Sri Matre Namaha
Moolamantratmika – The Eighty Eighth name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.
mulam mantra atma (=svarupam) yasyah sa
She who is of the form of root (mula) mantra. She is the root mantra.
The mantra is called Mula as it is the root of the four objects of human desires (four purusharthas). The Mula mantra is nothing but the Pancadasi mantra. Mantra is explained as, “that which protects on account of repetition” (root man = to repeat, trai = to protect)
Moola means root. Moolamantra means root of the mantra. Mantra here means Panchadasi. She is the root of the mantra Panchadasi. In fact ‘kamakala’ is the root of Panchadasi mantra, which we will discuss in nama 322. The Panchadasi mantra is superimposed on Her physical form.
Ganesh is the lord of the Muladhara chakra,which is the first chakra of the base. The Muladhara chakra corresponds to the earth(prithvi) element;it is represented by a yellow coloured square figure,in which is written the root mantra (bija mantra) LAM;this square is bordered,on the four sides,by four petals. Inside the square figure,below the bija mantra,one generally finds the shiva lingam,black coloured,in a turned summit triangle. The snake, representing the Kundalini asleep power, is wound around this Shiva Lingam. Every bîja-mantra is associated with a carrier-animal(vâhana ). The vâhana of LAM is the elephant. Therefore, in tantric practices,Ganesh is invoked as the Power able to awake the Kundalini Shakti. Indeed, the target of tantric practices is to wake the energy asleep in the mûladhâra chakra and to make it rising, crossing every chakra, up to the Sahasrara Chakra.
Let us stress this point : this practice is difficult and somewhat risky . It is easy to understand why : in every chakra there are blokages(energy nodes, grantha) which indicate the lack of yogic preparation of this chakra energies.
For example : if excessive rajasic energies are vigorously set in motion by intensive prânâyâma, that can get jammed in the Svâdishthâna chakra and generate intemperates sexual needs or in the Manipûrachakra irritate the person who does not understand what happens and why she feels herself so bad. In the practices involving Ganesh, we have to remember that the god power is used to transform our negative forces in positive ones.We know that Hindu gods are definitely universal forces which take on various functions. Gods act through the mantra which invoke them. Indeed, mantra are very powerful phonemes. We talk about bîja mantra which are the true vibrations of the deity.It is absolutely necessary, for several reasons, that working with the Kundalini implies the use of a bîja mantra under the effective supervision of a skilled teacher, and in certain circumstances. This is why it’s really not veryinteresting to learn bîja-mantra in books.
On the other hand, Vedic mantra,used in exoteric rituals, are not dangerous ones; and they always bring very benefic results. Ganesh mantra There are many kinds of tantric mantra. Some are personal mantra used for japa practice, other satisfy particular purposes. Mantra bring strong psychic,therapeutic, and spiritual results. LAM is the bîja-mantra of the Earth element. Therefore, it is in connection with the Mûladhara chakra. GAM is also linked with the Earth element; it is the reason why one can say that it is a Ganesh bîja-mantra. GLAUM is another bîja-mantra in connection with Ganesh. By contrast, OM is a universal mantra, which must be pronounced before all the other mantra. However, we have observed that Ganesh, for his devotees, is OM Himself.
For instance : OM GAM Ganeshaya Namaha.
Please note : The final end the mantra word is namaha is not pronounced. Mantra purposes are many : OM Shrî Ganeshâya namaha. The most classical Ganesh mantra; this is a good mantra for young people (among others), to assist success at school OM GAM Ganapataye namaha – Used in order to remove all obstacles before starting anything OM namo bhagavate Gajânanâya namaha.
Devotional mantra used to feel the all-pervaiding presence of Lord Ganesh and to obtain His darshana OM Vakratundâya HUM : powerful mantra quoted in the Ganesha Purâna, used to rectify twisted events OM Kshipra Prasâdâya namaha : to obtain quickly Ganesh’shelp and to purify the aura
OM HRîM SHRîM KLîM GLAUM GAM Ganapataye Varavaradasarvajaname vashamanâya svaha
This is a mantra of self giving to Lord Ganesh
OM HRîM SHRîM KLîM GAUM GAH Shrîmahâganâdhipataye namaha
OM HRîM SHRîM KLîM namo bhagavate Gajânanâya Shrîmahâganapati pranava mûlamantra GAM OM HRîM SHRîM KLîM GAUM varadamûrtaye namaha
OM HRîM SHRîM KLîM namo Ganeshvarâya brahmarûpâyacharâve sarvasiddhipradeyâya brahmanaspataye namaha Shrî Gajânana jaya Gajânana HRîM GAM HRîM Ganapataye namaha
Bîjâya Bhâlachandrâya Ganeshaparamâtmanepranatakleshanâsâya Herambâya namo namaha
âpadâmapahartâram dâtâramsukhasampadâm ksipraprasâdanam devam bhûyo bhûyo namâmyaham Namo Ganapatetubhyam Herambâyaikadantine svânandavâsine tubhyam brahmaanspataye namaha
Suklâmbaradharam devam sasisûryanibhânanam prasannavadanam dhyâyetsarvavighnopasântaye Namastamai Ganeshâya brahmavidyâpradâyine yasyâ gastayatenâma vighnasâgarasosane Yadbhrûpranihitam lakshmîm labhante bhaktakotayahsvatantramekam netâram vighnarâjam namâmyaham
Thus, one may verify that most mantra are specialized ones. They are adressed to specific Ganesh forms which represent all the specific powers of this god.
Ganesh Gâyatrî mantra Gâyatrî mantra are Vedic mantra.
They are used during pûjâ.
Mahâkarnâya vidmahe vakratundâya dhîmahi tanno danti prachodayât EkadantâyaVidmahe Vakratundâya dhîmahi tanno danti prachodayât .
OM tatpurushâya vidmahe Vakratundâya dhîmahi tanno danti prachodayât .
OM tat karâtâya vidmahe hasti mukhâya dhîmahi tanno danti prachodayât.
OM ekadantâya vidmahe vakratundâya dhîmahi tannodanti prachodayât .
So the base mantra is herself as the kundalini sakthi and her form is represented as her aide and her son Sri ganesha.