Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors. … Like a rat and like an elephant, Ganesha is a remover of obstacles.
Ganesha is the elephant-headed God of Hindus. He is the Lord of power and wisdom. He is worshipped first in all auspicious occasions, religious worships and festivals. All Tantric and spiritual worship in the Hindu tradition begins with the invocation of Ganesha Stuti (Prayer). Ganesha is the destroyer of evils; remover of all obstacles; sources of all bliss and success in all undertakings. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, and wealth. Moreover, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Surya, Durga, Vishnu, and Shiva being other four) whose idolatry is glorified everyday as the Panchadeva Puja.