Ganesh Mantra and its benefits

The first one

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The first one

In Indian mythology and cultural context, Lord Ganesha is given the first place when it comes to any spiritual practice. Mantras are also not alien to this practice. Ganesh Mantra is recited in the beginning of almost all the Vedic rituals.

One of the most powerful mantras

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One of the most powerful mantras

Ganesh Mantra is believed to be one of the most powerful mantras that a practitioner can use. It has so much potential when it comes to the science of mantras.

Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha

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Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha

The famous Gamesh mantra reads this. In simple terms, it means I salute the Lord of groups.

Overlord of Muladhara

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Overlord of Muladhara

Lord Ganesha is believed to be the overlord of Muladhara chakra, and therefore this mantra is used to activate the energy lying dormant in that chakra.

According to Kundalini yoga

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According to Kundalini yoga

Mula means the root and Adhara means foundation. Once we have activated the energy latent in this chakra, the whole system is well sustained.

Removal of obstacles

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Removal of obstacles

The main motive for this mantra is to pray for removal of obstacles. It means that this mantra is a positive affirmation of life as it wants to move forward.

A small example

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A small example

I remember we were participating in a mantra yoga class in Gurgaon. The group was small one and had only 8 people. There was a musician among them who knew Indian classical vocals.

Playing Tanpura with this mantra

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Playing Tanpura with this mantra

While reciting this mantra and supporting it with the sound of a tanpura, we felt a deep vibration and blissful experience within us. And then he told us that in music also, ga is considered as a dense swara, which helps in bringing the whole self back to yourself.

Another example

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Another example

Another example I want to give is about a group in the US. This mantra has a power to move you to tears and I saw it happening with one of my friends.

It wells you up

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It wells you up

The mantras, as it happens with lots of them, well you up and fill you up to the brim. Often, you feel like spilling it out in the form of cries, tears, etc.

Lots of mantras for Ganesha

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Lots of mantras for Ganesha

Without doubt, lord Ganesha is the overlord of many mantras and all are equally potent. It’s about the choice and orientation that you have towards any particular one that will make it your favorite one.

More in the heart

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More in the heart

The efficacy of any mantra basically depends upon the feelings and emotions with which you recite and chant it. The more intense is your feeling, the more chances are there for its blossoming.

Reciting like a parrot

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Reciting like a parrot

If you tend to recite any mantra like a parrot does because it knows the art of mimicking and does not know the meaning and significance, you will not get the benefit thereof. As mentioned earlier, it is all about your intentions and feelings.

Show-off is more prevalent nowadays

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Show-off is more prevalent nowadays

Without doubt, people involve themselves in show-off and swagger without caring for what potential a mantra contains. They are concerned about their image as the one who can recite the mantra well, but not with pure intentions. Without doubt, there is no benefit in that type of practice.

What’s your mantra

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What’s your mantra

What’s your call on this? Do you agree that Ganesh mantras have great potential and can help your spiritual growth? Share your views.

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