Relief depicting Ganesa, early 11th century. Museum no. IM.103-1916

Relief depicting Ganesa, early 11th century. Museum no. IM.103-1916

Relief depicting Ganesa
Palitana, gujarat, western India  
Early 11th century
Buff-coloured sandstone, carved in high relief
Museum no. IM.103-1916

Other popular deities who are also worshipped by Hindus include Sri Laksmi, the goddess of good fortune and prosperity, and Ganesa, the elephant-headed god who helps to overcome obstacles. He is worshipped at the beginning of undertakings such as a journey, a business venture or a period of study.