Ganesh is the son of Shiva and Parvati and is considered as the Lord of success. Ganesh, also known as Ganesha or Ganpati, is also the destroyer of evils and remover of all obstacles. Hindus also worship it as the God of wisdom, wealth, and knowledge.
The Ganesh has an elephantine look and is shown riding a mouse. The elephant head of the deity represents wisdom and its trunk signifies the sound of cosmic reality or the Om. The goad in his upper right hand is meant for the removal of all obstacles and noose in the left hand captures all difficulties allowing mankind to move smoothly.
He holds a laddoo, a ball-shaped Indian sweet, to indicate that one must work towards the pursuit of the sweetness of the soul. The rosary stands for pursuit of knowledge. He is shown as riding the mouse to indicate humbleness. The mouse is considered to be lowest of all creatures and riding it is supposed to indicate the humble nature of Ganesh, the destroyer of vanity and pride.
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