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Lord Ganesha is considered to be a very powerful god and people pray to him first before starting anything - be it a new job or even school exams! Most of the temples will have a shrine dedicated to this elephant-headed deity. Small shrines of Ganesha can be found even in the street corners!

The Indian system of beliefs venerates Ganesha the elephant faced God as a destroyer of obstacles and the source of good luck. Ganesha or Vinayaka is one of the most popularly worshipped deities in the Indian system of beliefs and practices.

The huge size of Ganapati represents the Universe (Cosmos), and his curled trunk, the symbol OM. The elephant's head is said to represent superior intellect while the snake around his waist cosmic energy. Read More....