Ganesha, the god of wisdom and good fortune and the patron of learning and letters, is popular because he is gentle and helpful. Ganesha is depicted as an elephant-headed man to express the unity of man, the small being, with the Great Being, God. The Messenger teaches that the elephant-god Ganesha has the infinite memory of the Mind of God. Hindus believe Ganesha can remove obstacles, including obstacles to devotion. He is traditionally invoked before writing a book or at the beginning of any project. Elephant God of India. He is in charge of removing all obstacles.