The wonderful La Belette Rouge alerted me to the fact that of course Ganesh is the Remover of Obstacles. If you look closely at the photo, you can see that the upright hand closest to the daisies is holding something. It's a convenient lasso, which is supposed to capture & then eliminate all your obstacles. I was thrilled! Just what I need right now.
Sadly, I knocked off one of Ganesh's other arms - one that is holding something - maybe a shell or a writing implement of some sort. I hope to hell that this Slight Wounding doesn't diminish His effectiveness. At least the lasso is intact.