Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Alternative Health Therapies and Hindu Mantras.
Lord Ganapati Mantra and Prayer
Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, is worshiped in the Hindu religion as the God of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect, and remover of obstacles.
- One always starts any prayer, ritual, or occasion by worshiping the Beloved Elephant God.
- Lord Ganesh blessings are also sought before starting any new venture.
- Other names include Ganapati, Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vighneshawar, and Pillaiyar. Ganesh mantras can be found in the Ganesh Puran and the Ganapati Upanishad.
One of my favorite Shri Ganesha prayers is:
Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva
Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa
Translation: "O Lord Ganesha, who has a large body, a curved trunk, and the brightness of a million suns, please remove all obstacles in my work always."
Ganesh Mula/Bija Mantras
Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah
Aum shrim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye vara varada sarva janamme vashamanaya svaha
Ganesh Gayatri Mantra
Aum Ekadantaya Vidmahe
Tanno Danti Prachodayat.
Aum sri kaala svaroopaaya Vidmahe
Thanno kaala yoga shodasa ganapathi prachodayath
Om Gam Ganapataye Namah Video
Aum Vakratundaya Hum - Ganesh Siddhi Mantra Chanting
Ganesh Siddhi Mantras for Jaap
Ganesha mantras are full of energy and power of Lord Ganesha. When chanted, these mantras evoke genuine devotion and are meant to help remove life's obstacles and troubles. They are also meant to bless one with success and prosperity. Ganesh mantras are also referred to as Siddhi mantras. They can remove depression, confusion, jealousy, and fear from our minds.
These are very powerful mantras that can be used in Jaap to attain success, knowledge, and wish fulfillment. They should be repeated in multiples of 108 and chanted using a Rudraksha Japa Mala with the utmost devotion and while visualizing the Elephant God in one's head during the chants.
Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah
Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah
Aum Vakratundaya Hum
Aum Kshipra Prasadaya Namah
Aum shrim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye vara varada sarva janamme vashamanaya svaha
Aum Ekadantaya namah
Aum sumukhaya Namah
Aum kapilaya Namah
Aum gajakarnikaya namah
Aum lambodaraya namah
Aum Vikataya Namah
Aum Vigna Nashanaya Namah
Aum Vinayakaya Namah
Aum Ganadhyakshaya Namah
Aum Bhalachandraya Namah
Ashtavinayaka Temples in Maharashtra
There are 8 temples in Maharashtra, collectively knocn as the Ashta Vinayaka Temples. It is said that every Hindu should visit these temples at least once in their lifetime. The pilgrimage to these temples is known as Ashtavinayaka Mandir Yatra.
(Learn more information about the 8 Temples of Ganapati.)
The Ganesh Rudraksha Bead
The Ganesh Rudraksha bead is a great gift. It represents Lord Ganesha and brings luck to the wearer. This bead shape has a natural protrusion — similar to the Lord Ganesha's trunk. Here's more on its powers:
- The bead is associated with wisdom, learning, prudence, and power.
- To derive its benefits, it can be worn on one's body, on a string or a gold chain, or it can just be kept on the altar for for worshipping and good luck.
- Wearing it is also meant to enhance luck, and is meant to bring the wearer perfection in every aspect of their life.
- Donning it can also be useful for one who is starting a new venture. It is also recommended for those facing obstacles and troubles in life.
- One can also give this as a gift during special occasions, like Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ramon108 on January 27, 2015:
I Appreciate the information on Ganapatiji.
Can you please break down how this mantra is pronounced?
(Aum Kshipra Prasadaya Namah)
I cannot find it anywhere on the internet, and I only speak english, break it down so it's easy to say. Please & Thank you.
Enna Watson from United States on December 25, 2014:
Om Shri Ganeshay Namah
CPThiagarajah on September 13, 2013:
The Ganesha mantra Aum Vakratundaya Hum was very soothing and peace giving. I was enthralled by it. God bless the producers. Thank you for publishing
chidanandmd on August 15, 2013:
Hey Lord Ganapathiji,
Thank you for my sisters marriage and taking care of me all the way.
I am in many problems now please tell Neha my wife to come back, please give the mental and physical strength to face all the challenges, please let me have good sleep please give blessings to my family let no obstacles trouble them I have suffered a lot and do not want any more Please get me a IT job very soon in Help me wit all financial problems
Om vakrathundaya Hum
Om Gam Ganapathaye Namaha
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem chinthamani ganpatyei vanchithaarth pooray pooray lakshmi dayak kridhim vridhim kuru kuru sarvasoukhyam soubhagyam kuru kuru Shreem Hreem Shreem chinthamani ganapathi
Kris Varma from Hoxton Park, Liverpool,. Australia on September 13, 2012:
I am glad I stopped by. This hub has inspired me into a great sense of belief.
WitchyArmyWife on September 09, 2012:
I had a dream of three elephants and in the dream they were coming towards me and I panicked and got scared but then I stopped and started chanting a mantra "om mani padme hum" and as I did the elephants stopped and watched me and I was no longer afraid. The following day as I was meditating on it I was drawn to the name Ganesh so I decided to research this deity and my search brought me to this page. Thank you so much for the info as it has brought much clarity to me. Namaste!
vhasu on July 01, 2012:
hi my name is vhasu im been followed of lord Ganesha since i know myself.I'm married with two kids and both of them are boys and my parents are staying with me.I have many obstacle in my life i do know how solved this problem i daily praying to my lord ganesha to overcome all this problem but its keep on coming one after one.Now i don't understand is my daily prayers is wrong or what.is there any way that i can overcome my problems
rameela on June 26, 2012:
hi anamika how r u,i read all comments from,iam really happy to listen like very good miracles in people lifes,if it is happen in my also.ifeel very happy anamika,pls help me.my husband wants to get another marriage,i know that matter,since i got married with him,he cheated with,before he loved me somuch,he make me fool,now he wants to get another marriage,by thinking that i cant slep properly,i cant eat properly,i lost all my happiness,i cant explian more how i feel everyday,pls anamika help me to read some mantras,which i can change my husbund mind,to not to get another marriage.n he should love me like before.since 1 1/2 year iam not happy at all.again my mom is in hospital she broke her leg.pls help me anamika.i hope u read my mail.pls tel me mantra of lord ganesha i wil everyday.plssssssssssss thank ful to u.u read this n send to my mail id email@example.com.
girly on June 04, 2012:
wat is the best ganesh to chant and get rid of my husband
Ajit Kumar Mahanta on June 02, 2012:
It's a wonderful job done by you. Sinceremost thanks to you, have a great time. God Bless
Aryan on May 24, 2012:
Anamika thanku i love lord ganesh
chidu on May 22, 2012:
Lord Ganesha please help me get proper sleep and keep my family happy always please let my sisters marriage take place happily and let she live happily ever after.please get me a very good ITjob very soon and please let me get the fees refunded tomorrow.
leena on May 03, 2012:
please bappa please help me. If my prayer is honest then u ll definitely listen to me. Its my faith
Jc on April 07, 2012:
How do you pronounce "pillaiyar"?
Richmond on April 04, 2012:
I want Lord Ganesha songs, what site can give me? please help me
NagendranRajoo on March 29, 2012:
I did love to have a Ganesh Rudraksha Bead and can please help me find one please. Also I have been jobless for near three months and after praying to our Load Ganesh. I have got a job now. Can you Please help me by sharing your knowledge about Load Ganesh and mantras with me. I thank you in advance for you help and guidance.
Dipshikha on March 21, 2012:
O Lord Ganesh,
Protect from all negative things to me and my family and bless us always to keep myself to right direction and please dont ever put all of us in bad situations.
Mira on March 21, 2012:
Lord Ganesh I need your help please guide me to praise and worship you the best way I know how. Remove my obstacles and keep me on the right path.
cynthia martinez on March 18, 2012:
Ganesh i pray to you every nite i enjoy all ur songs.pls help me with my obsticles.and my son paul martinez he has a few worroes.we believe in u ganesh
thajanu on February 21, 2012:
i m in trouble, i have started to chant now.. i will be back if this helps me.. till then i will chant..
nuvin on February 18, 2012:
om shree ganeshaya namaha beautiful song
pinky on December 18, 2011:
thank you so much for your reply :)
ganapathi bappa morya
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on December 18, 2011:
@pinky Aum Vakratundaya Hum (pronounced Ohm Vah-krah-TOON-die-yah Hoom' is a powerful mantra given in the Ganesha Purana. Vakratundaya means 'one with a broken tusk. It is a mantra asking Lord Ganesh to straighten the problems fast. If you are in a complicated and negative situation, chanting this mantra can help. This mantra is also a healing mantra for curing spinal deficiencies. You can chant in multiples of 108 after doing Pranayama to relax the mind for 45 days same place and time daily with utmost devotion .Try to associate the Japa with the rhythm of the breath and visualize Ganesh with the crooked tusk as you do so. You can find the video of the mantra in this Hub.
To get desires fulfilled start practicing positive affirmations related to what your wish is and put the power of subconscious mind into use by visualizing that your dream is already fulfilled. So it religiously for 45 days, first thing in the morning and last thing at night and take positive steps towards attaining your goal. Ganesh Vashikaran Mantra is a mantra for wish fulfillment. However, I never needed such mantras, so I have not bothered to know or learn it.
pinky on December 17, 2011:
hi anamika, as u told am posting this query here,can you guide me about the ganesha mantra "om vakratundaya hum" and let me know the significance and how many times i got to recite? As well are there any mantras to get the desires fulfilled?am eagerly waiting for your reply.
pls respond. am eagerly waiting for your reply
Dhan kumar Rai Solu Necha B- 4 on December 11, 2011:
We must be pray god, it change our life and we will be always happy. God Ganesha is great. Om sri Ganeshya namaha
nakusha on November 06, 2011:
NAMASKAR.THE HUB WAS REALLY USEFUL TO ME.I'VE BEEN SERVING HIM AS A DEVOTEE & TODAY I 'VE BECOME A DIRECTOR OF A SCHOOL!THE SYMBOLISM WAS GREAT.OM SHRI GANESHAYA NAMAH
sakshi on November 03, 2011:
Hi!the hub was useful to me.I'm a great devotee to him.I've passed my exams only because of him.GANAPATI BAPPA ,MOREEA!POURSHIA LAWSHI ,LAWKARIA!
Subhani Gamage on September 23, 2011:
Oh Lord Ganesha, You have helped me a lot. OM GAM GANA PATHAYE NAMAHA
Bhavika Patel on September 21, 2011:
Ganpati Bappa Morya !
pritish on August 31, 2011:
I HAVE I GREAT BELIEVE IN LORD GANESHA . I WAS I TROUBLE I WAS UNABLE TO FIND A WAY OUT BUT HE HELPS ME A LOT TODAY WHERE I AM IT JUST DUE TO HIM THERE IS A SAYING bagwan ke ghar main dher hein par undher nahin i am been alble to witness that he is really an obstacle remover
Amal Bhattarai on August 27, 2011:
Useful,meaningful and digestive article. thank u my *Baini(Meaning in Nepali -*Sister)
Mystique1957 from Caracas-Venezuela on July 10, 2011:
My dearest Anamika...
I´m so happy I stopped by! Lately I have been working with mantras. I´ve become more involved with them, listening to many of them daily, as I go to work, and at my work place since I work with Feng Shui, but share a lot Mantra sounds with my friends and visitors. OM Mani Padme Hum, OM Shanti, OM Namaha Shivaya, OM Tat Sat, OM Bhagavate; are among my favorites. I Cherish Lord Ganesha´s, Lord Shiva and Beloved Lakshmi so very much!I´d love to have a Rudraksha Bead... I shall ask it to Lord Ganesha himself...
Rated up useful and beautiful!
Warmest hugs and infinite blessings from Brahma,
David R Bradley from The Active Side of Infinity on November 04, 2010:
Namaste! This Hub showed up right on time.
images99 on September 10, 2010:
I like your take on one of my most loved one that is Lord Ganesha, the one who is worshiped first of all.Thanks.
Artoflegendindia on September 01, 2010:
Great hub. we called him ganpati. he is a obstacle remover god.He gave wisdom and knowledge.Ganesha like Ladoo( Indian sweets).Thank you for sharing your knowledge.I know about ganesha.
koushal on November 30, 2009:
hi its really great
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 21, 2008:
iBlue from USA on October 07, 2008:
Hi, its a great hub describing vinayaga. The symbolism picture is really great.
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on October 02, 2008:
TheresaAnn from South Fallsburg, New York on September 05, 2008:
Great Hub. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!!!
Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on September 02, 2008:
Thanks for dropping by. And a Happy Ganesh Chathurthi to you as well
starcatchinfo on September 02, 2008:
A very happy Ganesh Chathurthi.
Trsmd from India on September 02, 2008:
Happy Vinayaga Chathurthi
ASHWINSPGA from Lion City ( Singapore) on August 30, 2008:
Great hub once again sister. thumbs up