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the God of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies. Sri Ganesha is also invoked as a patron of letters and learning during writing sessions. Sri Ganesha also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities. His image is found through India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Bangladesh and in countries with large ethnic Indian populations including Fiji, Mauritius and Trinidad and Tobago.