Son of the Hindu deities Shiva and Parvati, Ganesh is the elephant-headed deity known most often as a remover (and sometimes creator) of obstacles. Worshipped in Hindi faith at the outset of new meetings and ventures, Ganesh is seen as a figure of prosperity and protection. This text collects the elephant-headed god’s origin tale, as well as other teaching stories and inspirational quotes, and a guide to understanding the symbols found in ancient and contemporary depictions of the deity. The mini book also features a wide range of traditionally styled artwork including gorgeous original pieces from noted painters Indra Sharma, Mahaveer Swami, B. G. Sharma, and others. This selection of writings on the history and philosophy of this deity all inspire thoughts and worship for his followers, and fascinating insights for anyone interested in world religions in general.