The Hindu God Ganesha is considered to be the master of wisdom, guardian of knowledge and obstacle remover. All the devotees invoke prayers in favor of Ganesha to bring in positive energy to them and favorable results to their ventures. The Ganesha mantras are also known as Siddhi Mantras. Ganesha is known in different forms and by a number of names, and some of the names are Ganapati, Vignesha, Pillayar, Vinayak, Ekadenta, Lambodara, Gajanana.
Ganesh is usually depicted colored red; he is pot bellied, has one tusk broken, and has four arms that may hold a noose called a pasam, an elephant goad, and a pot of rice, or his favorite sweets, laddus. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.
Ganesh is also patron of letters and of learning; he is the legendary scribe who, using his commonly held broken tusk, wrote down parts of the Mahabharata Epic.
Here, are some of the most popular mantras of Lord Ganesha, which are used to please Him.
Benefits of Chanting Ganesh Mantra
- Goddess Lakshmi is Ganesha’s step mother; with her he grants prosperity, abundance, riches, happiness, money, wealth, good luck and all material successes.
- With Goddess Saraswati, Ganesha grants scholarship, educational success, intelligence, sharp mind, knowledge, focus, mind powers, and spirituality.
- In Hinduism Lord Ganesha is worshiped at the beginning of every auspicious occasion. Chanting of Ganesh Mantra is considered very auspicious and divine.
- Chanting Ganesh Mantra removes each and every enemy of the devotee’s life and he/she gets focus and clarity. Chanting of his mantras also removes fears and phobia.
- Chanting Ganesh Mantra not only gives rewards for one’s efforts but accelerates one’s progress and helps to become a better person in life.
Correct way to recite Ganesh Mantras:
So, to get best results and invoke Lord Ganesha to bring success, wealth, good luck, peace and to dispel fear and set twisted paths and minds straight, one should keep certain things in mind before he begins the incantation of the Ganesh mantras. They are as follows :
- One should freshen up completely before beginning the prayer service.
- One should Devote oneself completely to Lord Ganesha and open himself to the positivity of the Universe.
- One should always begin any kind of Puja offering by chanting the Ganesh Mantra first and follow this routine with dedication.
Lord Ganesha is the epitome of focus and clarity in the midst of a gray world which is full of duality and confusion. One should, thus, dedicate his Inner Self to Lord Ganesha and chant these mantras for happiness and enlightenment as well as good health, abundant wealth and good luck and witness his life transform before his very own eyes.
Vakratunda Ganesh Mantra
One of the most important and also one of the most common Ganpati Mantras, this is the Ganesh mantra for wealth, and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Goddess Riddhi (Hindu Goddess of Prosperity) and Goddess Siddhi (Hindu Goddess of spiritual enlightenment).
“वक्रतुंड महा-काया सूर्य-कोट्टी समाप्रभा”
निर्विघ्नं कुरु में देवा सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा ||”
“Vakratunda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa ||”
- Vakra – means one that is not straight.
- Vakratunda – means curved trunk.
- Mahakaya – means large body, if we see that in a more divine sense it means most powerful.
- Suryakoti – means ‘Surya’ or sun and koti means crore.
- Samprabha – means ‘prabha – aura, grandeur’ , ‘sama- like’.
- Suryakoti samprabha – means whose aura is like light of crores of sun put together.
- Nirvgnam – obstacle free.
- Kurume – give me.
- Deva – means God.
- Sarva – means all.
- Karyeshu -work.
- Sarvada -always.
Full meaning : “Oh god with curved trunk, large body whose aura is like light of crores of sun, Please make my entire work obstacle free, forever.”
Benefit : Chanting of this mantra invokes Lord Ganesha to remove every obstacle between one and one’s well-being and helps to achieve wealth, wisdom, good luck, prosperity and success in all the endeavors.
Ganesh Gayatri Mantra
In a fight with Guru Parashuram, he threw an axe at Lord Gajanan which was a gift to him by his father. So to honor this gift, Ganesha chose to bear the axe’s blow instead of destroying it. Ganesha thus lost one his tusk, but gained humility and modesty.
“ओम् एकदंताय विधामहे, वक्रतुंडय धिमही,
तन्नो दंति प्रचोदयाती”
“Aum Ekadantaya Viddhamahe, Vakratundaye Dhimahi,
Tanno Danti Prachodayat॥”
- Ekadantaya – The one with the single tusked elephant tooth.
- Viddhamahe – who is omnipresent.
- Vakratunda – Curved trunk.
- Dhimahi – We meditate upon and pray for greater intellect.
- Tanno Danti – We bow before the one with the single tusked elephant tooth.
- Prachodayat – Illuminate our minds with wisdom.
Full meaning : “We pray to the one with the single-tusked elephant tooth who is omnipresent. We meditate upon and pray for greater intellect to the Lord with the curved, elephant-shaped trunk. We bow before the one with the single-tusked elephant tooth to illuminate our minds with wisdom.” Ekadanta referring to one tusk in the elephant face means that God broke the duality and made us to have a complete one-pointed mind.
Benefit : This Mantra encourages modesty, righteousness and high end wisdom in those who chant it.
Basic Ganpati Mantra
ओम गम गणपतये नमः
“Om Gam Ganapataye Namah”
Meaning : It means bowing down to the Almighty Ganpati with all our existence and accepting all his great qualities in our self being.
Benefit : It wards off all the negativities from one’s life before beginning any work. Chanting of this mantra ensures success in all the new ventures that one wishes to undertake.
Lord Ganesha is known by his many names. All his names signify the meaning or qualities associated with him.
“Om Ganadhyakhsaya Namah”
“ओम गणध्याक्षय नमः”
Meaning : Ganadhyaksay – Gana means ‘a group’ and ‘Adhyaksh’ means ‘one who is leader of the group’.
Benefit : One can use this Mantra to ensure the well being of a particular state or a city. One can even chant this Mantra to improve or build upon one’s personal leadership characteristics.
“ओम गजाननय नमः”
“Om Gajananaya Namah”
Meaning : Gajanan here means One who carries the elephant head. In Sanskrit, gaj means elephant. This Mantra says that if God can carry the elephant’s head to survive and fulfill his duties, even we should put aside our ego and live our lives dutifully.
Benefit : This Mantra motivates such humble living and chanting of it helps one attain his/her inner peace and consciousness.
“ओम विघ्ननाश्नय नमः
”Om Vignanaashnay Namah”
Meaning : Ganpati is also worshiped to remove obstacles from one’s life. Here vigna means obstacles and nashnay means One who removes obstacles.
Benefit : If one is facing problems with his social life, at work or with interpersonal relationships, it can be made easier by chanting this mantra.
“ओम लम्बोदराय नमः”
“Om Lambodaraya Namah”
Meaning : Ganesha is known to love his food, and has a big, round belly. ‘Lambodar’ thus refers to him as a God who has a big belly.
Benefit : Chanting this mantra allows an individual to love and be one with the whole universe, just like Lord Ganpati.
“ओम सुमुखाय नमः”
“Om Sumukhaya Namah”
Meaning : Sumukh means ‘One with a pleasing face’. Lord Ganesha lost his head, and replaced it with that of an elephant’s. However, his good spirit and pure soul shone through even on his elephant face, and this made him look beautiful and calm.
Benefit : This Mantra allows one to look past one’s shortcomings, identify and improve upon one’s inner beauty.
“ओम गजकर्णिकाय नमः”
“Om Gajkarnikaya Namah”
Meaning : Gaj means Elephant and Karnikay means ears. With the elephant’s head and elephant ears, Ganesh was unable to listen to everything from all sources.
Benefit : This Mantra allows us to be just like him, and hear and accept only that which is good. Chanting the mantra shields us from external negativity and helps us overcome the stress caused by it.
“ओम विकटाय नमः”
“Om Vikataya Namah”
Meaning : Here ‘Vikat’ means ‘difficult’.
Benefit : The world is full of difficult situations, and often one may find himself disheartened and unable to focus. This Mantra reminds him that his ultimate goal is salvation, and no matter what happens, he should not lose sight of it. This Ganpati Mantra will keep his eyes on this long-term goal and motivate him towards salvation.
“ओम विनायकाय नमः”
”Om Vinayakaya Namah”
Meaning : ‘Vinayaka’ is the name of Ganesha in the golden age. Vinayaka means ‘something under control’ and also means ‘the Lord of resolving problems’.
Benefit : So by realizing this mantra, one’s life will have a golden age. In one’s office and in his work, he’ll be the boss.
The Rinn Harta Mantra
“ओम गणेश रिनंम छिंदी वरेण्यम हूं नमः फूट”
“Om Ganesh Rinnam Chhindhi Varenyam Hoong Namaah Phutt”
Meaning : ‘Rinn Harta’ is another name for Lord Ganesha and the English meaning of which is ‘The giver of wealth’. In Hindi, the meaning of Rinn harta or Rhinaharta is derived from the words ‘Rinn’ or ‘Rinnam’ meaning ‘debt’ and ‘harta’ meaning ‘remover’.
Benefit : The Rinn harta mantra or the Rhinaharta mantra is the Lord Ganesha mantra for wealth and prosperity in life as Lord Ganesha is requested to keep debts and poverty away and bring abundance in life.
Siddhi Vinayak Mantra
The Siddhi Vinayak mantra is also one of the most important Ganesh mantras.
“ओम नमो सिद्धि विनायकाय सर्व कार्या करत्रे सर्व विघ्न प्रशमनय सर्वराजय वश्यकर्णय सर्वजन सर्वस्त्री पुरुष आकर्षण श्रृंग ओम स्वाहा।”
“Om Namo Siddhi Vinayakaya Sarva kaarya kartrey Sarva vighna prashamnay Sarvarjaya Vashyakarnaya Sarvajan Sarvastree Purush Aakarshanaya Shreeng Om Swaha.”
Meaning : The word ‘Siddhi Vinayak’ in Hindi means ‘the God of Achievement and Enlightenment’. The Mantra in English, therefore, means – “O Lord of Wisdom and Happiness, only you make every endeavor and everything possible; You are the remover of all obstacles and you have enchanted every being in the Universe, you are the Lord of all women and all men, amen.”
Benefit : This Sanskrit Ganesha mantra is recited 108 times in the proper way to achieve peace, prosperity and Siddhi (Achievement) of spiritual enlightenment, material fulfillment and strong social influence.
The Shaktivinayak Mantra
“ओम हरेंग ग्रीन्ग हरेंग”
“Om Hreeng Greeng Hreeng”
Meaning : In Hindi, Shakti means power and Vinayak means ‘the Supreme master’.
Benefit : The Shaktivinayak Ganesh mantra is incanted for financial success and prosperity. It is a powerful mantra for good health and good luck. This mantra is typically recommended to be repeated 108 times in the proper way.
Ganesh Mool Mantra
The Ganesha Mool Mantra is also known as the Ganesha Beeja mantra or the Beeja mantra. In Hindi, ‘Beej’ means seed – the source of everything in the universe. This powerful mantra combines several of the Ganpathi beeja mantras, especially the beeja or the seed sonic vibration associated with Lord Ganpati –‘Gam’.
“ओम श्रीं ह्रीं क्लें ग्लौं गम गणपतये वर वरद सर्वजन जनमय वाशमनये स्वाहा तत्पुरुषाय विद्माहे वक्रतुंडे धिमहि तन्नो दंति प्रचोदयत ओम शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः”
“Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varad Sarvajan janmay Vashamanaye Swaha Tatpurushaye Vidmahe Vakratundaye Dhimahi Tanno Danti Prachodayat Om Shantih Shantih Shantihi”
Meaning : The Ganesh Mool mantra is the most succinct and powerful Lord Ganesha mantra of all. This mantra celebrates the unique and divine form of God Ganpati (Ganesha) and his powers. The Ganesha Mool (root) Mantra, beginning with the incantation of ‘Om’ evokes positivity, purity, energy and the presence of Lord Ganpati in one’s life.
Benefit : The Ganesh Mool Mantra is believed to create a powerful aura around one’s body because of the cosmic energy in the sound vibrations of the Sanskrit words. This mantra is uniquely musical and lifts the mind to a state of trance. It is widely chanted during Pujas and Yagyas to please Lord Ganesha. It brings peace, good luck, success and removes all obstacles from one’s life if incanted in the proper way.