Lord Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He has an elephant’s head with a curved trunk, and big ears and the huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. Do you know the story of how Ganesha got his elephant head? Once goddess Parvati, created a boy out of dirt, and gave him the task of guarding the entrance to her bathroom while she was bathing. When Shiva, her husband, returned, he was very angry when a strange boy blocked his way. He struck off the boy’s head in rage. Parvati broke down in utter grief and to soothe her, Shiva fixed the head of an elephant to the body of the boy and restored him to life. Shiva also bestowed a boon that people would worship the elephant-boy and seek his blessings before undertaking any new venture.