India is a diverse country with many varied cultures, traditions, and faiths. Over 81% of Indians, according to a 2013 survey by the Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism, identify as religious. According to the 2011 census, 79.8% of those from this group identify as Hindus. Lord Ganesh is revered as the ultimate deity in India, a country of numerous gods and goddesses. Hindus undertake puja on any occasion and first give their prayers to the Ganesh idol before continuing with the remaining puja or event.
The science of vibrations described in the scriptures was traditionally used to guide the architecture of Mandirs. Today, however, Ganpati murtis come in a wide variety.