Dollu-Vinayaka is the most worshipped deity in the Hindu religion. Vinayaka is widely revered as a remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. As the god of beginning, he is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. His image is found not only in India but also in Sri Lanka Thailand and Nepal. Wood carving was started in a village in Bengal by a group of talented artists called Sutradhar (woodcarver). The talented villagers carve Vinayaka from blocks of locally available wood (Mahogany & Mango) and paint them using bright colors. It comes in various sizes ranging from 12” to 42”. Dollu-Vinayaka is hand-crafted in Bengal by the Sutradhar or Bhaskar community who are the inhabitants of ravines of Ganga river belt in Bengal.