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Ganapati is a name for the South Asian deity recognized by his human body and elephant head. While similar in appearance to a Hindu deity Ganesh, Ganapati is worshiped in some Buddhist contexts, as a deity of good luck and success, or as a wrathful deity in Vajrayana Buddhism. Conversely, Ganapati can also represent obstacles to be overcome, and is depicted trampled by some Buddhist deities (such as Mahakala).
Lord of the Hosts