• WordNet 3.6
    • n Ganesa Hindu god of wisdom or prophecy; the god who removes obstacles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Ganesa (Hindu Myth) The Hindu god of wisdom, prudence and prophesy; the remover of obstacles.☞ He is represented as a short, fat, red-colored man, with a large belly and the head of an elephant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ganesa ga-nē′sa the elephant-headed Hindu god of foresight and prudence.
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In literature:

Salutation to Ganesa the Elephant-Headed One, and to Shri the Lady of Beauty!
"The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories" by L. Adams Beck
The elder brother was a devout worshipper of Ganesa.
"Indian Fairy Tales"
Another of the most notable gods worshiped at Benares is Ganesa, the first born of Siva and one of his horrible wives.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
Let Ganesa be thought of, O Muni, for the purpose of writing the poem.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
After dinner Sir Modava told them about the Feast of Ganesa.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
Something similar may be seen in the worship of Ganesa: the first records of it are even later, but it is now universal in India.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Here Ganesa includes all the deities and the Pantheos.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
It was my patron saint Ganesa, god of success, who rides on a little rat.
"Honor: A Play in Four Acts" by Hermann Sudermann
There was a Ganesa temple on the way.
"Tales of the Sun" by Mrs. Howard Kingscote
In his divine aspect Ganesa is ruler over the hosts of heaven, the spirits which come and go to do Indra's will.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Ganesa, his character in Hindoo theology, 36.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton