Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra - Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

Learn everything about this Ganesha mantra that is known to
remove obstacles

The Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra is an auspicious chant dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Divine Bestower of Success.

Lord Ganesha is also considered the remover of obstacles, or Vighnaharta.

This is the perfect mantra to chant or listen to at the beginning of every new endeavor.

This Ganesha mantra helps to cleanse out negative energy and attract fruitful results.

This mantra cultivates confidence, vision, and inspires new effortless ways towards achieving our desires.

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History of the mantra

The origin of this divine mantra is in the ancient Vedic period. Although there still isn't complete certainty, it is believed that the mantra first appeared in the Mudgala Purana.

Among the several mantras written in devotion to Lord Ganesha, this has been the most popularly practiced one.

Even today, this remains one of the first mantras that any new student of Sanskrit mantras learns and masters.

This mantra is played across India during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada

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Meaning of the Mantra

Lyrics :
Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada
Meaning :

Oh Lord Ganesha with the curved trunk or twisted trunk and the one with a majestic huge body,
the One whose brilliance is equivalent to billions of Suns.
Oh Lord, I ask thee to please free my path from all obstacles
And bless me, so that all my efforts may successfully manifest.

Benefits of listening to Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra

The Vakratunda Mahakaya mantra holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener.

Listening to this Ganesha mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Channel creativity
The mantra opens up the mind's blocked channels to creativity, focus, inspiration, and wisdom

Benefit 2 - Control anger
The mantra helps in keeping anger and ego in check while fostering a sense of humility and acceptance

Benefit 3 - Self-awareness
With intense practice, it instils a deep sense of self-awareness and confidence through meditation

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