Ganesha is one of the most important Gods of Hindu pantheon. He is commonly known as the elephant God due to his elephant head. And he is widely known as the remover of obstacles.
There is a mythological story behind Lord Ganesha. One day when Goddess Parvati went to take bath, she asked Nandikeshwara to guard the door and not let anyone enter inside. But being Lord Shiva's faithful, when Lord Shiva came, he didn't stop him from entering. Seeing that she didn't have anyone as faithful to her as Nandi was to Shiva. This lead to some despondency and then she collected the turmeric paste Which she used to clean her body with, and moulded it into a human form, which became lord Ganesha!
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On another occasion, Goddess Parvathi, instructed Lord Ganesha not to let anyone in when she would take bath. As a devoted Son, Lord Ganesha did not allow anyone, including Lord Shiva. Despite Lord Shiva’s repeated attempt to convince lord Ganesha, it ended only into a failure. This raged lord Shiva and eventually he slew the head of lord Ganesha with his Trident or Trishul.
When Goddess Parvathi knew what had happened, she immediately rushed to the sight and demanded that Lord Ganesha, being her Son, should be given life. After listening to her side of the Story, Lord Shiva ordered Nandikeshwara to find any animal which faced towards the South while sleeping on the Earth. After some time, Nandikeshwara found an elephant whose head was sliced and brought to lord Shiva.
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By this, Lord Shiva fixed the elephant head on Lord Ganesha’s body and gave him life. Soon, all other divine existence present at that sight blessed Lord Ganesha as the remover of obstacle in human life. Since, then, before any auspicious beginning, the blessings of lord Ganesha is a must. Thus the following are some of the Mantras which were given to the world at large for their welfare and benefit.
Lord Ganesha Mantras:
The following is the Ganesha Mantra.
Om Gan Ganapataye Namo Namah, Shree Siddhi Vinayak Namo Namah I Ashta Vinayak Namo Namah Ganapati Bappa Moraya ||
This is a mantra from Ganapati Upanishad. One may always use it before beginning a journey, a new course in school, new career or job, or before entering into any new contract or business so that impediments are removed and your endeavors may be crowned with success.
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Ganesh mantra obstacle breaker:
This mantra is also known as Vakratunda Mantra. The Mantra is mentioned below.
Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥
Meaning: O Lord Ganesha of the curved trunk and massive body, the one whose splendour is equal to millions of Suns, please bless me to that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavours.
Ganesha mantra for success in life:
One can Chant Lord Ganesha mantra for success in life. This mantra is also known as Saubhgya Mantra. The following is the mantra.
Aum Shreem Gam Saubhaagya Ganpataye Varvard Sarvajanm Mein Vashamaanya Namah
By chanting this Saubhgya Mantra, we are asking for good fortune and blessings for our current and future life-times from Lord Ganesha. We bow homage to Lord Ganesha who protects us with health, success in life and happiness.
Ganesh mantra to overcome obstacles in marriage
Another mantra which is commonly chanted for the benefit of health family life is as mentioned below. However, this should be chanted during Ganesh Chaturthi, since the effects of the mantra will be manifold:
Aum Vighna Nashanaya Namah
Lord Ganesha is believed to have the power to remove every hindrance in our life. By chanting this mantra, all impediment and blocked energy in your physical and cosmological bodies are unconfined. This is a suitable mantra for Ganesh Chaturthi and native suffering from family problems should chant the above mantra.
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