329 – Ganesha Tantra

Ganesha is a part of every Nigama and Agama Tantra. The highest truth are the Vedas, they are addressed as Nigama. Agama means tradition (that which has come down) and the three main branches of agamic texts are Shaiva, Vaishnava and Shakta.

They are Agamic texts and are also called Tantraism. Ganesha is another direct form of Parabrahma. He is worshipped as the elephant headed God and this is to bring out his form as being Ajam (unborn), Niraakaar (formless) and he is Nirvikalpa (attribute less). He is Parabrahma because he is ever present in every time.

He can be worshipped in all three modes, Vinayaka (sattvic), Gajanam (rajasic) and Ucchisht (tamasic). There are many benefits of Ganesha Tantra. He is the first deity always worshipped. He provides spiritual and material growth at the same time. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the husband of Siddhi (powers) and Buddhi (wisdom) and the father of Shubh (auspicious) and Labh (wealth).

Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha is used to inspire transformation. Om is the sound that represents the birth of the universe and the connection between all living beings. Gam is the sound of the Mooladhara chakra. Ganesha resides in the first chakra which supports our foundation. Ganapataye means remover of obstacles. Namaha is salutation. The meaning is that ‘let us awaken our latent energy and transform ourselves’.

Aim Hrim Klim


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