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Become Grounded with Om Gan Ganpataye Namah

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The Ganesha mantra channels one’s root chakra to help foster stability.

Lyrics in of Ganapati Mantra in Sanskrit:

ॐ गं गणपतये नम:

Lyrics of Ganapati Mantra in English:

Om Gan Ganapataye Namah

Meaning of Ganapati Mantra:

Salutations to Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.

The Significance of Om Gan Ganpataye Namah

Lord Ganesha is a Hindu deity, an elephant-headed demi-god, the lord of success. He is often depicted with four arms holding different items, such as a lotus (a symbol of enlightenment) and a hatchet. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. 

Ganesha is considered the Remover of Obstacles, the Keeper of the Lock, the Guide and Protector of the Right Path, and the Lord of Beginnings and of the Mental State. Ganesha has a body of four arms and rides a mouse-deer to aid him. He is the Patron of the Arts and Learning. The significance of Ganesh is that he is a powerful deity and is believed to ward of the negative forces of life.

Ganesha is believed to govern the root chakra. The root chakra is the part of the body that is physical and rooted in the ground. It’s not surprising that we would associate this chakra with the ground since we’re all rooted in the Earth. The root chakra is thought to govern our physical needs (surviving), our sexual urges, and our ability to attract financial wealth.

How Mantras Work

A mantra is the name of a sacred sound, word or phrase chanted many times in order to enhance meditation or prayer. Mantras are used in many religions and spiritual practices. As with religious worship, they are used to focus the mind, to develop concentration, and to bring about a calm and peaceful state of mind. 

The practice and teaching of mantra meditation is an ancient one, and studied by many cultures across the world.

Benefits of Chanting Om Gan Ganpataye Namah

The Ganesha mantra is a short prayer that is chanted for the purpose of purifying the self, calming the mind, attuning with the divine, and attaining self-realization. Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha is commonly used to ward off any negative influence that may increase your chances of encountering some evil spirit. 

Besides invoking the energy of Ganesha, reciting this mantra also have the following benefits:

  • Inspires transformation
  • Blesses new beginnings
  • Eliminates hurdles, fear, and negativity
  • Brings courage and luck when facing new challenges
  • Invites success and abundance

How to Chant Om Gan Ganpataye Namah

This mantra is chanted before getting into a new car or any other vehicle, before starting a new venture, at the beginning of a new school, when entering a new home or office, and on other such occasions. The mantra is also chanted at the beginning and end of each day and can be repeated 108 times. It can also be practiced using mala beads.

Listen to Om Gan Ganpataye Namah

Om Gan Ganpataye Namah is the most sacred mantra in the Hindu religion. The entire mantra is composed of just six sounds. Learn to recite it in your daily life to welcome change, bring peace, health, prosperity, and joy. If you cannot chant it, try to listen to the Mantra when you are doing different chores in your daily life.