Bring in the new year with Ganesha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ganesha is an elephant-headed deity that is worshiped in India and many parts of the world. Daily routines, opening of new businesses, the start of a journey, and even an exam are preceded by a prayer to Ganesha. It is felt that he is the remover of all obstacles and before all endeavors it is important to seek Ganesha’s blessing first.

Live Light Practice:

Begin the new year by chanting this Ganesha mantra to yourself or out loud for 5-10 minutes each morning:

om gam ganapataye namaha

(I offer my love and devotion to Sri Ganesha; please grant me success in my noble endeavor)