Ganesa is also known as Ganesh, Ganesha, Ganpati, Vinayaka, Vignaharta.
He is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism).
Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesa's elephant head makes him easy to identify.
Ganesa 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 beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies.
Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.