Lord Ganesha is the elder son of Lord Shiva and is also known by the name of "Vinayak" or the knowledgeable and "Vighneshwar" or the lord who removes obstacles. Lord Ganesha is always worshipped at the beginning of any other prayer or any form of auspicious festivity. He is said to be a unique God, representing tremendous form of wisdom and presence of mind with the head of an elephant, a big fat belly, four hands and a tiny mouse as his vehicle. In one hand, he carries a rope to pull his devotees towards truth. On the other hand, he carries an axe to cut off the worldly bonds of his devotees. His third hand holds a dessert called "laddoo" to reward his devotees for their spiritual activity and his fourth hand is always in an extended posture to bless mankind.
Shree Ganesh Aarti
Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh deva
Mata jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva.
Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe sindur sohai, muse ki savari, Jai
Andhan ko ankh det, kodhin ko kaya
Banjhan ko putra det, nirdhan ko maya, Jai
Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, saht kare seva, ,Jai
Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh deva,
Mata jaki Parvata, Pita Mahadeva.