Lord Ganesha – also known as Vighna Harta (remover of obstacles) or Vinayaka is a revered Hindu God. Hindus offer their prayers to the Lord before any new beginning. The son of Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva is worshipped first before conducting Poojas. Taking his name before starting a new venture results in the smooth execution of tasks.
Even in wedding invitation cards, the Lord's name is first mentioned so as to prevent obstacles during the ceremony. Moreover, the first invitation card is kept at the Lord's feet to seek his blessings.
Tuesdays are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, also popular as Ganpati. Every Mangalwar (Tuesday), one can chant the following Mantra to prevent hurdles on the path to success and happiness. And today is a very special day - Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi or Angaraki Chaturthi.
Chant these mantras today to feel divinity around.
वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥
Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning of this Ganesh Mantra: O Lord, with a curved trunk and a huge body, you emit the radiance of crores of Suns. Remove all obstacles and bless me so that I succeed in every task that I undertake now and in future.
Here’s a Mantra dedicated to Lord Ganesha which can be chanted for good fortune:
ॐ श्रीम गम सौभाग्य गणपतये
वर्वर्द सर्वजन्म में वषमान्य नमः॥
Om Shreem Gam Saubhagya Ganpataye
Varvarda Sarvajanma Mein Vashamanya Namah॥
Meaning of the Ganesha Shubh Labh Mantra - I pray to you O Lord Ganesha for a prosperous life. I seek your blessings for my present and future lives. You protect your devotees with long life and good fortune, O Ganesha, bless me.
And last but not the least chant this simple mantra:
ॐ गम गणपतये नम:
Om Gam Ganpataye Namah