Gaṇeśa Sūktam – Ṛg Veda

A comprehensive course to learn the very special and powerful Gaṇeśa Sūktam, a mantra from the Ṛg Veda recited to invoke Gaṇapati, bringing forth our best inner resources to work through obstacles on our spiritual path. The first 9 mantras of this hymn are a prayer to Indra, who strengthens our subtle body to receive the knowledge, the Truth.

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How this course works

This course is divided into 12 lessons. It is recommended to go through at the most three lessons per week for effective learning. This means it should take you 5 weeks to learn to practice this mantra ON YOUR OWN! (Of course, you are always free to take as long as you like at your own pace.)

Each lesson takes you through the recitation and meaning of the hymn,  helping you to understand the significance of this mantra. It also helps you at the same time, step by step, to build your own, personal home veda recitation practice. You will be able to understand all the Vedic phonetics in each of the 12 mantras in a systematic way, ensuring you have all the information usually transmitted through oral tradition. Through careful study, listening and practice, you will be able to learn this mantra accurately.

Course objectives:

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Learn the complete Gaṇeśa Sūktam along with all Vedic phonetic details.
  • Understand the meaning of each mantra along with some important key words useful for personal reflection and growth.
  • Learn the significance of Gaṇapati and Indra in the Vedas.
  • Submit your audio recording of the chanting at the end of the course for feedback.
Vedic chanting students of Veda Studies with their teacher Shantala Sriramaiah practising chanting

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
    5 minutes
  • Download your workbook
    2 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 2 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-2 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 3 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Manta 1-3 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 4 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-4 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 5 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-5 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 6 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-6 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 7 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-7 full mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 8 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-8 full mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 9 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 9 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 9 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 9 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-9 full mantra practice
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 10 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 10 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 10 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 10 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-10 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 11 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 11 – Vedic phonetics
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 11 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 11 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 1-11 full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 12 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 12 – Vedic phonetics
    5 minutes
  • Mantra 12 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Mantra 12 – full mantra practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 1 – half sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 2 – full sentence practice
    10 minutes
  • Lesson 3 – final corrections
    10 minutes
  • Memorisation
    5 minutes

Your Course Includes

Structured audio lessons

Chanting in sections, full sentences and full mantra recordings to learn in a systematic way, just as you would in a live class with a teacher.

A workbook

Workbook included with text in transliteration, devanāgari as well as complete Vedic phonetic guide and meaning of each mantra in the Sūktam.

Shantala's practice with her teacher

Shantala’s personal practice with her teacher is included in this course so you can understand the learning process is the same for everyone!

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is a self paced learning course of 5 weeks of duration. You are free to take longer or finish sooner depending on your progress.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can revisit the content of this course any number of times you wish.

Can I have face to face interation with Instructor
No, this is an online self paced course with video demonstration. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system from the member’s area.
How do I get feedback on my chanting?

You will be able to submit an audio recording for feedback from the teacher at the end of your course!

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