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Ganesha (sanskrit: गणेश), also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka, is the elephant headed God.

Ganesha, the final presiding deity of nakshatra Uttara Ashadha, is the only deity with an elephant's head. Ganesha is always portrayed as having a full right tusk and a cut left tusk. Ganesha is seen as the "Lord of Beginnings" and "Remover of Obstacles" and his blessings are sought in all beginnings.

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