The Ganesh Mantra is recited for removal of obstacles, success and wisdom
Ganesh Mantra Lyrics
Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha
Ganesh Mantra Translation
“Om Salutations and Prostrations to Lord Ganesha.”
Upon seeing this Parvati became distressed and angry, and Lord Shiva promised to replace the head with that of the first living thing he could, which happened to be an elephant.
And that is how Lord Ganesha came into being. Ganesh Chaturthi is usually marked to celebrate his rebirth.
He is often represented with four to ten arms, a pot belly, trunk bent to the side and wearing either red or yellow. He is usually depicted with a rat by his side.
And this is often where the belief in his ability to remove obstacles comes from. As well as being created as a guardian, his trunk is bent to lift obstacles,. His rat companion can creep through small holes to overcome obstacles as well.
What Does Ganesh Mantra Represent?
In other words, if you choose to focus on your goals instead of focussing on obstacles and challenges in the way of them, the Ganesh mantra can help you achieve them.
So there in a nutshell is the purpose of the Ganesh mantra, how it can help you and also how Lord Ganesh came into being.