Dwatrimsath Ganapathi dhyana slokas.
According to Mudgala Purana , a book dealing with Lord Ganesa, there are thirty two forms of Ganesa. These are listed described along with pictures and Dhyana Slokas are in a Kannada book called Sri Thathwa nidhi, in the chapter on Shiva Nidhi. These pictures along with the slokas are sculpturally represented along with Dhyana Slokas in the temple at Nanjangud as well as Chamaraja nagar near Mysore. I got these slokas in a book pulished by the Ganesa temple of Connaught place , new Delhi in the year 1969. Each Dhyana sloka gives a detailed form of that Ganesa. Ganesa devotees believe that chanting these 32 slokas would help you fulfill all your wishes. Detailed iconography along with a drawn picture along with slokas their translation as well as the location of the concerned temples is available in the web site
Illustrated information about the 32 Ganesa forms are also available in
However the order in which these 32 forms are presented is very much different in these web sites. )
1.Bala Ganapathi (Mesha Rasi on Prathama)
(Child form of Ganesa)
(It is good for people born in mesha rasi to worship this Ganapathi on Prathama thidhi (first phase of moon) with grass and offer him either banana fruit or Mango fruit or Modhakas and s distribute it to devotees.The health of the children would improve by worshipping this form of Ganesa)
Karastha kadali chootha , panasekshuka modhakam,
Bala soorya prabhakaram, vandeham bala ganapathim,
I salute the boy like Ganapathi who shines like a young Sun,
Holding in his hands Banana fruit, mango fruit, jack fruit , sugarcane and Modhaka .
2.Bhaktha Ganapathi (rishbha rasi on dwitheeya)
(devotee form of Ganesa)
(It is good for people born in Rishabha rasi to worship this form of Ganapathi on Dwitheeya thidhi (Second phase of moon). He should be offered either coconut or Paruppu payasam. By worshipping him sorrows in mind would disappear. Diseases of the mind would be cured)
Nalikeramra kadali gula payasa dharinam,
SArthchandra bhava pusham , bhaje bhaktha ganapathim.
I salute the devotee Ganapathi , who shines like the autumn moon,
Holding in his hands coconut, mango , banana and a pot of Jaggery Payasam.
3.Sakthi Ganapathi (mithuna rasi on tritheeya)
(The powerful Ganesa)
(This Form should be worshipped by those born in Mithuna rasi on Tritheeaya thidhi (third phase of moon) ,By worshipping him, you would become wealthy /become an expert artist.Worship him using Dhoorva grass. )
AAlinghya devim harithaam nishannam parasparaslishta katou nivesaya,
SAndhyarunaam pasa sruneem vahantham bhayapaham Shakthi Ganapathi meede.
I salute the Ganapathi with Shakthi , who is seen embracing his wife ,
Who holds a green lemon , who and his wife seated on his knee embrace each other,
Who is of the orange colour of the dusk , who holds the tusk and goad and shows sign of protection.
4.Pingala (Sidhi ) Ganapathi (Kadaka rasi on Chathurthi day)
(The occult Ganesa)
(this form of Ganesa should be worshipped by thisse born In Kadaka rasi on the Chathurthi day. He should be worshipped with flowers and offered either sugar caane or Payasam or Modhakam with gingelly inside, All your desires would be fulfilled by worshipping him.)
Pakva chootha kalpa manjarim ikshu danda thila modhakai saha ,
Udwahan parasu hastha they Nama sri samrudhipatha deva Pingala.
Salutations to the reddish brown coloured god armed with axe in his hand , who signifies plenty ,
Who holds ripe mango , bouquet of turmeric , sugarcane and sesame sweet.
5. Uchishta Ganapathi (simha rasi on Panchami)
(The Ganesa who has left remnants)
(people n born in Simha rasi should worship this form on Panchami day.Worshipping him with blue flowers is more effective . He should be offered pomegranate fruit or Jaggery payasam .Life would be full of joy without any worries by worshipping him. This form is considered as the most powerful form and is worshipped by householders as well as Sanyasis,)
Neelabjam dadimi veena saali gunjaksha suthrakam,
Dadadad uchishta naamaayam Ganesa pathu mokshadha
Let The Ganapathi called the Ganapathi who gives the left over.
Who holds a blue lotus, Pomegranate, Veena , rosary
6.Kshipra Ganapaathi (Kanya rasi on sashti days)
The Swift Ganesa
(people born in Kanya rasi should worship him on Sagti thithi(sixth phase of moon). BY worshipping him cattle wealth would increase)
Danthakalpa lathaapasa rathna kumbham kusojjwalam ,
Bandhooka kamaneeyamam dhyayeth kshipra ganadhipam.
I meditate on the easily pleased Lord of Ganas who holds a blue lotus and shining sprig of paddy
Who holds a climbing plant , rope , gem studded pot and as pretty as Bandhooka tree.
7.Vighna raja(Vijaya) Ganapathi (THula rasi on SApthami)
(Ganesa- The King of obstacles)
(Peopple born in thula rasi should worship him on sapthami day. He should be offered SArkarai pongal or Laddu. Success in all attempts would be assured by worshipping him.)
Pasangusa swadam thamra phalavaan aaghu vahana,
Vighnan nihanthu rakthavarno vinayaka.
Let the blood red coloured Ganesa who holds the rope and goad,
Own tusk and mango and rides on a mouse remove my obstacles.
8.Srushti Ganapathi(Meena rasi Ashtami)
(Ganesa the creator)
(People born in meena rasi should worship him on Ashtami thidhi(Eigth phase of moon . He could be offered Beaten rice, Groundnut chundal. People who are artists or composers or producers would benefit by worshipping him)
Pasangusa swadantha aamra phalavan aaghu vahana,
Vighnan nihanthu nassona srushti daksho vinayaka.
Let the blood red coloured Ganesa who holds the rope and goad,
Own tusk and mango and rides on a mouse and ,
Who is engaged in creation of beings with blood , remove my obstacles.
9.Runa mochana Ganapathi (Navami)
(Ganesa who saves us from debt)
(For getting rid of debts, he should be worshipped on Navami thidhi. He should be offered wood apple or puffed rice. People who are suffering from sickness would get cy ured by worshipping him.)
Pasangusou dantha jambu dadhana spatika prabha,
Rakthamsuko Ganapathir mudhesyadh runa mochaka.
Let the Ganapathi of crystal colour dressed in red holding rope , goad and rose apple.
Happily remove all my bondage and loans.
10.Dundi Ganapathi (dasami)
(The sought after Ganapathi)
(He should be worshipped on Dasami thidhi(tenth phase of moon).All obstacles would vanish by praying to him.)
Akshmaalaam kutaaram cha rathna pathram swadanthakam,
Dathe karair vighna rajo dundi nama mudhesthuna.
Does not the dispeller of obstacles , who is called Dundi,
Holding a rosary , sword , pot of gems and his own tusk is joyfully sought after.
(Ganesa with two faces)
(This form with two faces should be worshipped on Ekadasi thithi..Life long prosperity would result by regularly worshipping him like that
SWadantha pasangusa rathna pathram , karair dadhano Harineelagra gathra,
Rakthamsuko rathna kireeta mali bhoothyai sadaa may dwimukho Ganesa.
I salute always for my sake the Ganesa who has two faces,
Who is bluish green and wears red cloth and wearing a garland a red crown,
And holds in his hand, His own tusk , rope goad , pot of gems .
12.Yoga Ganapathi (all rasis always)
(Ganesa of Yoga)
(It is believed all the 12 rasis are within himWorshipping him on dwadasi day is considered as special,He should be worshipped by Durva grass and conch flower.Ven pongal and appam should be offered to him)
Yogaroodo yoga pattabhi ramo balarkabhaschensra neelamsu kadaya,
Paseeswakshaan yoga dandam dadhanopaya nithyam yoga vigneswarona.
I daily salute the Yoga Ganesa , who sits on a yogic pose, crowned as master of yoga,
Who shines like sun , wears blue cloths and holds rope , rosary and Yoga staff.
13.Yeka dantha Ganapathi (trayodasi thithi)
(The one tusked Ganesa)
Worshipping this form of Ganesa in the Trayodasi thithi would and offering him Laddu or Chakkarai pongal would help you shine in studies and fear of enemy getting destroyed.)
Lambhodaram , shyama thanum ganesam kutaramakshasraja moordwagabhyam,
Saladrungum danthamadha karabhyaam vametharabhyam cha dadhana meede.
I salute Ganesa ,who has a big paunch, who has a black body who holds an axe and a rosary,
Who is upright and has his broken trunk in his left hands .
14.Herambha Ganapathi (Chathurdasi thithi)
(The Hero Ganesa)
(By worshipping him in Chaturdasi , you can get yourself out of any great danger. )
Abhaya varada hastha pasaa danthakshamala sruni parasudhano mudgaram modhakam cha ,
Phalam adhigatha Simha Pancha mathanga vakthro Ganapathi rathi gaura, pathu heramba nama.
Let me be protected by the five elephant headed Ganesa riding on a lion who is very serious, who is called Heramba,
Who shows signs of protection and boons, who holds the rope , his tusk, rosary , sickle , axe, hammer , citron, and Modhaka.
15.Nrutha Ganapathi (Paurnami)
(The dancing Ganesa)
(This form of Ganapathi should be worshipped on a full moon day(Paurnami))
Pasangusa poopoa kutara dandha , chanchatkara kluptha varanguleeyakam,
Peetha prabham kalpa tharor adhastham bhajami nruthopapadham ganesam.
I sing about the dancing Ganesa , who is of yellow golden color , who sits below wish giving tree ,
Who holds the noose , goad , Modhaka , tusk ,shining divine rings arranged on his fingers.
16.Haridra Ganapathi (Sankata Hara Chathurthi)
(The turmeric Ganesa)
(This form of Ganesa should be worshipped on SAnkata hara Chathurthi day,He would accept any thing that is offered to him.Children worshipping him would be devotees.)
Haridram chathur bahum , haridra vadanam prabhum,
Pasangusa daram devam modakam danthameva cha ,
Bhakthabhaya pradatharam vandhe vigna vinasanam.
I salute the dispeller of obstacles, who protects his devotees,
Who is yellow in colour , has four hands , who is the lord having golden face ,
Who is the god holds noose, goad , Modhaka and the tusk.
(Ganesa who is a youth/blesses us at all times))
(This form of Ganesa can be worshipped on dwitheeya , wood apple or maize cobs or beaten rice or modhakas x can be offered to him.. He blesses us at all times)
Pasangusa apoopa kapitha jamboo phalam thilan venumapiswa hasthai,
Drutha sadasya tharuna arunabha paayath sayushmaan tharuno Ganesa.
Long live the Teen aged Ganapathi who holds the noose, goad ,jaggery sweet,
Wood apple , rose apple , Gingelly and cane ,
Who wears the shining red colour of dawn and gets you very long life.
18.Veera Ganapathi (at all times)
(The valorous Ganesa)
(worshipping him would destroy our fear)
Vethala sakthi sara karmuka chakra gadvanga, mudgara , gadhaam angusa naga pasaan,
Soolam cha kuntha parasu dwajam udvahantham , veeram ganesamarunam sathatham smaraami.
I always ,meditate on the red valorous Ganapathi who holds goblin, spear , bow , arrow, hammer, mace ,
Wheel , sword , shield , mace , goad , snake , noose , trident , pick axe , battle axe and flag.
19.Dvija Ganapathi (at all times)
(The twice born Ganesa)
(Helps us during interview and examinations)
Ya pusthakaksha guna dhanda kamandalu sreenirvruthyamana kara bhooshana mindu varnam,
Sthambera manana chathushtaya shobhamanam thwaam samsmare dwija ganathipathe dhanya
I remember the honourable twice born Ganesa , who holds book of palm leaves, a staff , water pot ,
Who is happy and decorates his hands by a moon, and who shines like the four legged elephant.
20.Vighna(bhuvanesa) Ganapathi (Dhanu rasi/Navami thidhi)
(Ganesa-the lord of earth/Obstacles)
(This form should be worshipped by those born in Dhanu Rasi on Navami thidhi..Business and farming would prosper if you worship him.)
Samswekshu chapa kusumeshu kutara pasa chakramkusai kalama manjarika gadhahyou,
Panisthithai pari samahitha bhooshana sri Vigneswara vijayathe thapaneeya goura.
Hail Vigneswara who is saintly white holding Conch , sugar cane , flower , axe , rope,
Wheel, goad paddy and Dhruva grass in his hand who is decorated by the correct Samhithas.
21.Urdhwa Ganapathi (at all times)
(to be worshipped by 21 numbers of any flower or grass. By worshipping him, there would be prosperity to the world and happiness in family)
Kalhari shali kamalekshuka chapa bana Dantha prorahaka gadhi kanakojjawalanga ,
Aalinganodhyatha karo harithanga yashtya devya disathw abhayam oordhwa ganathipo may.
Let me be given protection by the upright Ganapathi , who embraces his Shakthi who sits on his left thigh.
Who is of golden colour , who holds a blue lily, lotus flower , sugarcane , bow and arrows , a sprig of paddy and the club.
22.Lakshmi Ganapathi (at all times)
(The Ganesa giver of wealth)
(No special rules. By worshipping him daily the devotee would become rich.)
Vibrana suka bhjeeja poora kamalam,manikhya kumbha angusan,
Pasam kalpa lathaancha gadga vilasath jjyothi sudhaa nirjjara,
Shyamenatha saroruhena sahitho devi dvayenaanthike,
Gourangavara dhannaa hastha kamalo Lakshmi ganeso avathath.
All over is spread the white Lakshmi Ganesa who holds a parrot , pomegranate , lotus flower,
Gem studded pot, goad , noose, the wish giving creeper, sword and shines like a flame fulfilling all wishes.
Sits near a blue lotus filled lake along with his two consorts and shows the boon giving hand.
23.Maha Ganapathi (Think about him any time)
(The great Ganesa)
(Even by mental worship he grants your wishes.He likes offerings of Appam or mango or jack fruit or Banana or coconut or sweet modhakams)
Hastheendranana indhu chooda aruna chayaam trinethram rasath,
Aaslishtam priyayaa sapadma karaya swangasthaaya santhatham,
Bheejapoora gadhekshu karmukalasachakrabhja pasothphala,
Breehyagraswa vishana rathna kalasaan hasthair vahantham bhaje.
I sing about The great Ganapathi who is of red colour , who has a face of king of elephants,
Who wears the moon , has three eyes, , embraces always his darling sitting on his lap with his lotus like hands,
Who holds pomegranate , mace, sugarcane, a pot of jewels , discuss, blue lotus flower, rope , broken tusk and pot of jewels.
24.Ekakshara Ganapathi (any time)
(One lettered Ganesa)
(By worshipping this form expertise in all forms of art can be achieved. He likes Erukkam poo garland and Ellurundai)
Raktho rakthangaragaam Shuka, kusumayutha thundhila chandra mouli,
Nethrair yuktha sthribhi Vamana kara charano bheeja pooram dadhaana,
Hasthaagra kluptha pasangusa sharada varadho naga vakthrohi bhoosho,
Deva padmasanastho bhavathu Sukha karo bhoothaye vighna raja.
Let us be granted pleasant life by the king of obstacles , who is red and wears red cloths,
Who holds a parrot and lotus and wears the crescent on his crown,
Who has three eyes, who holds pomegranate on his left hand ,
Who holds the rope and the goad in his hands , decorates himself with a snake and grants clear boons.
25, Vara Ganapathi(vruschiga rasi )
(The Ganesa who is blessed)
(expertise in knowledge music or wisdom. Any thing simple can be offered to him.)
Sindhoorabhamibhanam trinayanam, cha pasamguso,
Bhibranaam Madhu math kapalam anisam sadvindu moulim bhaje,
Prushtayaa aslishta thanum dwajagra karayaa padmollasaddhasthayaa,
Thadhonyahitha pani mathava vasumath pathrolasad pushkaram.
I pray Lord Ganesa who is of lustrous colour of saffron , who has three eyes. Who has noose and goad,
Who always carries honey in a skull and has crescent on his crown and
Who sits embracing his wife carrying lotus and a flag ,
With his fourth hand caressing her thighs , And his trunk carrying a pot of jewels.
26.Tryakshara Ganapathi(any time)
(The three lettered Ganesa)
(By worshipping this form we would get the blessings of all Gods)
Gajendra vadanam sakshad chala karna suchamaram,
Hema varnam chathur bahumn pasangusa daram varam,
SWadantham dakshine hasthe savye thwamraphalam thadhaa,
Pushkare modhakam chaiva darayanthamanusmareth.
I remember that Ganapathi with elephant face , whose ears are like fans,
Who is golden in colour, who has four hands, who carried a rope and a goad,
Who carries his own tusk in right hand and also a mango fruit,
And also carries a Modhaka by his tusk.
27.Kshipra prasada Ganapathi (any time)
(The easily pleased Ganesa)
(Ny praying him at times of danger, he would immediately help)
Drutha pasangusa kalpa latha swaradhascha bheejapoorayuthaa,
Sasi sakala kalitha mouli strilochano arunascha , gaja vadana,
BHasura bhoosgana deeptho brahad dara padmam vishtarollasitha,
Vighna payodhara pavana kara drutha kamla sadhasthu bruthyai.
I pray for prosperity that Ganesa who holds the rope, goad, wish giving creeper , his own tusk and pomegranate ,
Who has crescent decorating his crown , who has three eyes, who is red in colour and has an elephant face ,
Who has a big form decorated by ornaments and is happy with the big lotus flower he holds,
Who removes all obstacles by his grace like wind using the lotus flower that he holds.
28.Uddhanda Ganapathi (at any time)
(The unchained Ganesa)
(By worshipping him , we would get power and position. Offer him Karkandu rice or Athirasam , Modaka)
Kalharambuja bheeja pooraka gadha danthekshu banaissadaa,
Bhibrano mani khumba Sali kalaso paasam cha chakranvitham,
Gowarangyaa ruchiraa aravindha karayaa devyaa sadaa samyuthaa,
Sonangusa shubha mathanothu bajathaam udhanda vigneswaraa.
I sing about the extraordinary(unchained) Ganesa with a prayer for all that is good, who is red in colour
Who holds blue lily, Pomegranate , mace , broken tusk , sugarcane, arrow, pot of gems , rope , lotus paddy ear , goad and the wheel,
And who is always with his wife holding a white coloured lotus and sitting on his lap.
29.TRimukha Ganapathi(Morning, noon and night daily)
(The three faced Ganesa)
(By worshipping him life would become peaceful and filled with joy)
Srimath theeshna siravangusa aksha varadhan dakshedadhana karai.
Panchamrutha poorna kumbham abhayam vaame dadhanomudhaa,
Peeta swarnamayaravindha vilasath sathkarnikaa bhasure,
AAseena strimukha palaasa ruchiro nagaanaana pathunaa.
Let me be protected by three faced Ganesa with elephant face shining like the flame of the forest,
Who holds on his right hand , a very sharp shining hook , a rosary and the signing of blessing,
Who holds in a right hand a full pot of nectar and sign of protection,
And who sits on a golden throne with lotus inlaid wearing a shining ear ring.
30.Simha Ganapathi (At any time)
(Ganesa with the lion head)
(By worshipping him all desires would be fulfilled)
Veenaam kalpa lathaam arincha varadam dakshe vidathe karai,
Vame thamarasamcha rathna kalasam sanmanjari chabhayam,
Vame thamarasamcha rathna kalasam sanmanjari chabhayam,
Shunda danda lasath mrugendra vadana sankhendu giwara shubha,
Dheevyath rathna nibhamsuko Ganapathi payadapayath sanaha.
Let me protected from all dangers, by the Ganapathi who shines like gems,
Who holds on his right hand veena, wish giving creeper and protection to even enemies,
Who holds on his left hand a pot of gems , a bouquet of flowers and sign of protection,
Who shines like a white conch and a moon and is lion faced along with elephant trunk.
30.Durga Ganapathi (any tme)
(Ganesa the destroyer of difficulties)
(In the life of people who worship her daily , sorrow would never come)
Thaptha kanchana sankaaschath ashta hastho mahath thanu,
Deepthangusam sarancha aksham dantham dakshe vahan karai,
Vaame pasam karmukam chalatham jambudayathath karai,
Rakthamsuka sadaa bhooyath Durga ganapathir mudhe.
Let me be kept always happy by Durga Ganapathi who wears red cloths,
Who is of the colour of molten gold with a huge body having eight hands,
Who holds an arrow , shining goad , rosary and his tusk on his right hands,
And who holds a noose, a bow , a wish giving creeper and rose apple.
32.SAnkata Hara Ganapathi (On SAnkata hara Chathurthi)
(Ganesa destroyer of sorrow)
(By worshipping him we as well as our children would become prosperous)
Balarkaaruna kanthir vaame Baalaam vaha nankhe,
Lasad indhivara hastham gourangim rathna shobhadyaam,
Dakshe angusa varadhanam vame pasancha Payasam pathram,
Neelaam Shuka samana peedepadhyarune thishtan,
Sankataharana paayath sankatapoogadh gajanano nithyam.
Let my sorrows be daily destroyed by Sankata Hara Ganapathi,
Who shines red like the infant sun who has on his left lap his wife,
Carrying a pretty lotus and shining with radiance and wearing jewels,
Who carries on his right hand a goad and sign of blessing,
And in his left hand a rope , pot of Payasam and is seated,
On a red lotus flower wearing blue cloths .