India's rich spirituality begins with Ganesha. Even the most austere yogi starts his inward journey by invoking the God who softens karma and guides dharma. He reigns over our beginnings, our changes, earthly decisions and problems--always there when needed, never aloof. Here a Hindu master invites us into Ganapati's interior meaning, rites, mantras and sacred symbols, unfolding an intimate depiction of the mysterious Deity. Loving Ganesha is part of the conprehensive works of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, a traditional satguru immersed in the global Hindu renaissance for half a centry, named by New Delhi's World Religious Parliament as a Jagadacharya or world teacher, and elected one of three presidents to represent Sanatana Dharma at the 1993 Chicago Parliament of World's Religions.