Aum Lambodaraya Namah
Definition - What does Aum Lambodaraya Namah mean?
Aum Lambodaraya namah is a mantra that is recited in honor of the Hindu god, Ganesh (also called Ganpati) as the lord of the universe. This is one of many Ganesha/Ganpati mantras that pay tribute to and seek the assistance of the deity best known as the elephant god and remover of obstacles.
Aum, or Om, is the primordial sound of the universe. Lambodar refers to Ganesh as “he who has a large belly." Namah is a word that is used as a salutation. It means “not me” and indicates the yogi puts aside his/her ego in praise of Ganesh.
Yogapedia explains Aum Lambodaraya Namah
Mantras, in general, are chanted for the energy of their sound vibrations, to still the mind for meditation, and to achieve a specific purpose or goal, such as wealth or happiness. Ganesha mantras are recited for well-being, health, success and spiritual progress.
Chanting Aum Lambodaraya namah fits into the latter category, as it promotes higher consciousness and oneness with the universe. As such, this mantra fits with the philosophy of the Advaita school of Hinduism in that the true Self is the same as the Absolute Reality. The mantra means all of the universe is within the yogi, and the yogi is the universe.