Agajanana Padmarkam Gajanana Maharnisam
Anekadantham Bhaktanam Ekadantam upasmahe
Sri Ganesh is the first son of Lord Shiva and is depicted in several forms and poses including feminine forms and worshipped in several places of the world. He is also known as Vighneswara, Vinayaka, Ganapathi, and many more names suggestive of various powers attributed to him. Primarily, He is the lord to remove all obstacles and bestowing Wisdom. Hence He is invariably worshipped before the commencement of any auspicious ceremony by all communities in India. His two spouses are Buddhi (Intelligence) and Siddhi (Achievement) The several parts of the icon of elephant head, human body with several hands, riding on a mouse, symbolically represent the need of several spiritual and material tools required for perfecting oneself to the highest Wisdom in any field of his choice. Several legendary stories abound to explain philosophically the various paths of righteous and peaceful living.