Definition of Ganesh in US English:

Ganesh

(also Ganesha)

proper noun

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).

Pronunciation

Ganesh

/ɡəˈnāSH/