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Ganesha, the Lord of Success
The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
The Ganesha Mantra
Om parvati pataye
Hara hara hara mahadev
O elephant-faced God, Ganesha,
you are served by the attendants of Shiva
and you eat forest apples and blackberries.
You are Uma’s son, the destroyer of sorrows.
I bow to the lotus feet of the remover of obstacles.