You must have read or seen, written or drawn ‘Ganeshaya Namah’ (Salutation to Ganesh) on the first page of a book or the front of houses, shops and in the opening of a ledger. It is also a common practice to worship Lord Ganesh by the side of goddess Lakshmi on the night of Diwali. Surely, you would like to know who Lord Ganesh or Ganeshji is and what place or importance He has in Hindu religion. He is called the god of wisdom. No auspicious act or ritual is begun without invoking Him.