Lord Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in the Hindu Pantheon. He is the son of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati. He is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and God of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. He is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessions.
The above statue of Lord Ganesha was discovered in Pinjore in Haryana and dates back to 19th century A.D. It is on display in the Government Museum, Chandigarh, India.
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