The Elephant is Lord Ganesha, the young man with the elephant head. Here is an image of an idol of Ganesha being taken in a procession.
He is also known as Ganapathi, the leader of the celestial army called the Ganas. He has no other master above him, so he is worshipped first in any puja, rite, temple activity or ritual activity.
- The well known symbol of Hinduism is the OM