Ganesha is an elephant-headed Deity rich with lore and legend. The Remover of Obstacles, He is also considered the Deity of wisdom and intellect, as well as the God of beginnings and new journeys. Ganesha is associated with the root chakra at the base of the spine, from which the spiritual energy Kundalini originates. Ganesha may also be entreated to aid in Removing Obstacles to Spiritual Enlightenment.
Lord Ganesha is seen here astride his Vahana (Vehicle) the Shrew named Krauncha.