Are there other things that are needed before a 40 day, 108 mantra chant to Ganesha will work for a beginner.
I have not chanted to Ganesha before. So no 10,000 mantra empowerment, no sidhi/empowerment (I do not know the proper term) of any kind.
I do have a statue, candle, sweet incense (Frankincense &Myrrh, the Dhoop I ordered has not arrived) and a piece of candy for him.
I have also been doing his chant before any other work at my alter.
I am using the Om Hreeen Greeng Hreeng mantra. I am following what is in Baal Kadmon’s book.
Am I wasting my time and possibly Ganesha’s time if I have not done the preliminary work.