Ganesha Gayatri Mantra
Ganesha Gayatri Mantra
Benefits : Lord Ganesha is the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. He is also the elder brother of Lord Skanda (also known as Lord Muruga / Lord Subramani). The Ganesha Gayatri Mantra removes whatever obstacles we face in life. This really works as a leader in many occasions. The recitation of Ganesha Gayatri Mantra elevates long term misfortunes and brings long-lasting luck. It also bestows prosperity and a peaceful life free from miseries.
It is highly advisable to chant the Ganesha Gayatri Mantra before undertaking any task for success. Students can chant this mantra before going to school along with Saraswathi Gayatri Mantra. Working people can benefit by chanting this mantra too.
Best Days To Chant (If you are unable to chant daily) : Tuesdays and/or Chathurthi thithi
Best Day For Initiating This Mantra : Either waxing or waning Chathurthi thithi day
Best Time To Chant : Morning and/or evening
Number of Times To Chant : 9, 11, 21, 33, or 108 times. 21 times is preferred for Lord Ganesha
Who Can Chant This Mantra : Anyone regardless of their gender and age
How To Worship : You can either use the photo, statue, or yantra of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha made out of turmeric can also be used for special prayers or prayogs
To Attain Mantra Siddhi : 108 times for 45 days (1 mandala) and/or 1008 times on Ganesh Chathurthi day
Naivedya (Food Offerings) : Modak (also known as Modaka, Modakam, Pedas, etc), Kudumullu (rice flour dumplings with jaggery and shredded coconut as stuffing), Uppu Undrallu (steamed and slated rice balls), and/or Payasam among others
Flowers/Plants To Use :
- Bermuda Grass (also known as Dhurva grass, arugampul, and dhoob),
- Calotropis Flower (also known as Erukkam Flower and Milkweeds),
- Maloo Creeper (also known as Four O’clock Flower, Mantharai, Chandrakantha, Naalumani Poovu, Gulabakshi, Malu, and Jallaur among others), and
- Any fragrant flowers.
- Never offer Tulasi (basil leaves) to Lord Ganesha
Chant This Mantra Facing : East
Japa Mala : One can use clear quartz crystal rosary beads (also known as spadika mala). Never ever use tulasi mala (rosary beads made out of basil’s bark) while doing japa of Ganesha Gayatri Mantra
The Ganesha Gayatri Mantra is as below :
Aum Thath-purushaya Vidmahe
Thanno Thanthi Prachodayath