Sirkata Ganesha

The bedeaded Ganesha.

Parvati had created a son to keep watch while she took a bath. When Shiva came home, this son blocked his way. He beheaded him. When Parvati explained to him that he had beheaded his son, he ordered that the head of the first being that came on the way should be brought to him. It was an elephant and so the son got an elephant’s head.