Lord Ganapathi, also described as Ganesha, is a very popular and revered Hindu deity and perphaps the most worshipped God in India. People mostly worship him seeking success in endeavors(siddhi) and intelligence. (buddhi). He also symbolizes wealth, wisdom, and happiness. He is worshipped before any venture or journey is embarked upon. Lord Ganapathi, having a curled trunk, one tusk partly broken, large ears, a massive body, four arms, and the radiance of hundreds of suns, elimintates all obstacles that impede success.
Lord Ganapathi is the elder son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the universe’s divine couple. He is the chief (Isa) of Lord Shiva’s army and attendants, hence the name Ganesha. In the name Ganapathi, Ga denotes “knowledge,” na means “salvation,” and pati means “lord.” He is known for removing all of the obstacles(vignas) in the path of progress and wellbeing of his devotees, therefore he is known as Vigneshwara. Due to this special power of Lord Vigneshwara, devotees lovingly shower him with prayers, sweets, and poojas at the commencement of every task and enterprise, thus becoming capable of completing the task without hardship or complexity.
Website URL : http://srisiddhivinayak.com/