Ganesh is one of the most popular guardian deities worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Ganesh is said to be the eliminator of obstacles and is worshipped daily by all . Ganesh ,the elephant headed god of wisdom and success is the defender and remover of obstacles and has to be propitiated first before worshipping any other gods. Being one of the sons of Shiva he bestows success in any form of work. His elephant head has only one full tusk and the other was broken during a battle with the demons .He rides on a mouse which is also his vehicle for transportation . In his right hand he carries a mala or a set of beads in a string of thread and a laddu i.e. sweet ball and in the left hand a parasu i.e. an Axe and a radish.