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.
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)