Ganesha is the wise Elephant God and the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parviti.
The Hindu Lord of Success. Also called “Ganapataye,” he is the “Remover of Obstacles” and “Lord of Wisdom and Intellect”
On the side of his elephant head there you find a mouse as his sidekick. He is holding a stick with which to push you towards your goals.
He is never foreboding or cruel. He is not judgmental. He is strong and wise. He can use his trunk to literally pick things up and move them out of the way.
The Hindu scholar Wendy Doniger likens him to the elephant in “The Greatest Show On Earth” when the elephant in the circus saves Charleton Heston’s life by stopping the train with his trunk.
He provides a divine element of trust. He helps with new beginnings.
His name is invoked at the start of every new endeavor, ritual or ceremony.
Kundalini Yoga teaches that Gaṇeśa has his permanent abode in the Muladhara Chakra, or Root Chakra the base energetic center within every human being.
“He of the single tusk, whose vehicle is the mouse and he who penned the Mahabharata with his own hands.
vakratunda mahaakaaya suryakoti samaprabhaa.
nirvighnam kurumedeva sarvakaaryeshu sarvadaa..