Lord Ganesha My favorite God the first that you pray to for enlightenment,the God of overcoming obstacles and patron saint of the arts. Whether you believe in this sort of thing or not the legend is compelling.
My current mantra practice: Aum shrim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye vara varada sarva janamme vashamanaya svaha There are several bija (seed) mantras in this mantra . Among other things, it signals, "Shower Your blessings, O Lord. I offer my ego as an oblation."