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Ganesh.jpg Ganapatya is the religious sect that primarily worships Ganapati, the elephant-headed God, the son of Siva and Parvati. While Ganapati worship is done in all the major traditions, the Ganapatya religious sect treats Ganapati as the Supreme Godhead, Akshara Brahman. Besides the Veda and Saiva Puranas, the main scriptures followed by Ganapatya-s are the Ganapatya Agama-s. The religion is most prevalent in Maharasthra.