Ganesha Mool Mantra or Beej Mantra is one of the most important mantras used to worship Lord Ganesha. It is known as the Mool/Beej Mantra because it has within it the true essence of Lord Ganesha and chanting this mantra pleases Him for being addressed the best way possible or so say legends.
Each of the words like Shreem, Hreem, Kleem Glaum Gam etc are classic phrases used in Sanskrit mantras. They address the fundamental concepts that make creation possible like desire, purity, auspiciousness and all other forms of positive energy concepts that make life and creation possible.
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं गं गणपतये वर वरद सर्वजनं मे वशमानय स्वाहा॥
एकदन्ताय विद्महे । वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि । तन्नो दन्ती प्रचोदयात् ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varad Sarvajanjanmme Vashamanaye Swaha||
Ekadantaya vidmahe Vakratundaya Dheemahi | Tanno Danti Prachodyat || Om Shantih: Shantih: Shantih ||
Chants are always repeated for a lot of times and the rhythm created produces a trance like state but not one that dulls or lulls the senses but a certain kind of trance that induces a heightened state of consciousness. Beginning from our navel, the sound is said to travel upwards through the oesophagus, into the vocal chords, finally escaping from the mouth. This energy thus generated is said to have the power to purify the body and mind, instilling positive energy that helps in the daily affairs of man.
Modern science has only begun to understand the subtle intricacy of sound waves that can be used to heal the sick, plants, and animals alike. It has been seen for instance that cows give more milk and trees bear richer fruits when subjected to good music. Every human being who has ever been interested in music would know how it has the power to influence our moods. Sometimes it reflects the exact state of our mind and sometimes, it helps in improving our state of mind.
When one cites these examples one does not talk of any particular kind of music but refers rather to specific kinds of vibrations that are produced by sound. Vedic chants are such formulaic creations, like the Ganesha Mantras and the mool mantras of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The composition of these mantras work at two levels:
Firstly, the meaning of each word and expression brings to the conscious mind, the various aspects of divinity that make life possible. Such information can further be interpreted in two ways; one is a religious interpretation and the other rational or philosophical, sans religious colouring. Those who believe in the divinity of the Vedic Gods follow their principles as a matter of faith and the non believers observe the philosophical significance of the principles represented by each deity. Many non-believers have been known to choose to convert to Hinduism and many more have decided to continue with their original faiths, but have benefited a lot from using the philosophical insights gained from the Vedic Gods.
Secondly, the Ganesha mantras when chanted, especially the powerful ones like the Mool Mantra, generate a sonic field in and around the body of the chanter and the energy produced is capable of warding off negative forces and strengthens among other things, the immune system, the nervous system and even the circulatory systems.
Therefore when one talks of the Ganesha Mool Mantra, one should understand it is not some random incantation but is in fact a very deep and profound mixture of philosophy and science designed at least 3000 years ago for the benefit of all mankind. Religious affinity or secular curiosity, Lord Ganesha’s Mool Mantra has the ability to reach out and remove the obstacles and bring material and spiritual success to one and all.
Best days to initiate this mantra is on Tuesdays or Chaturthi thithi days. One can chant or recite this mantra for 9, 11, 33 or 108 times. One can use Quartz crystal Rosary beads as jaap maala. Never use Tulsi mala while doing japa of Ganesha Mantra.
Maha Ganapati Mool mantra is a very potent mantra which is recited to invoke Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. This mantra is known as the beej/mool mantra because it has within it the true essence of Ganesha and reciting this mool mantra pleases Him for being addressed the best way possible.
Ganesha Mool mantra translation:
”Let this world and all people of this world be good and have a good life.”
Chanting Maha Ganapati Mool mantra benefits:
Some believe that the chanting (aloud or mentally) of Sanskrit mantras actually causes the etheric and physical bodies to change their vibrational frequency level, becoming more attuned if you like, with the Divine energy. Everything is in a state of vibration and when we are in a natural, resonant vibration, we are in a state of health.
Negative and positive energy (in reality there is no positive or negative energy – just energy) flows in all of us. The need is to bring the positive to the fore and suppress the negative. This is exactly what the reciting of these Sanskrit mantras helps us achieve. With positive energy flowing in the body, the mind is better prepared to take on challenges.
Moreover, mantras alter the consciousness and increase psychic power, and sacred chants empower the practitioner with siddhis (spiritual abilities), that help him reach his goals in life. This happens because reciting mantras taps into the Divine Principle, which in turn grants otherworldly and supernatural powers.
It is acknowledged that this mantra needs to be recited before beginning any new project as it will help to remove any obstacles and gives success in one’s efforts. To get best (and faster) results, this mantra should be repeated 1008 times/daily for true effectiveness.