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Ganesh ("guh-NESH") is the elephant-headed Hindu god worshiped as the remover of obstacles and the god of luck, wisdom, and new beginnings.
While Shiva was away, Parvati made Ganesh out of clay. As she was getting their home ready for Shiva's return, she tells Ganesh not to let anyone through the door. When Shiva returns, he doesn't know who Ganesh is. But Ganesh refused to let his father into his own home, this responded in Shiva lopping of Ganesh's head. To avoid a big fight with Parvati, Shiva sticks an elephant's head on Ganesh.
Ganesh assisted Vyasa is writing Mahabharata, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being Ramayana. It told the story of a civil war between the five Pandava brothers and their one hundred cousin.
- Tychokinesis: As a god of luck, he likely has control over luck.
- His vahana (divine vehicle) is a mouse.
- His Greek counterparts are Janus and Tyche.
- The are many versions of how Ganesh got his elephant head. Some say he was born with it, another says that Shiva gave the head to him after he was too alluring from being born out of his laughter. The one told in the Pandava Quartet was the story Roshani Chokshi's grandmother told her.
- Aru Shah and the End of Time, Glossary