Ganesha is believed to be the lord who removes all obstacles from our lives. Find here the mantras dedicated to Sri Ganesh.

Ganesha Mantra

Lord Ganesha is believed to be the remover of all impediments and hence is called 'Vighneshwara' (remover of obstacles). The elephant deity is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is deeply revered across India and beyond. The pot bellied god is believed to govern wisdom, success and spiritual power. Before beginning any auspicious task, Lord Ganesha is invoked by prayers. Given below are the mantras dedicated to Ganpati with their meanings.

Vakrtund Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha |
Nirbhignam Kurumedaya Sarva Karyashu Sarvada |

This particular mantra or sloka is chanted before beginning any auspicious task. The Lord Ganpati as the remover of all impediments is invoked by reciting this mantra. The Lord of mighty body and possessing the curved trunk, who has the radiance of thousand suns, I pray to you to remove all hurdles from the task I intend to perform.

Aum Tatpurushaye vidmahe
Vakratundaye dhimahi
tanno dantih prachodayat

We dedicate our attention to the supreme being, we meditate looking at the curved tusk lord. We invoke you O lord to show us the right path.

Aum ekdantaya vidmahe
Vakratundaye dhimahi
tanno dantih prachodayat

O One tusked lord we pray to you. We meditate looking at him who has a curved tusk. We invoke you O lord to lead us towards the right path.

Aum Sri Ganeshaye Namah
This simple chant of the name of Sri Ganesh is perhaps the easiest way of invoking the god. This particular chant is especially taught to children to increase their memory and remove all fears from their young minds. The chant simply offers salutations to Sri Ganesha.

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