Ganesha is known as the remover of obstacles and the offspring of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and his consort the goddess Parvathi.
Lord Ganesha clears the obstacles and paves the way for us to move forward in life. The large elephant head of Lord Ganesha symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life.
Worshipping Lord Ganesha regularly wards off negative energy from one's home and life, while worshipping him before starting something new keeps obstacles out of one's path. If pleased, Lord Ganesha brings success, prosperity and good luck into one's life.