Lord Ganesh, the divinity with an elephant’s head and the body of a man, is one of the most popular deities in the Hindu belief system. Ganesh is referred to in different dialects Ganesha, Ganapati, Ganpati, Ganeshji, Vinayaka, or Vinayakudu, and images of him can be found just about everywhere in India. Descended from Shiva and Parvati, Ganesh is revered as the god of success, prosperity and wisdom. He rules over all matters of the mind, learning and creativity. He is venerated by artists and businessmen alike. It is not uncommon for a ritual to be performed to worship him before any major project or contract is begun as it is believed that will increase its chances of success.
The symbolism of the image of Ganesh holds great meaning - the elephant’s head represents knowledge and wisdom, the giant ears are designed to listen to prayers and pleas, while his big belly signifies he can easily take in and digest both the good and bad in life – symbolizing acceptance and generosity. When we worship Lord Ganesha, these qualities within us are kindled and we take on these qualities.
Place the statue of Ganesh in a place where it can be seen easily in a respectful manner. Ideal for your car's dashboard. Do not place him on the floor, bathroom, bedroom or storeroom.