1. Invocation Chant
First track on Chants for Meditation is the invocation chant. We invoke Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles, the one who is considered the most auspicious. This is an ancient chant taken from Rig Veda (2.23.1). Rig Veda is one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism. Rig Veda is a collection 1028 of Vedic Sanskrit Hymns and 10,600 Verses.
कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम् ।
ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणाम् ब्रह्मणस्पत
आ नः शृण्वन्नूतिभिःसीदसादनम् ॥
ॐ महागणाधिपतये नमः ॥
Om Gannaanaam Tvaa Ganna-Patim Hava-Amahe
Kavim Kaviinaam-Upama-Shravas-Tamam |
Jyessttha-Raajam Brahmannaam Brahmannas-Pata
Aa Nah Shrnnvan-Nuutibhih-Siida-Saadanam ||
Om Mahaa-Ganna-Adhipataye Namah ||
Om, O Ganapati, To You Who are the Lord of the Ganas (Celestial Attendants or Followers), weOffer our prayers to you,
You are the Wisdom of the Wise and the Uppermost in Glory,
You are the Eldest Lord (i.e. ever Unborn) and is of the Nature of Brahman (Absolute Consciousness); You are the Embodiment of the Sacred Pranava (Om),
Please come to us by Listening to our Prayers and be Present in the Seat of this Sacred Sacrificial Altar.
Om, our Prostrations to the Mahaganadhipati (the Great Lord of the Ganas).