duties save the Indra Jatra festival.
Ganesh is the son of Durga, or Parvati,
and the son of Shiva. He has the head
of an elephant because, after he was created
from dust by Durga, he blocked the way
when his father came back. Shiva, flying
into a rage that he could not enter his
home, cut off the boy's head. At the insistence
of Parvati, he brought him back to life
but, being unable to find the head, he
gave him instead the head of a white elephant.
Bhairav, or Kumar, is a manifestation
of Shiva himself.