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In Hinduism the formal way to worship a deity is to recite a hymn or a specific prayer in their name. This is called a mantra. A mantra is mostly in Sanskrit and has a spiritual meaning. Every deity has a specific mantra and Lord Ganesha is no exception. With Ganesha’s being one of the most important and powerful deities in Hindu culture the Ganesh mantra or Ganapati mantra has significant importance for the devotees.

The Ganapati mantra is recited not just in honour of Lord Ganesha but also for overcoming obstacles, attaining prosperity, wealth and knowledge. It can be as simple as saying “Shri Ganeshaya Namah” or “Om Gang Ganadhirajaay Namah”, to chanting elaborate mantras. The popular ones with their meanings are given below.

“Vakratunda Mahakaya”

This is one of the most important Lord Ganesha’s mantra. It is recited for Lord Ganesha and Riddhi and Siddhi. The reason for its incantation is to attain prosperity and wealth. It is believed by the priests that recitation of this mantra 1, 25,000 times brings wealth, prosperity and knowledge. All one needs to do is believe and be dedicated to reciting the mantra the given number of times.

“Om Hreeng Greeng Hreeng”

This mantra is also known as the Shaktivinayak mantra. This is recited primarily for financial prosperity.

“Hastipishachilikhey Swaha”

A Tantrik mantra this is again recited for financial and materialistic prosperity.

“Om Ganesh Rhinam Chhindhi Vareniyam Hung Namah Phutt”

A Rhinaharta mantra, it is recited to keep poverty at bay.

“Om Shreeng Hreeng Kleeng Glaung Gang Ganapatye Var Varad Sarvajanmey Vashmanay Tha Tha.”

This Ganesha mantra is one of the most important Ganapati mantra. Most of the important occasions of worshipping Lord Ganesha start with this mantra. This is recited to worship the Lord who removes obstacles.

“Rayaspaushasaya Dadita Nidhido Ratan Dhatuman Rakshohanovalaghano Vakratundaay Hung”

Not as popular with the devotees, this mantra is more popular amongst priests.

“Om Shreeng Gang Soumyaay Ganapatye Var Varad Sarvajanmmey Vashmanay Swaha”

This is a mantra that is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha. Since it has the power to invoke the two Gods of financial prosperity , it is believed to be effective in that regard.

“Vakratundaikdaikdanshtraay Kleeng Hreeng Shreeng Gang GanapatyeVar Varad Sarvajanam mey Vashmanay Swaha”

This mantra is known as the Trailokya Mohan Kar Ganesha Mantra. It is believed to bring peace to the one who recites it.


“Om Hung Gang Glaung Haridra Ganapatye Var Varad Sarvajan Hridayam Stambhay Stambhay Swaha”

This mantra is known as Haridra Ganesh Mantra. This mantra is recited for marital happiness. It is specifically recited to remove impotency and bless the devotee with a child.


“Om Namo Siddhivinayakaay Sarvakaryakartrey Sarvavighanprashamnay Sarvarjya Vashyakarnaay Sarvajan Sarvastree Purushakarshanaay Shreeng Om Swaha.”

This mantra is known as the Siddhi Vinayaka mantra. As the name suggests it brings in Siddhi which is spiritual prosperity. It is believed to bring the devotee peace and spiritual happiness if recited 108 times every day.
The mantras stated above are some of the most popular mantras not just with the devotees but also the priests. These are recited particularly on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and (or) otherwise.

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The mantras for worshiping Ganesha are also known as Siddhi Mantra, that is, the perfect mantras. The enormous power and energy of Ganesha Mantraall the mantras praising lord Ganesha are capable of inspiring a devotee to his spiritual best. Whenever a devotee chants these hymns and mantras by completely surrendering his/her soul and with proper devotion, it is sure to yield the best possible results. The prayers and mantras for lord Ganesha when chanted with a clean heart are capable of obliterating all the trials and obstacles in the path to a happy complete life and grace an individual with ultimate spiritual success. All Ganesha mantras are known to be disclosed by the almighty himself and provide divine illumination to his devotees.

Lord Ganesha stands synonymous with the power of knowledge and wisdom. He also stands for the power of fulfilment and success. It is widely believed that one can greatly benefit by chanting these mantras but only if one has utter devotion and ultimate faith. When an individual successfully acquires the qualities like love, respect, understanding and faith then success can never stay away for long. With human kindness and spiritual will power it is really possible to experience that integrated divine existence which is the deepest and most profound secret of the universe. When the great lord is truly satisfied by our prayers, all restrictions are broken, all obstacles are obliterated and all problems are solved.

The three basic sounds, which are the origin of all sounds – a, u and m that constitute AUM is assigned to ganesha, the deity with whose permission every religious activity always begins. The sound of AUM is also called Pranava or the universal supreme soul and is the source of every form of life. Vinayaka Ganesha is the symbol of this Pranava and the primary aim of Ganesha mantras is to indicate the purpose of evolution to mankind and also to show them the path to that ultimate knowledge of the cosmos.

The Ganesha siddhi mantras are extremely powerful and full of energy and can be used in everyday jaap that will bring success and fulfilment to every life. They help to remove confusion, jealousy, fear and depression. Normally these mantras are chanted in multiples of 108 and while using a jaapmala made of rudrakshs to keep count of them. The mantras must be chanted only after understanding their true meanings and significances and only then there maximum benefit can be attained. According to the Ganesha purana “Aum Vakratundaya Hoom” is a very powerful mantra. Vakratundaya means ‘one with the single tusk’. The mantra prays to lord Ganesha to straighten out problems and chanting this mantra can really help those who find themselves in a complicated and hopeless situation.This mantra can be chanted in multiples of 108 after pranayama.

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