In Jainism, Ganesha occasionallyfound a place alongside Mahavir.
The story is that this lingam represents a plate of rice and lentils.
In that valley, Ganapati guards the Buddhist viharaswhere bhajans are sung in his praise. In Greece, Janus,the god in Greek mythology after whom the month of January was named, has thehead of an elephant.
Sankashti Chaturthi - Ganesh Chaturthi Wallpaper
Since was once a land of Hinduism and Buddhism, there were probably other Ganeshaimages in that were later destroyed.
According to legend, Asoka’s daughter Charumati built a temple for Ganesha in , and the earliest surviving Ganeshas in belong to the 8th century.