Searching through indian mythology we meet different legends explaining its elephant head. Travelling through the land of the Tamil, I heard this version most frequently:
Ganesh caught its parents, Shiva and Parvati making love. Shiva got mad and ended up cutting Ganesh’s head off. But, being immortal as a god, Ganesh needed a head to live on with. As an elephant stood near him, its head was asked for Ganesh to use it as its own.
He is very popular in India, honored by every generations.
What we Hungarians, especially the older generation, were fond of in Hungary as TV Maci (“Telly Bear”), a lovely puppet figure from a bedtime story, it is Bal Ganesh in India. Bal Ganesh teaches children positive attitude towards life and values of human dignity, through myths and religious stories in a tale-like narrative.
It is said in India, without apologizing we cannot enter into God’s house, that is why the first sanctums or altars of each hindu temple is related to Ganesh. Here we bow, apologize for our sins, practice forgiveness for what we experienced and for those who sinned against us. Only having been cleansed this way, we can go further, this preparation and the prayers are necessary for further spiritual work.
My advice to perform spiritual work with Ganesh:
Free at least a half an hour, when you can pay attention only to yourself. Use it to make your own life better.
Make yourself comfortable, relax for a couple of minutes.
Say a creative prayer with your own words or your own thoughts. Summarize your thoughts regarding apologizing and asking for forgiveness. Let go of painful situations, send love towards difficult people and situations of your life. Untie the knots of your life, make an order of what have been confused so far.
Ask for the cleansing or easening of karmic blocks, obstacles and limitations related to your past lives, your past and present. Specify in particular the difficulties you feel and ask him to help these hardships to resolve or dissolve.
Your prayer or the creative thoughts can be recited in several sentences either. However I suggest taking it seriously and taking your time and energy in appropriate amount. Discover that specific energy field, experience or sense the positive feelings, allow yourself to let your life become easier. I am sure that you know very well, it is your energy level and the quality of your vibe that creates the circumstances and events in your life, even in times when you feel quite the opposite. Where you look exactly there you will get to. If you nurture anger and bitterness in your heart, exactly that is what you get from outside. But if you live in love and happiness and walk on the path of good people, everything is going to change.
After prayer it is advised to recite mantras. They are short, ancient, usually sanskrit prayers, consisting of a couple of words, and if we repeat, recite or chant them we can draw great amount of positive, powerful energies into our lives. I have a very simple example to prove this. Let’s think about, how many times people told the simple mantra of ‘I love you’ to each other over the last thousand years. You can feel when you radiate this feeling to your loved ones with all your heart, that vast energies are moving. This is exactly how mantras work.
Repeat the mantra 108 times. It will take about 10-15 minutes, depending on the length of the mantra. Below, at the end of the page, you will find the lyrics of the mantra, and the short meaning of it along with a pronunciation guide. We also share a video from which you can hear the right pronunciation of the mantra.
I suggest taking a prayer beads consisting of 108 beads, a so-called mala. Taking this in your right hand, after each recitation of the mantra, turn your thumb around a bead, in this way you will know when you finish your circle.
The cleansing task has to be performed over a couple of consecutive weeks, continuously. At your reading you got the information, over how many weeks you have to perform your task. It is of high importance to do it without interruption. If you have started, don’t interrupt it, but still, if it happened to miss one week, you should start again from the very beginning.
If you have questions or feel stucked, please, go on with your task, don’t stop it. Feel free to ask questions and contact us in any given way displayed on our website - we will gladly help you.
Finally, please, think and realize, that your world will not change by itself. You can change it. From your palm leaf, you can already see, which way to go in order to find your happiness and your wholeness.
To go along your way it is inevitable to cleanse and remove your obstacles. Work on yourself and make efforts for your happiness. You will see it worths it.
Before starting your task, I suggest reading my advice written to the cleansing tasks here:
Zoltán Gábor Lukács
Palm Leaf Reading International
Sources & References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha
Suggested mantra: Aum Gam Ganapataye Namaha
I ask God respectfully, gratefully and humbly to help and support my life. May the obstacles be removed from my life, may my days be blessed and filled with gratitude, happiness and wholeness.
The pronunciation of the mantra is simple:
Om – Ohm or aum
Gam – Gam, gahm
Ganapataye – Gah-nah-paht-ah-yeh
Namaha – Nah-mah-hah