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It is a late Upanishadic text that asserts that Ganesha is same as the ultimate reality, Brahman. The text exists in several variants, but with the same message.

Ganesha is described to be same as other Hindu gods, as ultimate truth and reality Brahman , as satcitananda , as the soul in oneself Atman and in every living being, as Om. Ghurye notes that the text identifies Ganesa with the Brahman and is of a very late origin, [6] while Courtright and Thapan date it to the 16th or 17th century. The text exists in several versions.

A heavily edited and abbreviated translation was made in the early nineteenth century by Vans Kennedy. Sartha published a edition. Swami Chinmayananda published a variant of the Sanskrit text with an English translation in In his version of the source text he groups verses together to form sections that he calls upamantras.

He notes that as a result of this his line numbering and versification may differ from those given in other variants. John Grimes provides a structural analysis including a version of the Sanskrit text and an English translation in his book on Ganapati. His version provides no line numbers. It is part of the five Atharva Shiras Upanishads, each of which are named after the five main deities or shrines panchayatanan of the Smarta tradition of Ganapati , Narayana , Rudra , Surya and Devi.

The text opens with the Shanti hymn prelude, or the peace chant, found in many manuscripts of Sanskrit texts. The first verse of the Upanishad proper asserts that Ganesha is the Supreme principle and all pervading metaphysical absolute reality called Brahman in Hinduism. You are indeed the visible "That Thou Art" [tattvamasi].

You indeed produce the universe. You indeed sustain it. You indeed destroy it. You indeed are the all pervading reality.

You are the manifestation of the eternal self Brahman. O Lord Ganapati! You alone are the visible manifestation of the Essence of the words "That thou art". You alone are the Doer.

You alone are the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe. You alone are the Destroyer. Verily You alone are all this - "idam sarvam" - in the creation, because You are Brahman. You are the Eternal Atman in bodily form. Ganesha is same as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, all deities, the universe and the Om. You are Chandrama.

You are earth, space, and heaven. You are Indra. You are fire and air. You are the sun and the moon. You are Brahman. You are the three worlds Bhuloka, Antariksha-loka, and Swargaloka. You are Om. Some evidence that the work is of late origin which associate Ganapati with the Muladhara chakra:. When this mantra is written using simplified transliteration methods that do not include diacritical marks to represent nasal sounds, it is written as "gam".

This bija mantra is also used in the Ganesha Purana which is generally dated as preceding the Ganapati Atharvasirsa. Courtright translates the passage as follows:. This is your form. To utter this sound [i. The text includes a Gayatri mantra in verse 8, with Ganesha as the source of inspiration for meditation and knowledge, in Nrichad Gayatri poetic meter. The text ends with the Shanti hymn, states Grimes, "May we be protected together, may we be sustained together, may we do great deeds together, Om, peace, peace, peace!

It is the most important surviving Sanskrit text in the Ganapatyas tradition of Hinduism, wherein Ganesha is revered. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Muladhara Chakra. Ganapati: Song of the Self. Glory of Ganesha. Central Chinmaya Mission Trust: Bombay, Other reprint editions: , Gods and Men. Bombay: pp. Manohar Publishers. Publications of the De Nobili Research Library, vol. Gerhard Oberhammer: Vienna, , p. London: pp. Sartha, ed.

Bombay, In Chinmayananda's numbering system this is upamantra 1. In Chinmayananda's numbering system this is upamantra 8. In Chinmayananda's numbering system this is part of upamantra 7. Then adorn it by a crescent also a nasal. And this represents O Lord Ganapati! Text and verse numbering are given in Chinmayananda p. Chinmayanada notes that his version numbering may differ from that in other variants.

Courtright translates the verse as "This text was told by the Atharvan sage. Chinmayananda comments on this claim of lineage saying that "it may or may not be so", noting that such an attribution of authorship is not found in the body of many of the upanishads. Chinmayananda p.

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The text identifies Ganesha to be same as Om , Atman and Brahman.

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