Among the pantheon of deities in India, Lord Ganesha is the most worshipped deity. As per Gannapatyarth vasheersh, Ganesha is worshipped first because he signifies the essence of human life in the same manner as the divine syllable Om represents the supreme power. Just as every mantra starts with Om similarly every ritual is started with the worship of Ganesha. He manifests himself to protect his devotees and to bless them.
Parad Ganesha is worshipped for removing obstacles, and attaining success, wealth, intellect and health. When one offers puja to this idol, it is equivalent to worshipping the entire family of Ganesha. This bestows peace and divine powers. It gives freedom from debt. Ganesha is known as Sumukha, Ekadanta, Kapila, Gajkarnnaka, Lambodara, Vikata, Vighna nashaka, Vinaayaka, Dhoomarketu, Gannaadhyaksha, Baalchandra and Gajanana.