|Ganesh - Ganpati|
The first prayer of a Hindu is always to Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the first son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Tamils call Him by the affectionate term “Pillayar” meaning noble child. We worship him primarily to remove all obstacles on our path of progress and to seek His grace to grant us wisdom. When one starts a new venture, one prays to Lord Ganesha first to make sure that there are no obstacles on his / her path of progress. Lord Ganesha has the figure of an elephant head and a potbelly. He is seated on a mouse.