‘Ganesha’, ‘Ganpati ‘, ‘Gyanrupay’, ’Mrutyunjaya’ or ‘Vinayaka’ – he has many names. He is the son of ‘Shiva and Shakti’.
There are many stories of Ganesh’s birth besides the one in which Shiva beheads the Vinayaka. Scriptures such as ‘Ganesha Purana’ and ‘Ganesha Upanishad’ were written in the 18th century in adoration of Ganesha, which describes as a warrior who kills demons.
Ganesha with an elephant head, corpulent belly indicates great affluence, surrounded by abundance. He is often worshiped with the goddess Laxmi. He is associated with symbols such as rats, serpents and blades of grass, depicting ‘fertility’-As the population of rats rises rapidly, serpent slough their old skin and grass which grows back as soon as plucked in. In the Hindu religion all auspicious works must begin with the name of “Shree Ganesha”. Lord Ganesha has infinite power which can be projected in all 1008 directions of working. When the special coded mantra with the statue of lord ‘Ganesha’ is kept in the house it becomes the symbolic solution of the problem one is facing in their life.
Pray to Lord Ganesha to remove the obstacles of one life. He is the symbol of prosperity and success.