Benefits Of Gaṇapati-Mantra | Oṁ Gaṁ Gaṇapataye Namaḥ By Dr Kausthub Desikachar

oṁ gaṁ gaṇapataye namaḥ
|| ॐ गण गणपतेय नमः ||


Lord Gaṇeśa is one of the most beloved and famous deities in Hinduism. He is the son of Lord Śiva and Pārvati Devī, usually known as Gaṇapati or Vināyaka, with a mystic appearance of having a human body with an elephant face and a round belly. In this article, Dr Kausthub Desikachar shares the benefits of chanting the Gaṇapati-Mantra.


According to Hindu tradition, Lord Gaṇeśa is the master of acquaintance and intelligence and the chief God to be worshipped through any new beginnings, rites and ceremonies to receive the blessings of Lord Gaṇeśa and eliminate all the obstacles hindering the pious occasion. Dr Kausthub Desikachar says Lord Gaṇeśa represents enlightenment, victory and piousness and is the guardian deity of the Mūlādhāra-cakra and is considered the remover of own obstacles that are buried deep inside us.


Meaning Of Oṁ Gaṁ Gaṇapataye Namaḥ | Gaṇapati-Mantra


oṁ” is the sacred primordial spiritual sound.

gaṁ” is the bījamantra of Gaṇeśa. 

gaṇapataye” Gaṇapati is another name for Gaṇeśa, and ‘gaṇapataye’means to offer to Gaṇapati.

namaḥ” means “I offer my salutations and bow to you.” or “salutations to the remover of obstacles.”



On the whole, Gaṇapati-Mantra is the simplest one that means – “I offer my salutations and bow down to the Lord Gaṇeśa and offer prayers to him with all our heart to bestow his blessings upon us with his superiority.”



Benefits Of Chanting Oṁ Gaṁ Gaṇapataye Namaḥ | Gaṇapati-Mantra

All the mantras of Lord Gaṇeśa have the potential of radiating positive vibes. But this special Gaṇapati-Mantra can help you get rid of any trouble you face in life. 

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says chanting Gaṇapati-Mantra can lead you to the pinnacle of prosperity and delight your life with abundance, good luck, and happiness.


1. It eliminates all the barriers that hinder your trail to success and help you succeed in your goals. 

2. Activates the various cakra-s of an individual and enhances their blood circulation and metabolism.

3. It delivers peace and helps one in getting free of their enemies.

4. It intensifies the concentration and courage of a person and brings profound clarity to their existence.

5. This sacred mantra bestows one with fortunes, abundance, knowledge, and acquaintance.



How And When To Chant Oṁ Gaṁ Gaṇapataye Namaḥ | Gaṇapati-Mantra

Place an idol or picture of Lord Gaṇeśa and make sure that you sit in the North or East direction and chant Gaṇapati-Mantra to benefit from his grace.


Chanting the Ganesha Mantra 12 times every morning and evening helps you break through all the hindrances and get liberation from all troubles. In addition, it cleans your mind, body, and soul. The hindered energy in your spirit and body is released.

Dr Kausthub Desikachar recommends chanting the mantra in a peaceful room for 30 days to reap all the positive energy it produces in your surroundings.

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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