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Lord Ganesh: Origin And Stories Of The Hindu Elephant God - VedSutra. Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh & Murugan- A Family Of Gods Image Source: Wikipedia Hindu scriptures describe Ganesh or Lord Ganesha as the first son of Lord Shiva with his wife Parvati. Independently, both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati also play pivotal roles in Hindu mythology and have temples dedicated to them in different parts of India and other regions of the world which have a significant base of Hindu devotees.

Lord Shiva is considered to be a part of the ‘Trimurti’ – the three forms of the Supreme God which are together responsible for the creation, preservation and destruction of everything in the universe. While Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu play the roles of creating and preserving the universe respectively, Lord Shiva is considered to be the destroyer.

Lord Shiva’s wife, Goddess Parvati is considered to be one of the many forms of the Supreme Hindu Goddess Shakti and is associated with nurturing qualities. Image Source- Flickr The Birth of Ganesh: The Foremost Hindu God God Ganesh vs.