Ganesha is Shiva's elephant-headed son. In one hand, he clutches his broken tusk, and in the other, a dish of sweetmeats. The orientation of Ganesha's trunk has symbolic significance. The trunk now turns to Ganesha's left. This is the path to achievement in the world. Our VEDAS and religious epics both mandate this attitude.
Ganesha is widely worshiped as the remover of obstacles, patron of the arts and sciences, and deva of intelligence and knowledge. He is honored at the outset of rituals and ceremonies since he is the deity of beginnings. During writing sessions, Ganesha is frequently worshipped as the patron of letters and wisdom.