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6th Apr 2022

Ganesh Ji ki Aarti – A Pathway to Divine Bliss

Aarti is a Hindu, Jain, and Sikh religious ritual and a part of multiple cultures all across the globe. It is a song that glorifies the power and the grace of a deity. It is a way of showing love, devotion, respect to a deity in the spirit of humanity, and gratitude wherein followers become immersed in the divinity. All aarti’s but specifically Ganesh ji ki aarti when performed with the light of a wick soaked in oil or ghee, or a burning incense stick, shows that each being belongs to God and each one is an indispensable part of that divine energy.  

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Ganesh Ji ki Aarti is a common aarti that many of us perform. I have performed it many times to get his divine blessings before beginning any important task. Every time I perform this holy aarti I feel united with the lord, and it imparts immense peace to my body, mind, and soul. The entire surrounding gets filled with positive vibrations that bless everyone with peace, joy, and happiness. You would have also sung this aarti, especially during Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali. But have you ever wondered what it is, why it exists, and what are its benefits? This blog will cover all of that. 

Who Is Lord Ganesha? 

Lord Ganesha is a popular Indian deity (also called “ashta hasta” or Ekadanta), often worshipped at the beginning of religious ceremonies and other rituals. Most commonly depicted as having the head of an elephant and four arms, he is also shown in some statues or drawings with only two arms but no trunk or with his traditional number of four arms plus two extra (a total of six). The name Ganesha comes from the Sanskrit words ‘Gana’ which means a ‘group or crowd’, and ‘isha’, which means ‘master or lord’. 

Ganesha is universally known to be the remover of obstacles. Due to this, many devotees worship him before embarking upon any major endeavours in life such as marriage, business, childbirth, etc. He destroys all the obstacles in the lives of his devotees and blesses them with immense prosperity, health, wealth, and success. Furthermore, he removes hurdles from the journey of the soul, and his presence can mean great things for aspiring transcendentalists around the world. He is the lord of wisdom, learning, and intellect.   

Also, Ganesha is known as the guardian of esoteric knowledge. Thus, he is considered the presiding deity of astrology. The practitioners of Vedic science believe that he has an intimate understanding of how planets affect karma and the destiny of each soul.   

Lord Ganesh aarti is chanted for a prosperous and fruitful life ahead. 

Ganesh Ji Ki Aarti Lyrics 

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva (x2)  

Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva (x2)  

Ek Dant Dayavant, Chaar Bhuja Dhaari  

Maathe Pe Sindhoor Sohe, Muse Ki Savari  

Paan Chadhe, Phool Chadhe, Aur Chadhe Meva  

Ladduan Ka Bhog Lage, Sant Kare Seva  

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva  

Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva  

Andhe Ko Aankh Det, Kodhin Ko Kaaya  

Baanjhan Ko Putra Det, Nirdhan Ko Maaya  

Sur Shaam Sharan Aye, Saphal Ki Je Seva  

Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva  

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva  

Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva  

Dinan Ki Laaj Rakho Shambhu Suta Kari  

Kamna Ko Puri Karo Jag Balihaari   

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva  

Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva  

English Translation of Ganesh Ji ki Aarti 

All salutations to you, Lord! Victory to you! My beloved! You are all mighty and powerful, the son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.  

Oh Lord, you possess one tusk and four arms. There is a vermilion mark on your forehead, and you ride upon a humble vehicle (Vahana) – the mouse.  

I offer flowers, betel leaves, and dry fruits to please you. Also, I offer you modak (ladoos) which are your favourite delicacies. All the renowned sages and saints offer their services to you, Lord.  

Oh Lord, you bless the blinds with vision. Even cure the leper of leprosy. Bless children to infertile women. With your grace, the poor gain abundance.  

Oh Lord, I pray to you night and day. Shower me with success, prosperity, and abundance. You are all-powerful, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.  

I pray to you to protect me from all evils and grant me health, wealth, and fortune. Please grant me wishes and bless me, Oh Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Paravati.  

Significance of Ganesh Aarti 

Before performing any pooja or religious ceremony, Lord Ganesh aarti is sung. Singing it with love and devotion can make one experience divine bliss. Ancient rishis believed that regular chanting of this aarti along with proper rituals can lead to spiritual enlightenment and divine bliss. Chanting this aarti with sheer devotion for Lord Ganesha creates certain vibration in the body which leads to the opening up of seven chakras and creates a divine union between the god and the devotee. Moreover, the opening of chakras provides the mind with great clarity and helps in the right decision-making which ultimately leads to prosperity, success, and abundance. Furthermore, the chanting of aarti removes negativity from the home and adds positivity and peace to the surroundings. Singing Ganesh aarti leads to experiencing eternal bliss.   

How to Perform Ganesh Aarti? 

Here is how to perform a traditional Ganesh Aarti. Practicing it daily will help you earn Lord Ganesh’s blessings.   

Step 1: Prepare Lord Ganesh’s Idol  

Before performing the Ganesh Aarti, be sure to make the necessary preparations. Remove the idol’s old flowers and garlands, clean it up and dress it in one-of-a-kind clothing. This can be anything from a simple cloth that might resemble a shawl to a very elaborate custom-made designer outfit made just for idols to wear. The person conducting this ritual should also wear proper clothes which are respectful towards the occasion, such as a dhoti or saree. 

After offering the vastra (special cloth) to Lord Ganesh, one should light up some agarbattis (incense sticks). One can apply chandan (sandalwood paste) or tilak on the idol’s forehead while chanting mantras like Om Ganeshaya Namah. Next, garlands and flowers should be put around the idol of Lord Ganesha along with durva (a specific kind of grass traditionally offered to Lord Ganesh). Invite him to your home from the bottom of your heart, asking for his blessings and boons. At last, place a plate of modaks (Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet dish) in front of him. 

Step 2: Prepare the aarti thaal 

Always draw a swastika in the middle of aarti thali as a holy Hindu symbol and place an oil lamp called an “Aarti Deepak” on it. Use pure ghee to light up the deepak and add some fresh flowers to the plate. You can also do a Pancharati (aarti with five diyas), Maha-aarti ( aarti with several diyas) with dhoop (along with sambharani, lubaan, or camphor to make a pleasant fragrance ) on special festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Jayanti for significant spiritual benefits. Adding ingredients like camphor, cloves, sambharani and lubaan helps to remove evils and negative energies from life.  

Step 3: Start the Aarti 

Start singing the aarti with sheer devotion towards the lord. While singing, hold the aarti thaal in your right hand and bell in your left. Move the aarti plate in a clockwise motion and ring the bell. According to Hindu mythology, ringing a bell while reciting aarti has its own significance. It creates certain vibrations and frequencies that boost positivity in the house and ward off evils. In addition to this, ringing the bell creates the divine sound of Om which plays a pivotal role in healing the mind, body, and soul.   

Why singing Lord Ganesh’s Aarti is Important? 

In the ancient Indian scripture known as the “Samhita”, it is written that there will be an Age of Strife (Kaliyug) when people will no longer have faith in god’s existence. The Aarti is a symbolic worship ritual conducted throughout India as a way to show respect and ask for the blessings of Lord Ganesha. In such dark times, praying for divine intervention through prayer and song is often the most effective means of letting your voice be heard by the Almighty. Through performing an Aarti, one can sing out their desires, hopes, or requests as if speaking directly to Lord Ganesh and waiting for his response to manifest itself in whatever form he deems appropriate. 

Benefits of Performing Ganesh Aarti    

  • Appeases the Lord – The hymns in the aarti are recited in praise of Lord Ganesha and entail an honest prayer made to win his grace. The mantras involved are meant to delight the heart of the Lord, and the prayers are offered as a homage to aid us in achieving his blessings.   
  • Strengthens the faith – As the devotee worships Lord Ganesha and feels his presence, he acquires a spiritual experience that influences his emotional need for belief. It takes one closer to the divine.  
  • Removes negative thoughts from the mind – Chanting the aarti with devotion helps in calming the mind, extending joy to it, and getting rid of negative thoughts. Several scientific studies have proved that chanting the aarti can lower anxiety, stress, and depressive symptoms. Besides this, it also increases positive mood, focused attention, and feeling of relaxation.     
  • Opens up seven chakras – Performing aarti loud and clear creates certain frequencies that cleanse impurity from the energy chakras of the body and open them completely. Most importantly, this leads to exercising greater self-control, expressing yourself better, increasing your ability to stand up for yourself, and getting rid of overly strong attachment to possessions, relationships, and the physical world.  
  • Strengthening relationships – If performed together with the family, Lord Ganesh aarti is believed to improve relationships. It heals both the spiritual heart centre and the physical heart centre and opens oneself up to unconditional compassion and love. The increased emotional intelligence in an individual leads to developing better relationships. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha himself was a family man and always shared great bonds with his dear ones.  
  • Spiritual enlightenment – Lord Ganesh aarti consists of powerful hymns that can help one progress on the path of spirituality. For this, the aarti should be performed with a bhav that the Lord himself is standing in front of the devotee. Chanting the Aarti with spiritual devotion brings out the best in each individual, and they feel incredibly uplifted. The more spiritual energy one puts into singing an Aarti, the greater they will intend to awaken their inner divinity and awaken consciousness. Such an Aarti reaches the Lord much faster, and those who sing it do so as a means to purify themselves of negative karma accumulated over time while also progressing upon the path of spiritual enlightenment.  

Reciting Lord Ganesh aarti is not just a ritual, but also a way to connect with your inner self. It is a way to invite the blessings of the Lord and remove all the surrounding negativity. Start performing Aarti with complete dedication and receive all the blessings of Lord Ganesh.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

When was Lord Ganesha born?  

As per historical sources, Lord Ganesha’s birth finds its mention in later Puranas, composed after 600 CE.   

Is Lord Ganesha married?

According to Tamil mythology, Lord Ganesha never married any woman because he felt no woman was more beautiful than his own mother. In the North of India, it is believed that Ganesh was married to Riddhi and Siddhi (who are actually considered different incarnations of Lakshmi) and they were beautiful women created by lord Bhrama. 

Which Colour does Lord Ganesha like?

Green and Yellow are the most loved colours by Lord Ganesha. Because of the bright and shining yellow colour, marigold flowers are the favourite of the Lord.