Ganapathy puja is performed before any venture is started. Ganesha is revered as the son of the Shiva and Parvati, and is always honored first in most worship services and rituals. Ganesha is also known as Vigneswara, Vinayaka, Gajamukha and Ainkaran. Ganpathy is the presiding deity of ‘Mooladhara Chakra’ which is one of the seven major energy centers in human body. He is worshipped for siddhi (success in undertakings), and buddhi (intelligence). He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature and the fine arts. Ganpati puja is performed to remove obstacles, to improve knowledge and wisdom.