Definition of Ganesh in English:

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Ganesh

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈnāSH/
(also Ganesha /-ˈnāSHə/) Hinduism
An elephant-headed deity, son of Shiva and Parvati. Worshiped as the remover of obstacles and patron of learning, he is usually depicted colored red, with a potbelly and one broken tusk, riding a rat. Also called Ganapati.

Origin

From Sanskrit Gaṇeśa 'lord of the ganas' (Shiva's attendants).

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Syllabification: Ga·nesh

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