Shree Ganesh is god of knowledge and the remover
of obstacles. Lord Ganesha is worshipped, or at least remembered,
in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings
and auspiciousness. He has four hands, elephant's head and
a big belly. His vehicle is a tiny mouse. In his hands he
carries a rope (to carry devotees to the truth), an axe
(to cut devotees' attachments), and a sweet dessert ball
"Laddoo" (to reward devotees for spiritual activity).
His fourth hand's palm is always extended to bless people.
A unique combination of his elephant like head and a quick
moving tiny mouse vehicle represents tremendous wisdom,
intellegence, and presence of mind.