- Ganesha is that the formless Divinity – encapsulated during a magnificent form, for the advantage of the devotee. As per Hindu mythology, he’s the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Gan means group. A universe may be a group of atoms and different energies. This universe would be in chaos if there were no supreme law governing these diverse groups of entities. The Lord of these groups of atoms and energies is Ganesha. He’s the supreme consciousness that pervades all and brings order to the present universe.