The Most Powerful Ganesha Mantras For Success In Exams and for Removal of Obstacles

Om Gam Ganapataye Namah

This is one of the most powerful Ganesha Mantras which simply means 'Salutations to Sri Ganesha'.

Ganesha also known as Vinayaka and Ganapati. He is one of the most worshipped Hindu gods and is worshipped before starting any work as He is believed to be the remover of obstacles.

Ganesha is also the giver of knowledge and wisdom.

Ganesha Prayer

Suklaam Baradharam Vishnum Sashivarnam Chaturbhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyayet Sarva Vighno Pasaantaye
Agajanana Padmarkam Gajanana Maharnisam Anekadantam Bhaktanam Ekadanta Mupasmahe

Every Hindu religious ritual or function begins with the chanting of this powerful Ganesha Mantra "Shuklam Bharadharam.. Ganesha is worshiped before the beginning of any function / venture / ritual etc to seek His blessings for an obstruction-free function / venture / ritual.

Meaning of the sloka

The bright moon-complexioned, all-pervading one in white clad with four arms and an ever-smiling face, I meditate upon You to bless me and remove all the obstacles.

It is believed that Ganesha, aka Sri 'Vignesawara' is the remover of obstacles and evils. The word Vishnum in this sloka is not related to Sri Vishnu but it literally means the all-pervading and it implies to Sri Ganesha.

In fact no Hindu would dare to start any work without first reciting this slokam.

Also read: The birth of Ganesha

Ganesha is the elder son (according to some beliefs He is the second son) of Shiva and Parvati Devi. Ganesha is the God of all the Ganas (i.e groups), hence he is also known as Ganadhipati / Ganapati ('adhipati' means master). Ganesh meaning is (Gan + Esh) 'eshwar' i.e. Master of 'Ganas.

Ganesha Slokas for Success in Exams

Gajananam Bhootaganadhi Sevitam
Kapitha Jambuphala Charubhakshanam
Umasutham Sokavinasa Karakam
Namami Vigheswara Padapankajam

Vande Nirantara Samasta Kalaa Kalaapam
Sampatkaram Bhavaharam
Girija Kumaaram Lambodaram
Gajamukham PranavaSwaroopam
Lakshmi Ganesham
AkhilaaSruta KalpaBhoojam

Vakratunda Mahaakaaya KotiSurya Samprabha
Nirvighnam Kurume Deva Sarva Karyeshu Sarvada

Ganesha is believed to be the Lord of Success and He is worshiped by the devotees not only for removing obstacles but also for having good education, gaining knowledge and wisdom.

Lord Ganesha in spite of his short stature is believed to be highly knowledgeable and wise. It is He who could successfully script the great epic of Mahabharata non-stop while it was being dictated non-stop by the author / composer Sage Veda Vyasa.

Related Topic: Guru Purnima

Every year Hindus celebrate His birthday as on Bhadrapada Suddha Chaturthi day. Ganesha's idols are installed in the street corners. These are kept for 9 continuous days in some regions as a part of Vinayaka Navaratri celebrations. On the 11th day, these idols are taken in huge processions accompanied with dance and music and are immersed in the nearby water resources like lakes or rivers.