The form of Shakti Ganapati or Shakti Ganapathy represents the element of Akash (Space). It is believed that when a devotee worships Lord Ganesha in this form, he can gain control over the five senses of human body. The person is blessed with improved concentration so that he can achieve his aims without any difficulty. Shakti Ganesha is regarded as the protector of the homeowners and landlords. The Lord brings peace to a home and removes all negative elements.
The Thiruparankundram Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu is one of the most popular temples of Lord Shakti Ganapati. Moreover, the Ganesha temples in Nanjangud and Chamarajanagar in Mysore, Karnataka also worship this form of the Lord.
The Shakti Ganapati Mantra is recited by the devotees in adoration of Lord Shakti Ganapati. The devotional hymn is mentioned as follows-
Alingya Deveem Haritandgyashtim
Sandhyarunam Pashasni Vahantham
Bhayapaham Shakti Ganeshameede.
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