I was born with his blessings and naturally I'm very much devoted to him. I have his pictures and statues everywhere around my house. I truly believe that he was there for me throughout my life and will be for the rest of my breathing days in this world. He was the one i held to when I stood alone in the long hospital alley twice, once last year and again this year. I always wonder how can people not believe in God, when I can feel his presence around me. I know he is the one that leads me to the right path. He is a little playful though. Loves to let me learn my lesson the hard way. But he is always there to lift me up and pat me.
I visited him today in the temple and it was a beautiful prayers offered. I closed my eyes and I could feel this energy around. A vibe like no other. I'm reminded of this power every time i stand in front of him. I bow to you Ganesha. Happy birthday.
I surrender to you, Lord Ganesha. You are the speaker. You are the listener. You are the giver. You are the sustainer. I am your disciple. Protect me from the front and back. Protect me from the north and the south, from above and below. Protect me from all directions.
You are full of perfect knowledge of truth and awareness. You are full of bliss and pure consciousness. You are truth, consciousness and bliss. You are the absolute awareness. You are full of supreme wisdom and knowledge.
You are the earth, water, fire, air and the space. You are the root foundation of speech. You are beyond the three gunas: ‘sattva’, ‘rajas’ and ‘tamas.’ You are beyond the physical, mental and causal bodies. You are beyond the three aspects of time: past, present and future. You are eternally established in the muladhara chakra. You have three shaktis: action, knowledge and will.
Salutation to the Ganapati whose seed mantra is Aum Gam. We know Ekadanta, the One-tusked God, the unique God. We meditate upon Vakratunda, the curved-trunk God. May that unique elephant God illumine our consciousness and direct us along the right track.
Translated from Sankrit by Dr. Vasant Lad)