The Ganesha

Indian Civilization | 300-400 AD Known as the Lord of Beginnings and the Remove of Obstacles, Ganesha is the patron of arts and sciences, of intellect and wisdom. Although rooted in the Hindu faith, Ganesha is revered by Buddhists, Jains, and people of other faiths. Represented with the head of an elephant, Ganesha is often worshipped by reciting one of two popular Ganesha Sahasranama, which are hymns in which the god is referred to using 1,000 different names.