Ganesha is widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is also invoked as patron of letters and learning during writing sessionsGanesha is the elephant headed son of Shiva. He holds his broken tusk in one hand and a bowl of sweetmeats in another hand.
Lord Ganesha among the various powerful Hindu Gods is said to be the god of prosperity and wealth. Lord Ganesha is believed to bring good luck and thus he is worshipped before anything new is started. Ganesha idols and statues are of great significance to people around the world and thus are in great demand
The direction of Ganesha’s trunk has symbolic meaning. Here the trunk turns to Ganesha’s left. This signifies the direction for success in the world. It is a position prescribed by our VEDAS and religious epics.
Idols of Lord Ganesha at the entrance or above the front door are a common feature in Indian homes. As some people believe that placing Lord Ganesha with his back to the house is inauspicious, so another statue or picture of him is placed on the inner side of the entrance. This, it seems, will make things all right.