Who was Ganesha
The word "Ganesha" consists of the words "gana" and "isha". "Gana" designates all beings that have the name and form, and "isha" means Lord, Master. Ganesha is the name given to Shiva's second son because he became the master of all creation. Ganesha or Ganapati is an extremely popular god in India. It is invoked to remove obstacles, as well as to the beginning of all the more important actions: travel, building houses, writing books or even letters, obtaining paranormal powers and the ability to discriminate. He is the god of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature, beautiful arts. All spiritual rituals in the Hindu tradition begin with Ganesha's invocation. In the tantric tradition, Ganesha is believed to protect and guide sexual relations by orientating them spiritually. He is regarded as the embodiment of tantric mysteries.