Ganapati or Ganesha is one of the most important gods of Hindu pantheon. He is commonly known as the elephant God due to his elephant head. And he is widely known as the remover of obstacles. He is the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva and is the brother of Karthikeyan. He was created by his, mother from a mold of earth that took a shape of a small boy. Mythology has it that Ganesha had the head of a boy before it was chopped off by the demons summoned by lord Shiva due to some misunderstanding created. Later when lord Shiva found out he ordered a new head for the boy. And the first animal head that was found was that of an elephant and so Ganesha gained a new head and emerged as the most distinctive of the Hindu gods.