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Mystical Elephant

by Hamdi R.

Ganesha the Deity

Ganesha is one of the most well-recognized deities in Buddhism. He has an elephant head and a large belly, and sometimes has a mount. Ganesha is also known as Ganapati or Vinayaka. As the "remover of obstacles" and being associated with new beginnings, Ganesha is often worshipped or prayed to when starting something new -- like a business or getting married.