Ganesh, the vighna-vinashak, one who removes all obstacles. So he is also worshipped before starting any venture or work so that the task could be completed without any obstructions.
Lord Ganesha has a elephant head which depicts the immense knowledge and wisdom. His trunk symbolizes the fact that the wise person has both immense strength and fine discrimination as it has the ability of uprooting a tree as well as is capable of picking up a needle. Here his trunk face towards the right which are also called the siddhi Vinayak because it is believed to bring siddhi or quick result on being worshipped correctly. It is masculine and has fiery nature but can give quick results.
His big ears make him a lord who hears all the problems of his devotees. This idol has 4 hands, in one hand he holds ankusha and in another passa, tools to control the untamable wild mind. In other hand he holds his broken tusk which symbolizes sacrifice and is the symbolism of a wise person beyond duality. In his fourth hand he holds ladoos which are depicted to be the reward of wise life. Here Ganesha is shown sitting with one foot on the ground and other foot folded, this shows he belongs to the earth but not entirely. He is pot bellied with a snake tied on it.