Ganesha, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka is a widely worshipped in the Hindu pantheon. His image is found throughout India and Nepal; Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations.  Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's elephant head makes him easy to identify. The name Ganesha is a Sanskrit compound, joining the words gana, meaning a group, multitude, or categorical system and isha, meaning lord or master. In one hand he holds lotus, which, although has roots in mud, shines on the surface of the water. In second hand he holds a plate of sweets, delicacy called laddus, these are traditional offerings to Ganesh signifying that man should engage in nishkama karma, action which is free from fruits or the results. In third hand he holds a tusk, which was broken off when his pen ran out of ink; he continued at the dictation of sage and wrote the divine scriptures. In forth hand he holds one hand in blessing, Abhayahasa, removal of fear, removal of obstacles.