The Dhāraṇī of Four-Armed White Gaṇapati from the Tradition of the Jowo [Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna]
(tshogs bdag dkar po phyag bzhi ba jo bo’i lugs kyi gzungs bzhugs so)

 

From ‘Compendium of Regular Practices for Names and Dhāraṇīs’
(mtshan-gzungs rgyun-khyer phyogs-bsgrigs)

Extracted from ‘The Treasure Mine of Practice Methods’
(sgrub-thabs rin-chen ‘byung-gnas)
by the 7th Panchen Lama, Lobzang Pelden Tenpay Nyima
(pan-chen sku-phreng bdun-pa blo-bzang dpal-ldan bstan-pa’i nyi-ma, 1782–1853)

Arranged and published by the Gansu Ethnic Publishing House
(kan-su’u mi-rigs dpe-skrun-khang), 1996

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos
& the Sugatagarbha Translation Group

 

LHA YI GYEL-PO LHA-MIN JOM
King of gods who subdues demigods (asuras),

T’A-DAK GEK LA WANG-GYUR-WA
Overpowers obstructive forces in their entirety,

GANG-RI’I DOK TAR RAP TU KAR
And is utterly white like the color of snow mountains:

TS’OK-JÉ ZI-JIY BAR LA TÖ
Praise be to the Lord of Gatherings, blazing with majesty.

 

[The Dhāraṇī:]

OṂ BHRUṂ GAṆAPATI SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ BHRUṂ GAṆAPATI SWĀHĀ

Or more commonly:

OṂ BHRUṂ GAṆAPATI SOHĀ]

 

And also:

OṂ BHARAKATAYE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ BHARAKATAYE SWĀHĀ

Or more commonly:

OṂ BHARAKATAYE SOHĀ]

 

And also:

OṂ VAKATE DAṂṢTAṂ BHINDA HŪṂ PHAṬ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ WAKATE DAṂSHTAṂ BHINDA HŪNG PHAṬ

Or more commonly:

OṂ WAKATE DAṂSHTAṂ BHINDA HŪNG P’AYṬ]

 

Recite any of these [above mantras] as much as possible. And in closing recite the following a little [a few times]:

OṂ BHRUṂ GAṆAPATI RATNA SIDDHI SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ BHRUṂ GAṆAPATI RATNA SIDDHI SWĀHĀ

Or more commonly:

OṂ BHRUṂ GAṆAPATI RATNA SIDDHI SOHĀ]

 

GÉ-WA DI YIY NYUR DU DAK
By this virtue, may I swiftly

TS’OK-DAK KAR-PO DRUP GYUR NAY
Accomplish White Gaṇapati,

DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LÜ-PA
And establish all living beings, without exception,

DÉ YI SA LA GÖ-PAR SHOK
On his level.

 

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, September 9-10th 2016, in Pokhara, Nepal. Finalized January 3rd 2017, in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Special thanks to Ned Branchi for his work with the Sanskrit and dhāraṇīs.

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