Ganpati, the chubby, gentle, wise, elephant-headed, is one of Hinduism’s most popular divinities. Chanting Ganesha mantras gives wisdom, peace, and wealth. Ganesh is the remover of barriers, worshipers first acknowledge him when they visit a temple. Ganesh is also a leader of letters and of learning. Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major initiative and is the patron of academics, bankers, scribes, and authors.
His name means both “Lord of the People” (Gana means the common people) and “Lord of the Ganas” (Ganesha is the chief of the Ganas, the goblin hosts of Shiva). Ganesha is potbellied and generally described as holding in his hand a few round Indian sweets, of which he is inordinately attached. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.
His vehicle (vahana) is the large Indian bandicoot rat, which signifies Ganesha’s ability to defeat anything to get what he desires. Like a rat and like an elephant, Ganesha is a remover of obstacles. The 10-day late-summer (August–September) festival Ganesh Chaturthi is devoted to him. People Chant these Ganesha Mantras to evoke positive energy in their lives.
In Ganesh’s four hands, he holds various things, as do many deities. These objects are particularly important for expressing how each deity can help us progress throughout life. These mantras are also known as Siddhi Mantras. Ganesha is known in different names Vignharta, Gajanana, Lambodara, Vinayaka, Ekdant, Bhalchandra, Sumukh, etc. You can also find these names in most of the Ganesha Mantras.
Here, are some of the most famous Lord Ganesha Mantras, which are used to please him.
Ganesha Chaturthi Puja Mantra
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥
Vakratunda Mahakaya, Surya Koti Samaprabaha Nirvighnam Kurumedeva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada
Meaning: Greetings to the one who has a curved trunk, and an immense body, the one who illuminates the glow of millions of Suns, and to the one who eliminates obstacles of a common man. May he bless all our endeavors and remove obstacles from our path.
Ganesha Gayatri Mantra Jaap
ॐ एकदन्ताय विद्महे वक्रतुंडाय धीमहि तन्नो बुदि्ध प्रचोदयात॥
Aum Ekadantaya Viddhamahe, Vakratundaya Dhimahi, Tanno Danti Prachodayat
Meaning: “We entreat to the one with the single-tusked elephant tooth who is infinite. We think upon and pray for the greater understanding of the Lord with the curved, elephant-shaped trunk. We kneel before the one with the single-tusked elephant tooth to lighten our minds with enlightenment.”
Siddhi Vinakaya Mantra
ॐ नमो सिद्धि विनायकाय सर्व कार्य कर्त्रे सर्व विघ्न प्रशमनाय सर्व राज्य वश्यकरणाय सर्वजन सर्वस्त्री पुरुष आकर्षणाय श्रीं ॐ स्वाहा ॥
Om Namo Siddhi Vinayakaya Sarva kaarya kartrey Sarva vighna prashamnay Sarvarjaya Vashyakarnaya Sarvajan Sarvastree Purush Aakarshanaya Shreeng Om Swaha
Meaning: “O Lord of Wisdom and Happiness, only you make every endeavor and everything possible; You are the remover of all barriers and you have delighted every being in the Universe, you are the Lord of all women and all men, amen.”
Ganesha Mool Mantra
ओम् श्रीं ह्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं गम गणपतये वर वरद सर्वजन जनमाय वशमानय स्वाहा तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि तन्नो दन्ति प्रचोदयात् ओम शांतिं शांतिति शांतिति ॥
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varad Sarvajan janmay Vashamanaye Swaha Tatpurushaye Vidmahe Vakratundaye Dhimahi Tanno Danti Prachodyat Om Shantih Shantih Shantihi
Meaning: The Ganesh Mool mantra is the most succinct and powerful Lord Ganesha mantras 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.
Trilokya Mohan Ganesha Mantra
ॐ वक्रतुण्डैक दंष्ट्राय क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं गं गणपते वर वरद सर्वजनं मे वशमानय स्वाहा॥
Om Vakratundaik Danstraya Kling Hring Shring Gan Ganapataya Vara Varada Sarvajanan Me Vashmanaya Swaha
Meaning: This Trilokya Mohan Ganesha Mantra helps in delivering peace to the life of newly married couples. Any Obstacles or challenges can be sunk with this mantra chanting. This Mantra brings positivity and belief among husband and wife.
Lord Ganesha is the essence of focus and simplicity in the midst of a gray world that is full of duality and complexity. One should, thus, dedicate his inner self to Lord Ganesha and chant these Ganesha mantras for peace and enlightenment as well as good health, plentiful fortune, and good luck and behold his life modify before his very own eyes. These Ganesha Mantras will bless you with a special piece of serenity and prosperity.