Chants of Shri Ganesh

Ganapati is the nurturer, master (swami) of the directions. (According to one school of thought, Ganapati is the master of the ten directions. Hence any auspicious task or the ritualistic worship of any other deity is commenced with the ritualistic worship of Deity Ganapati. Once Ganapati clears the directions, the deity one is worshipping can manifest itself there.