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GANESHA
His Names

Ganesha is known not by one name or two, but by many names, Each name has an explanation. Because of his elephant face he is called Gajanana ('Gaja' meaning 
elephant); as the leader of Shiva's Gana he is known as Gananayaka; he bestows boons on his devotees and so is Varasiddhi Vinayaka, he is Vidya Ganapati because he grants knowledge and wisdom; he is called Gowriputra because he was born by the grace of Parvati, Ekadanta because he has only one tusk, and Vighneshwara because he is the Lord of all obstacles - so he has many names.

The belief that, Ganapati loves his devotees immensely is the reason for his worship everywhere.

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Ganesha - The Lord of Wisdom, son of Ishwara and Parvati
About Ganesha
Introduction
The Figure Of Ganesha
You are Here! His Names
Outside India
Parvati's Beloved Son
Not Even Ishwara!
He Needed No Help
The Elephant's Head
The First Worship
The Contest
Talasura Humbled
The Boon Of Brahma
"Ganesha Can Subdue Him"
Talasura Learns His Lesson
A Terror To The Gods
Ganesha's Victory
Ganesha Curses The Moon
Krishna Himself Worships Vinayaka
Vyasa Dictates To Ganesha
No Town Without Ganesha's Temple
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