Ganesha is one of the most loved Nepali Gods. Depicted
as a plump human body with the head of an elephant, Ganesha is the
son of Shiva and Parvati, important deities in the Nepal pantheon.
According to legend, Parvati asked Ganesha to guard her door
when she went to bathe. Shiva who had spent some time away in
meditation, returned to find Ganesha standing guard and refusing
to let him enter his own home. Overcome by anger, Shiva killed
the child, but stricken by remorse, promised Parvati he would
bring Ganesha back to life and replace his head with that of the
first living creature he saw next morning. This happened to be
an elephant and so Ganesha was revived in his elephant headed
form. To this day, elephants are worshipped as incarnations of
Ganesha is worshipped as the remover of obstacles, as the God
of wisdom and success. His plump belly symbolizes prosperity,
and his large forehead represents intelligence and foresight.
He is invoked at the beginning of any journey, wedding ceremony