Ganesha

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see HinduismHinduism
, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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Ganesha

wisdom god having a human body and an elephant head. [Hindu Myth.: Leach, 440]
See: Wisdom
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