Ganesh is also Called the god of obstacles (Vighneshwara). He is an elephant- headed deity, the god of wisdom and success. He is most popular in the Kathmandu Valley. Ganesh is also represented at the entrance of Buddhist Temple where he is placed opposite mahakal. Ganesh is represented in several forms in sculpture. He has only one tusk is pot-bellied, twinkle- eyed and elegant and is the jolly son of Lord Shiva. He is honoured at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as the Patron of Letters during writing sessions.
In Nepal, Ganesh is also included in guardian Deities. They are worshiped both by the Hindus and Buddhists.