God associated with wisdom and knowledge, son of Shiva and Parvati; he is represented with a human body with an elephant head and trunk that often plunges into a bowl (symbolising the quest for knowledge).
à¤—à¤£à¥‡à¤¶ elephant-headed Hindu god with traits similar to the vidÃ»shaka: fondness for modaka, big-bellied ( mahodara), presided over by OMkÃ¢ra, crooked-trunk matching the clown's kutilaka.Ã¢ the worldly emotion ( sthÃ¢yi-bhÃ¢va), underlying the aesthetic sentiment of humor ( hÃ¢sya), that expresses itself through smiling or laughter. HÃ¢sa is not a 'simple' unitary emotion but a binary structure constituted by the mutual neutralization of two opposing emotions.
Ganesha or Ganapati is an extremely popular God in India. People mostly worship Him asking for success in undertakings, and intelligence. He is worshipped before any venture is started. He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature, and the fine arts.
In Hinduism, Ganesha ("lord of the hosts," also spelled Ganesa and sometimes referred to as Ganesh in Hindi, Bengali and other Indian languages) is a son of Shiva and Parvati, and the husband of Bharati, Riddhi and Siddhi. In art, he is depicted as a pot bellied yellow or red god with four arms and the head of a one-tusked elephant, riding or attended to by a mouse. Typically, his name is prefixed with the Hindu title of respect, 'Shri.'
In Hinduism, Ganesha (Sanskrit:; ; ) is one of the most well-known and venerated representations of God. He is called by many other names, including Ganapati and Vignesha ("Lord of Obstacles"). The popularity of Ganesha is widely diffused, even outside of India.For a review of Ganesha's geographic spread and popularity outside of India see: Nagar, Shanti Lal.
Montreal musicians. Formed in early 1996 under several ridiculous names, the group finally settled upon Ganesha after the two mainstays viewed a large mural that incorporated the Hindu deity in a New York museum. The band plays to tape, "writes" no music, and performs no live shows.