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Manifest Success & Ignite Your Energy Centers With This Empowering Ganesha Mantra

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 You have probably seen a statue of Ganesha at your favorite yoga studio or on the t-shirt of the guy who sold you your last cup of kombucha. The masculine elephant-headed deity, known by the name of Ganesha, is one of the most worshiped and highly respected gods in Hinduism.Daily Ganesha Mantra for Wisdom and Prosperity: Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha 

I was first exposed to the mantras of Ganesha while studying yoga in southern India. During this enriching experience, I was amazed by how deeply the mantras honoring Ganesha resonated with me. The sounds, the vibrations of the chanted mantras, and even the mere image of the elephant-headed god seemed to instantly bring me comfort.¬†Whether you are a practicing Hindu or not,¬†Ganesha¬†serves everyone as a powerful symbol.¬†He functions as a tool, or rather a symbolic reminder, that each individual possesses the¬†all-encompassing¬†wisdom¬†to manifest the life¬†that we have always dreamed of.¬†Ganesha¬†reminds us that we have the ability to successfully combat any obstacles that come our way on our path to greatness–because there will always be challenges while navigating through the dark and into the light.¬†

One of the most widely chanted mantras to evoke the essence of Ganesha is Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha. The following facts about Ganesha and the mantra will provide you with the knowledge to begin chanting your way to good fortune and success! 

Daily¬†Ganesha¬†Mantra for Wisdom¬†and Prosperity:¬†Om Gam¬†Ganapataye¬†Namaha¬†Power to the mind.¬†Ganesha¬†is a symbol of positivity and faith. He reminds us that positive thinking is a mental practice, through time and effort we learn how to shift our viewpoint from¬†pessimism to¬†optimism.¬†He represents the¬†potential in whole-hearted belief. We are more likely to¬†succeed when we have faith in our heart’s desires and in our choices.¬†Ganesha¬†ultimately¬†teaches us to believe¬†in¬†ourselves. Each and every person holds the power to bring¬†their¬†aspirations into physical existence and¬†Ganesha¬†helps to guide us on our way.¬†

#Blessed.¬†The image of the elephant-headed god serves as a blessing towards whomever it is bestowed upon.¬†Ganesha¬†is a symbol of protection. He watches over us as we¬†consciously¬†work through the negativity and challenges of our daily lives. Each human being has infinite potential and strength, we can endure more pain and struggle than we often give ourselves credit for!¬†When we feel overpowered by life’s challenges, Ganesha steps in and protects¬†us.

Pure wisdom.¬†Ganesha¬†symbolizes the path to knowledge. Once we begin to rid the obstacles in our¬†mind¬†and in our life, we enter the blissful state of divine understanding. This is the state where¬†the mind is fully relaxed and potential is unlimited. Knowledge usually comes with time,¬†experience, and desire for personal growth.¬†Wisdom is where we meet success!¬†This profound state of mind is not limited to personal wisdom but also pertains to universal, cosmic wisdom. True¬†understanding is¬†realizing¬†that the individual and collective¬†consciousness¬†are not separate–all beings¬†on this¬†planet are one.¬†This knowledge of¬†oneness¬†is a truth that we need now more than ever in our modern existence.¬†

It’s all about the vibes.¬†Hindu mantras are often repeated either aloud or silently as rituals during religious¬†ceremonies¬†or during personal¬†meditative practices. Sanskrit is ANCIENT!¬†It¬†is¬†one of the oldest spoken languages in human existence, with its¬†origin¬†dating back to 2nd¬†millennium BCE in the Vedic scriptures. The¬†syllables that compose the Sanskrit language were crafted with a sacred purpose. The vibrations of each chanted Sanskrit syllable not only¬†relax¬†the¬†mind but more¬†importantly¬†activate¬†the¬†energy centers of the body, which are known as chakras. By slowly awakening this¬†primordial¬†energy, we begin to advance towards higher states of¬†consciousness. We learn to become more present, more connected to the fleeting experience of life and to¬†everyone and everything¬†that¬†we share¬†the journey with!¬†The¬†cultural and energetic¬†significance¬†of mantras is quite¬†extensive! This explanation¬†is a mere summary of a vast, complex concept and practice.

Daily Ganesha Mantra for Wisdom and Prosperity: Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha 

Translation, please? 

A rough translation of¬†Om Gam¬†Ganapataye¬†Namaha¬†is¬†as follows–

Om- salutations to the infinite, universal energy 

Gam- the bija or seed syllable of Ganesha

Ganapataye– another name for the elephant-headed god

Namaha–¬†to honor

Sanskrit pronunciation.  

Om- “aum¬†or “ohm”

Gam- “gahm” or “gum”

Ganapataye– “gah-nah-paht-ah-yeh

Namaha– “nah-mah-hah”

If it’s¬†your¬†first time¬†chanting¬†Om Gam¬†Ganapataye¬†Namaha, it is easier to learn¬†by listening to a pre-recorded audio¬†of the mantra. This will allow you to effortlessly learn the pronunciation of the Sanskrit words and help you¬†to¬†find a melody¬†that works for you while chanting. Once you hear the mantra¬†repeated, you will begin to learn it just as you have memorized any of your favorite songs!

Create a habit.¬†It’s always a good idea¬†to begin¬†a¬†daily¬†routine¬†for¬†chanting mantras or devoting yourself to any spiritual practice. Attempt to adopt a specific time and place each day for chanting¬†Om Gam¬†Ganapataye¬†Namaha; this will allow you to integrate the mantra into your daily life. Human beings¬†are creatures of habit. Less importance is given to how long we spend chanting mantras, instead, it is more about consistency.¬†Begin¬†chanting¬†Om Gam¬†Ganapataye¬†Namaha¬†once a day for 3¬†minutes.

Keep it sacred. As previously discussed, Sanskrit is a powerful, holy dialect that originated in the Vedic scriptures of ancient India. Chanting a mantra is a practice that deserves serious devotion and pure intention. We must respect the culture that the mantra came from while allowing Ganesha and his mantra to serve us as a symbolic tool for ridding the obstacles we face on the long journey known as the human experience. A daily practice of chanting Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha will allow you to cultivate the spirit of Ganesha’s wisdom and bring prosperity, positivity, and protection to your own life and to others!

Have you tried this empowering daily mantra?

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Ally Snead

Ally Snead

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Ally Snead was raised in charming southern Virginia and is now living in Los Angeles, California. Her love of traveling and learning about the world's various cultures led her to earn bachelor's degrees in Art History and Religious Studies. Her aspiration is to share the sacred practice of yoga with others, particularly the life-altering benefits that come with meditation. She studied Hatha yoga in Kerala, India and is an Ayurvedic lifestyle coach. Follow her on Instagram @allysun.snead.
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