Saṃsāra-Mohanaṃ Gaṇeśa-Kavacam (संसारमोहनं गणेशकवचम् )
This Kavacam is dedicated to the worshippers of Śrī Gaṇapati, who is an attribute of the elephant headed Lord Gaṇeśa. He is adored as the Supreme Godhead and Brahman - the Singular Reality, by the Gaṇapatyas – the sect of followers of Lord Gaṇeśa. In the Purāṇas, Lord Gaṇeśa is described as the son of the Divine Mother Pārvati, who created Him with the unguents smeared on Her body. His defiance of Lord Śiva, resulted in the replacement of his head with the elephant head of Gajāsura, an ardent devotee of Lord Śiva. In the tantric context, the Laghu Ṣoḍhā nyāsa of Śrī Lalita Tripura Sundarī, begins with the Gaṇeśa Mātṛkā nyāsa, highlighting Her descent into the Creation.
One cannot understand the highest state of Śiva and Śakti, unless we ascend beyond the restrictions of the mind, intellect and ego - Antaḥkaraṇa. The head of Gajāsura represents the Śiva tattva that He had attained and His oneness with Śiva, is the realization bestowed upon Lord Gaṇeśa, who is the creation of Śakti. Lord Gaṇeśa is therefore the foremost medium of communication to help ascend our consciousness to merge into Him, who is verily the Brahman Himself. His bīja mantra ‘gam̐’ grants the power of discernment, that is essential for us to break the barriers and obstacles manifested as karma and overcome all our difficulties to lead a happy and successful life and ultimately merge into Lord Gaṇeśa.
This kavacam is described by the Preserver Lord Viṣṇu and His avatar Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the Guru of the entire Creation (Jagadguru), who with His infinite grace, has bestowed this invaluable and most effective mantra kavacam, which is capable of dispelling all miseries, obstacles in our material and spiritual progress and all sorts of difficulties that one might be facing in the day-to-day life. The word saṃsāra-mohanaṃ, literally denotes that which mesmerizes and eases our lives and upholds the relationships that we ...Read More