Six secrets of Ganesha

Ganesha is a very old deity in the Hindu pantheon, a deity who has accumulated multiple attributes over time. Despite his popularity, there are many things that are puzzling about the deity. This video tries to explore answers some commonly asked questions about the god:

  1. Why is Ganesha invoked first before we start anything new?
  2. How did the puny little mouse become Ganesha’s vahana?
  3. Why is Ganesha shown with a snake around his hips?
  4. Why is Ganesha pot-belied?
  5. Why is Ganesha depicted along with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth?
  6. Is Ganesha married?