I was confused by this for multiple reasons.
#1 Although I adopt Buddhist understandings, I am not Hindu and do not believe in "deities" -only divine beings of Heaven like Saints and Angels.
#2 It's an Elephant. While I do believe some animals are saints like Balto and Hidalgo, most sainted animals do not come across to humanity as being more or less human-like themselves in mannerisms and behavior.
#3 I didn't even know his name. I thought it was "Gamesh".
But this image came to me and seemed important to draw. The main significance of this being to me was that when he looked at towards me it felt like he could "See" me. Like he understood me. This is an intelligent being of wisdom and/or knowing more than anything.
Then I went to watch my friend's house April 7th, yesterday. My friend is very business savvy and distantly spiritual/open-minded. But when I was sitting on the floor I saw this note attached to a wall hanging she had:
Still don't know that much about Ganesh, other than how to spell his name correctly now. Not sure that that being does, only that Katie seems to have a connection to him and God found a way to reach back through me.
The other weird thing about the image I saw was that the elephant moved, so it was again almost like a video clip. He was clearly wearing some kind of vest/jacket and appeared in front of some kind of mandala/chakra/flower design.