Lord Ganesha , also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the most popular and most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.
Ganesha 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 rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.
Ganesha , who has been represented with the head of an elephant is the son of Lord Shiva and Godess Parwati . Ganesha is often shown riding on or attended by a mouse