A mantra is defined as a sacred Sanskrit phrase that has a powerful effect if repeated. People tend to chant Ganesh mantras before embarking on a new venture, such as starting a new job, as the Lord Ganesh is thought to bring success, prosperity and remove any bad experiences that may appear on your journey.
Lord Ganesh is known by many names. Each of his names signifies a different qualities or meanings associated with him. Some of the mantras below aid in removing any obstacles, hardship and suffering from your life while others relate directly to wealth and prosperity. These could be something to consider chanting during Ganesh Chaturthi and before the Ganesha Bumper takes place in September.
You may notice that many of the mantras below start with ‘Om’. This is because ‘Om’ or Aum is the source of all mantras. It is a syllable that represents the four states of consciousness – waking, dream, deep sleep and transcendental.
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
Vakratunda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa
Om Ganesh Rinnam Chhindhi Varenyam Hoong Namaah Phutt
Om Namo Siddhi Vinayakaya Sarva kaarya kartrey Sarva vighna prashamnay Sarvarjaya Vashyakarnaya Sarvajan Sarvastree Purush Aakarshanaya Shreeng Om Swaha
Om Hreeng Greeng Hreeng
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varad Sarvajan janmay Vashamanaye Swaha Tatpurushaye Vidmahe Vakratundaye Dhimahi Tanno Danti Prachodyat Om Shantih Shantih Shanthi
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Benefits of chanting mantras
Along with the individual benefits of chanting Ganesh mantras, it has been said that performing these chants regularly can remove fear and phobias from your life along with any enemy you may have. Chanting Ganesh’s mantras has also said to help you become a better person while boosting your progress and rewarding your efforts.
How to prepare
In order to properly prepare for any prayer service or Puja, there are some steps to follow and remember each time.
- You should make sure you have the proper pronunciation of the words you will be chanting. You can look the chants up on the internet to learn how to pronounce them.
- You should always make sure you are completely clean and fresh before worshipping.
- Always begin any service or Puja with the Ganesh Mantra first.
- You must approach mantra chanting with an intention and awareness of the mantra you are working with – this means to truly feel and believe the words you are repeating, not just repeating sounds.
- Make sure you are sitting in a comfortable position.
- Look into performing mantras in a group setting. It is said that a collective group of voices can have a powerful impact.
- Be prepared to recite some of the mantras 108 times. This is seen as the correct amount of times to chant. The number 108 has many references in spirituality – this could be a number you choose to play in the Ganesha Bumper draw.