Hindu God With Elephant Head?

Why does Ganesha have the head of an elephant?

Lord Shiva, then placed the head on Ganesha’s body and gave him life and his blessings. Hence, Ganesha has a human body and an elephant head. According to some other legends, Ganesha’s elephant head is symbolic of his big brain or vast knowledge and wisdom. Goddess Parvati started preparing for a bath.

Who is the elephant Hindu god?

Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors.

Is Ganesha male or female?

She does not have a consistent name and is known by various names — Stri Ganesha (“female Ganesha”), Vainayaki, Gajananā (“elephant-faced”), Vighneshvari (“Mistress of obstacles”) and Ganeshani, all of them being feminine forms of Ganesha’s epithets Vinayaka, Gajanana, Vighneshvara and Ganesha itself.

Where is the original head of Ganesha?

He immediately returned to Mount Kailash and brought Ganesh back to life fixing the young elephant’s head to the infant’s headless body thus bringing the Elephant God to life.