It is customary to invoke the name of Shri Ganesha before beginning anything. This page gives the meaning of Shri Ganapati Atharvashirsha. Note : Please click on the stanza number to go directly to meaning. All the Universes manifest due to you All the Universes are sustained by you All the Universes get destroyed in you All the Universes finally get merged in you You alone are Earth. This is Sacred Mantra. Whoever will study and learn this Atharvashirsha, he will attain the total divine knowledge.

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Other Religions. Let us hear good things through our ears, see good things through our eyes and may we enjoy our life allotted to us offering praise to the Gods with our strong bodies.

I bow to thee, Ganapati. You are personified form of the Brahman. You are the creator, protector and destroyer of all beings, You are the in-dweller eternal evident Self in all of us. Please, protect me, the speaker, the hearer, the teacher and the taught, and the giver Please protect me from all sides and the directions North,South, East and West. You are the word, deed and thought. You are the truth, consciousness and bliss.

You are the entire knowledge and science. You are the non-dual Universal Self You are the personified Brahma, appearing before us. This world has been created by you, nourished by you and again destroyed by you This world leans towards you You are the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether you are the 4 -line stanzas of all hymns four levels of speech.

You are beyond the three Gunas, the three states of conscious, sleeping and dreaming , and the three time-periods You are seated in the Muladhara pelvic region? Your name starts with the letter 'ga', and ends with the letter 'sha' and in between come the letter 'a' and anuswara 'n'. Praise be to the bearer of a single tusk which is twisted and crooked trunk. May we be inspired by the knowledge and meditation. This verse is also one of many interesting dialogs.

It has the nature of a "puzzle". One group says "ekadantaaya vidmahe" - we know someone called "ekadanta" do you know what we mean? Now they both agree that they are talking of the same God, so together they say "tanno dantii prachodayaat" - may he, dantii, invigorate us! That sage who meditates on the Lord in the following manner is better than the other sages who meditate otherwise: The Lord holding a tusk, a rope, an instrument 'ankusha' in three hands and a fourth hand showing the boon-giving posture and having his body smeared with a red fragrant paste wearing a red dress and being worshipped by red flowers, having the mouse as his carrier, a large stomach and long ears, compassionate to the devotees, being the cause of this earth, the one not slipping and appearing in person in the beginning of the creation and being beyond the primordial Nature.

Salutations to the Lord of gods and the one governing abstinence and discipline and controlling pride, to the large limbed and single tusked, to the remover of obstacles, to the son of Shiva and the boon-giver incarnate. Benefits of reciting the Hymn: Now for the fruits from reading this hymn: The reader becomes equal to Brahma He attains all happiness and is released from the five great sins If one reads in the evening one is absolved of the sins committed during the day, if read in the morning the sins of the night are washed away, if read both times, one is totally absolved of all sins, read anywhere one is freed from all obstacles, one attains all the 4 objectives Dharma, artha, kaama mokSha , one should not, however, teach this to the undeserving student, if done so through infatuation, the teacher will become a sinner, read times, one achieves whatever is desired for.

He who worships with 'duurva' flowers becomes equal to the lord of wealth Kubera , the worshipper who uses rice flakes, becomes a man of fame and scholarship, if one uses coconut-sugar mixed rice balls, obtains whatever he desires and one who uses ghee and 'samit' sticks attains everything, everything indeed.

Let us both the teacher and the taught be protected together, let us enjoy together, let us endeavour together, let our study be resplendent, let us not hate or quarrel. May there be peace all around both outside and inside us.

Thus ends the hymn 'Ganapati Atharvashirsha.


Ganapati Atharvashirsha English

It is a late Upanishadic text that asserts that Ganesha is same as the ultimate reality, Brahman. The text exists in several variants, but with the same message. Ganesha is described to be same as other Hindu gods, as ultimate truth and reality Brahman , as satcitananda , as the soul in oneself Atman and in every living being, as Om. Ghurye notes that the text identifies Ganesa with the Brahman and is of a very late origin, [6] while Courtright and Thapan date it to the 16th or 17th century. The text exists in several versions. A heavily edited and abbreviated translation was made in the early nineteenth century by Vans Kennedy.


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