Ganesh, also known as Ganpati or Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most powerful deities in the Hindu pantheon. He is worshipped before any major rites or ceremonies. He is a son of lord Shiva and Parvati. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. He is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginning he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. The large elephant head of lord Ganesh symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must posses to attain perfection in life. The trishul on his forehead symbolizes time and lord Ganesha mastery over it. He is popular in Hinduism, as a god of beginning and is most worshipped god. Lord Ganesh is believed to bring good luck and happiness in a family. It is good to keep a statue of Ganesha in our home for good luck and happiness.