Each word in this mantra to Ganesh has
- Om is a spiritual sound
representing the universe or Brahman, the essence of all creation.
It is typically recited at the beginning and end of all Hindu
prayers and is frequently chanted during yoga practice.
- Gum is the sound representing the
energy of Ganesh himself. It is his bija (seed syllable) mantra.
- Ganapatayei, another name for
Ganesh, is the formal Sanskrit pronunciation of the god's name.
- Namah is difficult to translate
literally, but its meanings include “it is not mine” and “in
your essence, we bow to you.”