In Meat and Livestock Australia criticised for advert of vegetarian Hindu God Ganesha, it's claimed that the Hindu deity Ganesha is regarded as vegetarian:

Indian Society of Western Australia spokesman Nitin Vashisht said the ad was insensitive.

"[He is a] vegetarian teetotaller, and that's really God for us and most of the Indian community.

However, Meat is right, for these Ganesha worshippers features some individuals making meat offerings to Ganesha, and does not explicitly say that this is unusual or that Ganesha is vegetarian.

Is Ganesha considered vegetarian by Hindus?

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    This question seems far better suited to Hinduism. – jwodder Sep 7 '17 at 0:02
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    @AndrewGrimm: Wait, where do you want nonsensical content? – Oddthinking Sep 7 '17 at 8:32
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    I doubt this is answerable within the scope of the site. There is no such thing as one Hindu dogma, just like there isn't one for Islam, Christianity etc. Wouldn't the fact that this caused a controversy be proof that at least some Hindus consider him a vegetarian? – Jordy Sep 7 '17 at 10:47
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    @Oddthinking by "nonsense", I mean things that no knowledgeable expert would say, like "jet fuel can't melt steel beams". – Andrew Grimm Sep 7 '17 at 12:19
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    @jamesqf, it's a little more complicated than that. Most traditions hold that he had a human head which was later replaced by an elephant's head. But from a strict biological sense, I'd concede that it would be hard for him to chew meat. – Jordy Sep 8 '17 at 6:56

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