All posts by Rukmini Krishnan

I love understanding life. Also every aspect of life interests me so much so that I feel it should be put down in words immediately. Poetry and short stories interest me so I would be sharing short stories based on real life incidents on this site. Reading and writing is an art that would never ever go outdated. So happy reading .

The Ganapati Mantra

English: Dagdusheth Ganpati 2005
English: Dagdusheth Ganpati 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember the first Indian shloka or mantra that I learnt was the Ganesha mantra. We all used to sit together in the evening after my mother lit the lamp and used to say it together. It is something that I want to do even now. Say it like small kids with innocence and naivete.

Gajananam Bhoota Ganadi Sevitam

Oh Lord with an elephant face, you are worshipped by the living beings

Kapittha Jambu phalasara bhakshitam

Tasting the Elephant apple or kapittha and jambu or jamun

Umasutam Shoka vinasha karanam

The son of Goddess Uma and the one who destroys grief

Namami Vigneshwara pada pankajam

I worship and bow down to you , with the lotus feet of Ganesh, you are Lord of all.