Lord Ganesha’s mantra is Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. Ganesha’s Mantra can be chanted out loud or internally. The mantra has been used throughout the centuries, and it is believed that the sacred power of words and the accompanying sounds in mantra aid in spiritual progression (transcending into higher states of consciousness) and effect healing in the physical and energetic bodies.
We strongly recommend the practice of chanting the mantra for 40 days during a spiritual ritual at the same time every day.
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Translation of Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
A very loose translation might be:
Om = Salutations! Everyone wake up!
Gam = The secret power sound of Ganesh. It is his “seed syllable” or bija mantra.
Ganapataye = Another name of Ganesh, the breaker of obstacles.
Namaha = Yo! Ganesh! You da God!
The pronunciation is also pretty easy:
Om = ohm or aum
Gam = Somewhere between “gahm” and “gum”. In some dialects, it is “guhng”.
Ganapataye = gah-nah-paht-ah-yeh
Namaha – Nah-mah-ha
Who is Ganesha?
Referred to as Lord Ganesha, he is the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge. He is the remover of obstacles and guardian of beauty, prosperity, grace and compassion. Lord Ganesha is the first deity to be reverenced in Hindu rites. He is a guardian of doors of houses and temples. He is the God that removes the internal and external obstacles to our success, and he is the one that grants the opening of your spiritual gifts. He is also the protector of all beings.
Lord Ganesha is the Guardian of Knowledge, representing the sage, or a state of consciousness where a man reaches self-realization and plenitude of gifts. He removes all obstacles in the spiritual path and brings worldly success.
Ganesha has an elephant head on a man’s body. He is seen riding on a mouse, representing that he has killed egoism.