Ganesha (or Ganapati) is a widely worshipped deity and considered the “remover of obstacles”. He is the lord of new beginnings and as a norm, is worshipped before every other prayer or before starting anything new. More often than not, these obstacles are rooted in our own fear, self doubt or thought patterns. When you decide that things need to change and you need to make space for something new, this mantra can help to not only focus your mind on this next step but can bring about positive energy and confidence to see the change through.
Because of his role as a remover of obstacles, he is also known by the names of “Vighnaharta” or “SiddhiVinayaka”.
His mantra is traditionally chanted to start new endeavours with positive energy and to remove obstacles. This mantra may be chanted out loud or internally.
Om Gam GanapatayeNamah
Below you will find two videos to chant along the mantra.