Ganesh is one of the best-known and most worshipped deities in Hinduism. Widely revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Ganesha is the supreme deity.
The large elephant head symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life. ... The Trishul (weapon of Shiva, similar to Trident) over forehead symbolizes time (past, present and future) and Lord Ganesha's mastery over it.
***Approximately 1 1/4" tall***