Deity Shri Ganesh
For quick generation of devotion and spiritual emotion and to derive maximum benefit from the Principle of a Deity, it is absolutely essential to pronounce the Name of the Deity appropriately. Let us listen to this audio clip to understand correct method of chanting the Name of Shri Ganesh.
Listen to the audio clipping below.
Chant with spiritual emotion
Only when our chanting happens with spiritual emotion, it reaches the Deity. If chanting is performed concentrating on its meaning then it helps to evoke spiritual emotion in the doer. ‘Om’ from the chant ‘Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha’ signifies God, ‘Gan’ is a bijamantra which represents the non-materialised form of God and Ganapataye represents the sagun (Materialized) form of God. Namaha means ‘I offer obeisance’. When chanting ‘Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha’ to evoke savior spiritual emotion do not emphasize on the word ‘Namaha’, recite it softly. Remain in the spiritual emotion that ‘I am prostrating before Shri Ganesh’. Keep some gap in reciting ‘Namaha’ after saying ‘Ganapataye’. This will help you in chanting the Name of Shri Ganesh as per Scriptures. Our earnest prayer unto God is that may you too be able to derive benefit from this chanting.
The chanting is of type saviour or destroyer based on either the Savior or destroyer form of the Deity with which it is associated. The Ganesh Principle is thousand times more active on Ganesh Chaturthi than on other days. Hence derive maximum benefit by chanting ‘Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha’ to the maximum extent possible on this day.
Chant created with guidance from Saints
The speciality of the chant given here is that Sanatan’s lady seeker Mrs. Anjali Gadgil has created it through scientific experiments under the guidance of H.H. (Dr.) Jayant Athavale.
Reference : Sanatan’s Holy text ‘Shri Ganapati’
Technique of pronouncing ‘Gan’ from
the bijamantra ‘Om Gan Ganapataye Namaha’
‘Gan’ from this bijamantra is written as Gam or Gan. The half moon on the letter g represents the nasal sound. So it is has to be pronounced as ganh (गङ्) instead of gam (गॅम्) as per pronunciation in Sanskrut.