The God of Success in front of Isetan was born with a human head only to be replaced with an Elephant head after being brought back to life for guarding his palace doors. Ganesh is traditionally worshipped before undertaking a major enterprise, and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and artists. His name means “Lord of the People”, Ganesh or Ganesha is a remover of obstacles, so is often approached by worshippers seeking success or accomplishment. A red lotus is the main offering among many that are dedicated to this Hindu deity. Others that you can see placed around the shrine include small effigies, garlands of bright-orange marigolds, sweets, and fruits. In front of the shrine is a plaque in English translating a mantra that should be spoken three times when praying. Nine joss sticks should be offered along with fruits (banana, apple, mango, coconut); thai sweets, red lotus or orange marigold flowers; or, small elephant statues. Meat should not be offered. The shrine is accessible 24 hours a day.