|Hindu God Ganesha|
Ganesha, son of Siva and Parvati, is the god of knowledge and thresholds.
From Encyclopedia Mythica. His head was chopped off and replaced with an elephant's. He is the god of knowledge, wisdom, literature, and fire.
Lord Ganesha is also called Vighneshvara or Vighnaharta. Ganesha is the lord of and destroyer of obstacles. Worship of him and four other gods (Vishnu, Shiva, Shakti and Surya) is called "panchaayatana puja."