Lord Ganapati is one of the foremost beloved deities all over India. He is the primary deity to be worshiped as he will remove all obstacles. Ganapati is wide revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and so the deva of intellect and knowledge. Ganapati has 108 names. The most popular names are Ganesh (lord of Shiva Ganas), Vinayaka, Vighneshvara (removal of obstacles), and Ganapati.