Monday, August 25, 2014

An E -book on Ganesa Prayers

 An e- book on Ganesa  Prayers

Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander
  
 Here  is a rare   collection of  24 Stotras  addressed   to Lord Vigneswara(Ganesa/Ganapathi/Pillayar) , on the occasion  of Vinayaka  Chathurthi  on
29-8-2014 along  with meaning  . It starts  with two Suprabathams    and ends  with a prayer   requesting Ganesa   toi retire for the day    and a Ganesa Mangalashtakam. Please  take a copy and distribute to    as many people as  possible. Here are the stotras  in this collection

1.Sri Ganesa  Suprabatham
2.Kalla Vinayagar Suprabatham (Tamil)
3.Pratha Smarana Ganesa  Stotram
4.Dwatrimsath Ganapathi  Dhyana Slokas
5.Sri Maha Ganapathi Trilokya Mohana  Kavacham
6.Ganesa Namakara  Stotram
7.Narada Krutha  Ganapathi Stotram
8.Vallabhesa Karavalamba Stotram
9.Pillayar Perumai (tamil)
10.Runa Vimochana  Ganesa  Stotram
11.Ganesa Veda Pada  Sthavam
12.Ganesa Mahimna stotram
13.Moshika Vahana Stotram
14.Kalla Vinayagar pathigam ( Tamil)
15.Jai Ganesa Deva(Hindi)
16.Ganesa  Saranam (Malayalam)
17.Ganapathi Atharva Seersha  Stotram
18.SAnkata Nasana Ganapathi Stotram
19.Vignesa  Ashtothara satham
20.Ganesa Manasa  Pooja
21.Ganesa Bahya pooja
22.Ganesh ji ki Aarthi (Hindi)
23.Ganesa Mangalashtakam
24,Ganesa Swapa Geetham

     Let God Ganapathi shower   all his blessings on you , Ramachander

Sri Ganesa suprabhatham
(A good morning to Lord Ganesa)

Translated by 
P.R.Ramachander

(This is a rare stotra which I got from a hand out published in 1971 by the Sri Adhi Sankara Bhagawad pada Veda Sabha, Triplicane, Madras which was printed in Tamil. Unfortunately in spite of my best search, I could not get it in Sanskrit alphabets. Tamil being phonetically inadequate, there may be many mistakes in the transliteration. I would be grateful to any one who can send the text in Deva Nagari or Malayalam script. I shall then do the transliteration and correct the translation.) 


Sri Parvatheesa thapa prabhava,
Jatha suredya tharunendu chooda,
Kumbeendra vakthrascha kumara poojya,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 1

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who was born as the result of austerities of Shiva and Parvathi,
Who is being worshipped by devas,
Who wears the moon’s crescent on his head,
Who has the head of an elephant,
And is worshipped by Lord Subrahmanya.

Himamsu samshobitha kireeda bhaga,
Himadhri jatha, nayanabhja bhanu,
Ramapatheedya , kamalasanastha,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 2

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who has a crown well lit by the crescent,
Who is the sun to the eyes of her who was born in Himalayas,
Who was worshipped by the consort of Lakshmi ,
And who is seated on a lotus flower.

Kalyanadha , kamidatha kulabhja-,
Konathrayastha guru rad prapoojya,
Kuladri jamathru sukha pradatha,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 3

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who blesses every one with all that is good,
Who grants every one all that they desire,
Who sits in the triangle in Mooladhara* lotus,
Who is worshipped by great Gurus,
And who gives happiness to son in law of the great mountain.
*Lord Ganesa occupies one triangle of the Mooladhara Chakra

Himachalothanga malo udhbavaya,
Sumanasanthar malamekha vayu,
Samari mithra mala chitha poojya,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 4

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who rose from the dirt on the body of the daughter of the mountain,
Who is like a wind towards the cloud like dirt in the mind of good people,
And considers enemies and friends as equal and worships them without dirt.

Panchanana pancha sarari soonu,
Panchasyavaho gaja raja vakthra,
Panchagahar dasritha bhaktha raje,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 5

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who has five faces and son of he who killed Manmatha who has five arrows,
Who rides on a lion , who has the face of the king of elephants,
And who destroys five types of sins of his devotees.

Shadvarna lakshya , shadripraharatha,
Shadur mihandacha shadambhujastha,
Sahadngrism shibhi kapala bhaga,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 6

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is the aim of the chant with six letters,
Who steals the six types of bad habits from us,
Who lives in the six mooladhara wheels with happiness,
Who destroys the six “Urmis” like , “It is” and “it is created”
And who has two heads which is surrounded by bees.

Saptha swaranambi lakshya bhootha,
Nada swaroopo nayanabhi rama,
Saptha rishi sampujitha pada padma,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 7

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is the aim of the seven musical notes,
Who is the form of sound and pleasing to the eyes,
And whose lotus like feet are worshipped by the seven great sages.

Puryashta kakara thanu purana,
Dandhee puranarshi shubha vidhangri,
Purana janmarjitha punya rasi,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 8

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Whose body is made of eight aspects like,
Pancha bhoothas*, sun, moon and the Lord,
Whose feet was worshipped by ancient sages like Sanaka,
And who is the form of holy deeds done in previous births.
* The five elements earth, sky, air, water and fire

Chathurbhujou bala ganadhi bhagya,
Yo bala sooryapa sareera kanthi,
Gowri sutha chootha phaladhi bhoktha,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 9

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who has four hands and is like the baby sun,
Who is called the baby chief of Ganas*,
Who is son of Parvathi and likes fruits like mango.
* Shiva’s army

Umesha jatha tharuna runabha,
Gathrojjwala sri tharunabhi dhana,
Pasadhi sam shobhi bhujashtako ya,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 10

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is son of lord of Parvathi and has the colour of rising sun,
Whose body shines as if it is gifted by Sun,
And who holds in his eight hands weapons like rope.

Deva sarad chandra vapu swa bhaktha,
Sidheshtadho bhaktha ganadhi Bhagya,
Chthurbhujo ya bala payaseshta,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 11

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who looks like the full moon of the autumn,
Who fulfills the wishes of his devotees,
Who is the luck of the hoard of his devotees,
Who has four hands and likes fruits and Payasa.*
* A sweet dish made out of rice and jaggery.

Veera petho ashta dasa hastha shobi,
Vetala mukhyayutha jaala eedya,
Swagathra shobhajitha bala surya,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 12

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is a hero with his eighteen hands,
Armed with Vetala , spear and other arms,
And whose body shines like the young sun.

Umasutha pushtaka hara danda,
Kamandaludhyathkara varijatha,
Chathurbhuja chandra nibha thwajakya,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 13

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is the son of the Goddess Uma,
Whose four hands are armed with book,
Garland Stick and water pot of sages,
And who has the white colour of Chandra.

Sidhahavya pushpa sumanjarikshu,
Dandathi pakvamra kutara pani,
Sri Sidhitha pingala varna gathra,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 14

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is a realized soul , armed with flower bouquet,
Sugarcane , axe and a ripe fruit of mango,
Who is blessed by goddess of wealth ,
And has a body which is of reddish brown.

Pasangusow kalpalatham swa dandham,
Kshiprahvayo rathna gatam dadana,
Devo japa pushpa nibhasva gathra,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 15

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is armed with rope , goad , branch of wish giving climber,
And his own tusk in his four hands.
Who holds a pot of gems in his trunk,
Who is a god with the red colour of hibiscus.

Kudara mukhyayudha shobi hastha,
Padmashtako hataka thulya varna,
Vignahvayo bhooshana bhooshithanga,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 16 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is armed in his eight hands with axe , lotus etc,
Who is of the colour of purest gold,
Who is well ornamented and removes obstacles.

Pasangusaabheethi varaan dadana,
Rakthambaro raktha mayanga raga,
Ekaksharakyo vidhu shobi mouli,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 17 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who holds rope and goad and shows ,
Signs of blessing and fulfilling of wishes in his four hands,
Who wears red cloths and applies red sandalwood paste,
And who is called one lettered one* and wears the crescent.
* He is considered to have the form of letter “Om”

Pasangusavamra balam swadantham,
Karair dadana Vijayabhidana,
Rakthajwalo mooshika vahanastha,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 18 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who holds rope goad , mango and his own tusk in his four hands,
Who shines like blood, rides on a mouse ,
And who is forever victorious.

Nruthe radha kalpatharoradhasthan,
Karthaswarapa kara shadkayuktha,
Lambhodara laksha swarna dada,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 19 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who dances below the wish giving tree,
Who is of the colour of gold and has six hands,
Who has a big paunch and gives millions of gold .

Rakthambaradya runa mochanagnya,
Kundendhu sankha spatikapa gaathra,
Chathurhuja charu thara swa drishti,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 20 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who wears red cloth and removes all loans taken,
Who is as white as jasmine, moon, crystal and conch,
And who has four hands and very attractive glance.

Balena varno vara yoga patta,
Dareendra neelambara druk swa leena,
Yogasanasthascha nimlithaksha,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 21 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who has the shine simlar to the rising sun,
Who wears the crown of Yoga,
Who wears blue cloths and drowned within himself,
And sitting in a yogic pose has closed eyes.

Pasangusou modhaka megha dantham,
Karair dadhana kalithapa haari,
Devo haridhrabha samana gathra,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 22 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who holds rope goad , tusk and Modhaka* in his four hands,
Who removes the pain created by the kali age,
And who is the God having body similar to turmeric.
*A savory ball made of rice and jaggery

Dandhamra pasangusa shobhi hastha,
Rakthambaro mooshika vahanadya,
Srushtya hwayo asesha jagath prapoojya,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 23 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who has tusk, mango rope and goad in his four hands,
Who is of the colour of blood and rides on a mouse,
And who is the creator and is being worshipped by the world.


Sidheswara sidhitha Sidhi Budhi,
Shakthi thwaya shobhitha parswa bhaga,
Sidheswaradhitha pada bhaga,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 24 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who can be got only by very great sages,
On whose both sides Sidhi and budhi *’
And whose feet are worshipped by Sidheswaras.
* Sidhi (occult powers) and Budhi (wisdom) are
Considered as wives of Lord Ganesa by some people.

Bandaji sandarshitha bahu danda,
Parakramo akanda sidhi pradha tha,
Gandanga samshobhitha bala bhaga,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 25 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who exhibited his strength in the war with Bandasura*,
Who grants limitless occult powers to his devotees,
And whose head shines with the moon’s crescent that he wears.
* Goddess lalitha waged a war against this asura and killed him.

Bhakthi priyo bhukthi kavithva mukthi.,
Sukthi pradho bhaktha mahac sayaanaam,
Suktha priya sudha sidhi pradhayi,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 26 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who being a lover of his devotees,
Grants joy, poetic skill, salvation,
And good speaking ability to his devotees,
Who loves the chanting of Ganapathi Suktha*,
And who grants unalloyed wisdom.
*Also called Brahmanaspathi

Deva Chathurthyam brugu vasare cha,
Mithrodhaye tharpana home thushta,
Durva priyo dur manaso athi dhoora,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 27 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is extremely pleased by tharpana,
Or Homa done on Chathurthi as well as Fridays,
Who likes being worshipped by Durva grass,
And who is far away from the mind of people with bad minds.

Anatha kalyana gunaika bhoomi,
Anantha hrud padma vihara bhoomi.
Sananthana theedya padaravinda,
Kuryath Ganeso mama Suprabatham. 28 

Let my morning be made great by Ganesa,
Who is home of all the good qualities,
Who plays in the lotus like heart of Adhi Sesha,
And whose lotus like feet are worshipped by sages like Sanantha


2.Kalpaga Vinayaga Suprabatham

Kalpaga   Vinayaka   Suprabatham

Translated    by
P.R.Ramachander

( There is a very  famous  Ganesa temple  in a place called Pillayarpatti  in Tamil Nadu, where the deity is called Kalpaga  Vinayagar  )

1.Rathna pradheepa  visadeekrutha   soudha madhye  ,
Mukthasma  Garbha mani   ranchitha   hema manche  ,
Suptha sukham  Sura vadhoo kalithopacharai,
Uthishta   kalpaga   vinayaka   suprabatham.

In the  middle of  the very decorated  house shining with jewels,
On the golden cot studded   with   pearls  and gems,
You are sleeping being attended to by celestial maidens,
And  Oh  wish fulfilling   Ganesa  , please  wake , a good morning to   you.

2.Veena mrudanga   panavadhi   vichithra vadhyai,
Gayanthi   naka lalanaa  thava   punya keerthim,
Sruvannnitham  madhura geetham , amandha harshaath,
Uthishta   kalpaga   vinayaka   suprabatham.

With  the  great   instruments  like Veena, Mrudanga and other instruments playing,
The Naga  maidens      are singing   your holy songs  ,
And hearing that  sweet music , please   wake up with joy  ,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa  , a very good morning to you.

3.Vedaa saho upanishadaam  nikarena moorthaa,
Prahwaa pranamya  sirasaa  parameshti mukhyai,
Bhakthyaa  sthuvanthi  krutha kethara  vaang mayai thwaam,
Uthishta   kalpaga   vinayaka   suprabatham.

Seeing  your  form which is equal to  Vedas  and Upanishads ,
Shiva   and other  godly gladly saluted   with   their  head ,
And   are   praising you with devotion    using   very pleasing words,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa  , a very good morning to you.

4.SAptha  rishaya  sarojanir Madhu kaitabhari,
Indradhi deva  nikara   sanakadhayascha  ,
Kamkshanthi darsana ananythayaaprapanaa,
Uthishta   kalpaga   vinayaka   suprabatham.

The seven great saints  , Brahma  , Lord Vishnu ,
Sanaka   and other sages  as well as  Indra  and other devas,
Are desiring  to see you  along with several other devotees,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa  , a very good morning to you.

5.AAhruthya  punya salilaani  nadhi nadhebhya,
Rathnabhisheka kalasair vidhinaa  vidhijnaa,
Kamkshanthi   devam  abhishechayithum  suresam,,
Uthishta   kalpaga   vinayaka   suprabatham.

The sacred   waters   from rivers and rivers   have come,
And are   stored by Brahmins  in gem studded  pots,
And devas   are desiring  to give the sacred bath  to the lord of devas,
Oh wish fulfilling Ganesa  , a very good morning to you.

6,Vandharu brundha  hrudayambuja   Bhaskarasya,
Mandara   moola mani peeta sukhasthithasya  ,
Kumbhodharadhi  jana  mandala  mandithasya  ,
Swananda pathana  pathesthwa suprabatham.

The reverential sun of the many lotus  flowers 
The God who sits on the  gem studded  seat at the bottom of Mandhara *  tree,
The God  with is big paunch , decorated by  people,
A very good morning to you  who is the lord of the town of joy,
      Calatropis gigantean

7.Vaikunta  Padma bhava  veejitha chamarasya  ,
Suthra madharitha sitha  thapa   varanasya ,
Kumbhodharena  drutha   pada   saroruhasya ,
Bhadrasanastha nrupathe   sthava    suprabatham.

Oh God who is fanned  by  Lord Brahma   of  Vaikunta,
Oh  elephant god tamed  only  by  the formula of penance ,
Who wears  a big paunch   and lotus like feet,
A very good morning   to you  who sits like  a king on a throne.

8.SWananda  punyanagare   nava   rathna   soudhe,
Simhasane Priya vadhoom  vinvesya parswe ,
Jabali  Kasyapa Mathanga mukhyai muneendrai,
Pattabhishiktha  gananayaka   suprabatham.

In the blessed  town of joy , in the palace  made  of nine gems,
Sitting in the  throne with his darling  on the side  ,
Crowned    by Jabali  , Kashyapa  , Matanga  ,
And other great sages, A very good morning to you.

3.Pratha Smarana Ganesa stotram
(Morning prayer to Lord Ganesa)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Normally A Hindu prays God as soon as he gets up. These prayers are necessarily short and should make his mind dissolve in devotion to the God. Here is a morning prayer addressed to Lord Ganesa.)


Pratha smarami gana nadha manadha bandhum,
Sindhoora poora parishobhitha ganda yugmam,
Udhanda vigna pargandana chanda danda,
Makhandaladhi sura nayaka vrunda vandhyam. 1

In the morning I think of Ganesa who is the friend of the orphans,
Who has two cheeks which shine in the fully applied sindhoora,
Who is famous for cutting off , starting problems by his punishment,
And who is saluted by devas along with their leader Indra.

Prathar namami chaturanana vandhyamana,
Michanukoolam akhilam cha varam dadanam,
Tham thundilam dwirasanaadhipa yagna soothram,
Puthram vilasa chathuram shivayo Shivaaya. 2

In the morning I salute him who is worshipped by four headed Brahma,
Who gives boons to his devotees as per their desire and wish,
Who has a pot belly , who wears sacred thread out of snakes,
And who is the son of the playful Parvathi and Lord Shiva.

Prathar bhajamyabhayadham khalu bhaktha soka,
Davaanalam gana vibhum varakunjarasyam,
Ajnana kanana vinasana havya vaha,
Muthsaaha vardhanamaham , suthameeswarasya. 3

I sing about him, who grants protection to his devotees,
Who is the forest fire to the sorrow of his devotees,
Who is the Lord of Ganas, who has face like elephant,
Who is the fire which destroys the fire of ignorance,
Who enthuses us with confidence and is the son of Lord Shiva.

Sloka thrayamidham punyam sada samrajya dayakam,
Prathruthaya sathatham ya padeth prayatha puman, 4

These three stanzas are holy and grant a kingdom,
To him who reads it with devotion , as soon as he gets up.


4.Dwathimsath  Ganapathi dhyana slokas.

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

       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
(Child 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
(devotee form of Ganesa)

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
(The powerful Ganesa)

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
(The occult Ganesa)

  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
(The Ganesa who has left remnants)

 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
The Swift Ganesa

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
(Ganesa- The King of obstacles)

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
(Ganesa the creator)

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
(Ganesa who saves us from debt)

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
(The sought after Ganapathi)

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.

11.Dwimukha Ganapathi
(Ganesa  with two faces)

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
(Ganesa of Yoga)

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
(The one tusked Ganesa)

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
(The Hero  Ganesa)
   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
(The dancing Ganesa)

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
(The turmeric Ganesa)

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.

17.Tharuna Ganapathi
(Ganesa who is a youth)

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
(The valorous Ganesa)

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
(The twice born Ganesa)

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
(Ganesa-the lord of earth/Obstacles)

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
(Upright Ganesa)

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
(The Ganesa giver of wealth)

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
(The great  Ganesa)

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
(One lettered Ganesa)

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
(The Ganesa who is blessed)

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
(The three  lettered Ganesa)

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
(The easily pleased Ganesa)

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
(The unchained  Ganesa)

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
(The three  faced Ganesa)

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
(Ganesa with the  lion head)

Veenaam kalpa lathaam arincha varadam  dakshe  vidathe karai,
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
(Ganesa  the destroyer of difficulties)

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
(Ganesa  destroyer of sorrow)

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 .


5.Sri Mahaganapathi trilokya mohana kavacham
(The armour of Ganapathi which attracts the three worlds)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

Dhyanam
Hasthindrananam  indhu choodamarunachayam trinethram rasath,
Aaslishtam priyayaa sapadmakaraya swangasthaya  santhatham,
Bheejapoora  gadhaa  dhanur vishikayukh  chakrabja pasothpala,
Vreehagra  swavipaana  rathna kalasaan hasthair vahantham bhaje.

Meditation
One with the face  of king of elephants, who wers the moon , who is red  in colour , who has three eyes,
Sentimental, who hugs those whom he loves, who holds a lotus flower in his hand   always,
And also holds guava , mace  bow without tying it, wheel water  , rope  and fruits,
End of rice awn , gem studded pot for drinking water and I    sing about him.

Kavacham
1.Brahmabheejam Sira pathu , kevalam  mukthi dhayakam,
Sri bheejam akshinipathu  sarva sidhi samaparkam.

Let the seed of Veda protect my head for he is purely the giver of salvation,
Let the  not waning seed of wealth protect everything  , for he is related to all occult powers.

2.Hrullekhaa  srothrayo pathu , sarva shathru vinasini,
Kama bheejam  kapolou  thu  sarva dushta nivarakam

Let the God of knowledge protect my ears as he is the destroyer of all enemies,
Let the seed of desire protect my cheek  as  he keeps away all bad people.

3.Glougham cha Ganapathaye  , vacham pathu Vinayaka,
Vara bheejam thadhaa jihwaam , dwitheeyam hasthoyasthadha.

Let Ganapathi protect my throat and my speech be  protected by Vinayaka,
Let the root of blessing  protect my toungue  and let his wife  protect my hands.

4.Sarva janam cha may bahu dwayam , kantam Ganeswara,
Pathu may vasa Hrudayam  sarvam sidheswarasthadha.

Let all people protect my two arms  and let lord of Ganas protect my neck,
Let  all my willing heart be protected by the  Sidheswara(God of occult)

5.Nabhim  may manaya  pathu sarva sidhi vinayaka,
Jangayo  , gulphayo swaha sarvanga Vigna vinayaka.

Let my stomach be protected by the respectable one  who is Viayaka who has  all powers,
Let  Vinayaka remover of obstacles protect my thigh , ankle  and all my unprotected  body parts.

6.Ganapatrhiragratha  pathu, Ganesa prushta sthadhaa,
Dakshine Sidhidha pathu, Vame  Viswarthiharaka.

Let Ganapathi protect my front  and Ganesa protect my back,
Let the Sidhi  protect my right and my left be protected by  he who destroys mischief of the world.
7.Durjayo  rakshathu prachyamaagneyaam  Ganapasthadhaa,
Dakshinasyam  umasoonu, nairyathyam Shambu nandana.

He who  is difficult to be defeated may  protect my east ,
Let  Ganapa   protect  my south east,
Let son of Parvathy  protect my  south,
Let son of Shiva protect my south west.

8.Pratheechyaam sthanuja  pathu vaayvaam  aakhu vahana,
Kaubheryaam  Easwara pathu  cha  eesanyam eesa nandana.

Let the firm one protect my west  and north west be protected by he who rides on a mouuse,
Let North  side be protected by the god  and North east be protected by son of Easwara.

9.Adho Ganapathi  pathu , chaoordhwa  pathu Vinayaka,
Yetabhyadese digbhayasthu  pathu nithyam Ganeswara.

Let  Ganapathi protect below  and Vinayaka protect the top,
And let all these  ten directions  be daily protected  by  The Lord of Ganas.

6.Ganesa  Namaskara  Stotram
Translated   by
P.R.Ramachander
(This great prayer tells   eight names  of Lord Ganesa  followed by salutation to each  name. This stotra was sent to  me  by Sri.K.Muralidharan  .I am extremely thankful to him.)
Sri Vishnur Uvacha:-

1.Ganesam, Ekadantham  cha Herambham, Vighna Nayakam,
Lambodharam, soorpakarnam  Gaja Vakthram, Guhagrajam

Ganesa, Lord with one tusk , Lord close to Shiva , Lord of obstacles,
Lord with big paunch  , Lord with winnow like ears , Lord with elephant head, Elder brother  of Subrahmanya.

2.Ashtakhartham  cha puthrasya  srunu mathara  hara priye,
Stotraanaam sara bhootham  cha sarva vighna haram param.

Oh darling of Shiva , please hear  these eight great names of your son,
Which is the essence  of all prayers and  destroys  all obstacles.

3.Jnanartha vachako gascha nascha nirvana vachaka,
Thayor eesam para brahma ganesam pranamamyaham.

This word of wisdom starting from “Ga’  and ending with “na” liberates you,
And so I salute    the Lord Ganesa    who   is indeed   the divine  Parabrahma,

4.Yeka sabdha pradhanartho Danthascha  bala vachaka,
Balam pradhaanam sarvasmaad Ekadantham namamyaham,

In the    strong word  mentioning “DAntha” ,  the word “Eka”  is important  ,
And because     strength is very important  I salute the  Ekadantha.

5.Dheenartha vachako  hesacha rAmbha palaka   vachaka,
Palakam dheena lokaanaam Herambham pranamamyaham.

The word staring with “He”   and ending with “Rambha” is the protective word to the depressed,
And would protect   all depressed  ones  and I salute that  Herambha.

6.Vipathi vachako Vighno nayaka khandanarthaka,
Vipath khandana karam tham prana may  Vighna Nayakam .

The word starting with “Vighna” and ending with Nayaka” is   the destroyer of danger ,
And I salute that  Vighna Nayaka who cuts off   all dangers.

7.Vishnu dathaischa  naivedyair  yasya   lambham purodaram,
Pithra dathaischa vividham vandhe Lambodharam cha tham.

Due to the offering  of Lord Vishnu  he has a big paunch ,
And  he also has been given various  things   by his father  and I salute   that Lambodhara.

8.Soorpakarai cha yath karnou, vighna varana karakou,
SAmpadhou Jnana roopou  cha soorpa karnou  Namayaham.

Using the winnow like   ears of his  , he  removes all obstacles,
And grants wealth  and wisdom, and I salute  that Lord Soorpa Karna.

9.Vishnu prasadam munina datham  yan moordhni pushpakam,
Thad Gajendra mukham kantham Gajavakthram namayaham.

Due to the offering of Vishnu given to him by sages , his forehead is wish fulfilling,
And that Lord has  the face of king of elephants and I salute that Lord Gajavakthra.

10.Guhyagre    cha jathoyam  aavirbhootho Haralaye  ,
Vandhe Guhagrajam devam, sarva deva agra  poojitham.

He was born before Subrahmanya   in the  place   of Lord Shiva ,
My salutations to  the God Guhyagraja  , who is worshipped before all  Gods.

Phala sruthi
The effect of chanting the prayer

Yethan namashtakam Durge  nana Shakthi yutham param,
Yethan namashtakam stotram nanartha   sahitham shubham

These   eight names  Oh Goddess  Durga   have several type of powers,
This prayer   of  eight names  leads to different types of auspicious wealth

TRisandhyam ya paden nithyam sa sukhi sarvadhaa  jayi,
Thatho vighnaa palaayanthe  vainatheya adhyadhoragha .

If this read at dawn noon and dusk  he would be  happy  and be always a winner  ,
All the obstacles would be driven out  and would become free  of diseases .

Ganeswara prasadena maha jnani bhaved druvam,
Puthrarthi labhathe  puthram , bharyarthi kusalam sriyam

By the grace of Ganesa   he would  definitely  become   greatly wise  man,
He who seeks sons will get a son and he who seeks a wife would  get an efficient wife.

Maha jada  kaveendrascha vidhyaavaamsa   bhaved druvam,
Puthra thwam pasya vedhe thadhaa kopam cha na kuru.

The great fool will become a great poet and would definitely become  intelligent man,
He would see his sons  , learn Vedas   and would not  get the displeasure of the God.


7.Narada   Krutha  Ganapathi Stotram

Translated   by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a great prayer addressed to Ganesa which occurs in Narada Pancharathram sent to me  by Sri.K.Muralidharan . I am extremely  thankful to him.)

Narada   Uvacha:-
1.Bho Ganesa  Sura sreshta, Lambodhara  Parathpara  ,
Heramba Mangalaramba , Gaja Vakthra  , trilochana.

Salutations to Ganesa  , the  great   deva  , who has big paunch  , who is dine among divines,
To  he who is close to Lord Shiva , He who is an auspicious  beginner ,
He who has   the head   of an elephant   and one with three   eyes.

2.Mukthidha, shubhadha , sreedha , Sreedhara smarane ratha,
Paramananda  Parama , Parvathi Nandana    Swayam.

He who gives salvation, He who gives good things, He who gives wealth,
He w ho is meditated   upon by Lord   Vishnu, He who is divine joy,
He who is divine    and the son of Goddess Parvathi.

3.SArvathra poojya, Sarvesa , Jagat poojya Mahamathe  ,
Jagatguro , Jagannatha , Jagadheesa  , Namosthuthe.

Salutations to he   who is  worshipped   by all, the god of all,
He who is worshipped  by universe, he who is greatly  intelligent ,
He who is teacher  of world  and  He who is Lord of the world.

4.Yath  poojyaa sarva paratho , Ya sthutha sarva   yoghibhi,
Ya poojitha Surendrai cha Muneendrai namamyaham.

I salute he who is worshipped   by the king of devas   ,
And the king of devas , He who is worshipped  in all places ,
And he     who is praised   by   all   Yogis.

5.Paramaradhenanaiva , Krishnasya Parathmana  ,
Punyakena vruthenaiva  yam prapa Parvathi sathi.

He who is worshipped    greatly by the divine God Krishna,
And the goddess Parvathi   attained him by blessed  deeds and penance.

6.THam namami sura sreshtam sarva sreshtam, garishtaka,
Jani   sreshtam varishtam  cha tham namami ganeswaram.

I salute   that  best of devas , the best among all and the most venerable  ,
I salute that  God Ganesa , who is the  best of  Jnanis  and the best among all .

Phala Sruthi
Ithyevam ukthwaa  DEvarshi thathraiva   Anthardhadhe   Vibhu,
Narada prayaou  seegram  easwaraa   abhyantharam mudhaa

When the sage  among devas told like this , the Lord   disappeared ,
Narada   also departed    speedily , with  happiness and god in his mind.

Idham Lambodharam stotram  Naradena kruthaam puraa,
Pooja kale paden nithyam  jayas thasya   pade  pade.

This prayer addressed to the God with big paunch  ,
Which was composed   by sage  Narada   at olden times,
If read   daily during worship , would  lead to gradual victory.

Sankalpitham padeth yo  hi varsham yekam  sasamyutha,
Visishta puthram labhathe param  Krishna parayanam.

After  determining   if this is read   daily for   a year,
He would get a great son who would be a divine devotee of Krishna.

Yasawinam  cha Vidwamsam  dhaninam chiranjeevinam,
Vighna naso bhaveth  thasya maheswaryam  yaso amalam.
Ihaiva  cha sukham bhakthyaa  anthe  yanthi harer  padam.


He would become famous, very learned ,  rich , with long life  ,
By the grace  of  Lord Ganesa he would have   great wealth  and spotless fame.
They would live with pleasure  and attain the feet of Lord Vishnu.

Ithi Sri Narada  pancharathre jnanamrutha sare  pradhaika  rather Ganapathi  stotram sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer addressed to Ganesa   in the book , Narada   Pancharathra   in the first chapter.


8.Vallabhesa  Karavalamba  Dasakam
Translated   by
P.R.Ramachander

"Vallabha Ganapathi is that   form of Ganapathi Vallabha   Ganapathi is a rare  form of Ganapathi who has eleven  arms   and is believed   to be the protector of the universe. There are a few temples dedicated   to this form of Ganapathi ( for example  Mambalam, Madras)  and one of them is in Suva, Fiji Islands and another   in New york . I know of only three Karavalamvha stotras   , one dedicated    to Lord Subramanya , one to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha   and the other dedicated   to Lord Venkatesa.
.The stotram was taught by late Smt. Sarada, the daughter of Jailor & Astrologer Ganapathy Iyer, Irinjalakuda to her son Ganesan.  The first letters   of the   slokas of this stotram combine to form  "Om Sri Gam  Ganapathaye  Nama  and after  long search  I have confirmed   that  it is neither available in the web nor  in any of the books  of published   Ganesa stotras . I have translated the stotra   after  correcting the minor  mistakes which had crept in  over years . I am dedicating    this stotra  to the memory   of  Smt Sarada  , the great devotee  of Vallabha  Ganapathi."
Dhyanam
Bheeja pooragadekshukarmukarujaa chakrabja pasthpala,
Vrehygraswavishana  rathna kalasa prodhyuth karamboruha,
Dhyoyo vallabhaya  cha padmakarayaslishto jwalath bhooshaya,
Viswothpathi  vinasa  samsthithikaro vigno  visishtarthadha. 

It is necessary to meditate on that God who prevents bottlenecks,
Who holds in his eleven hands things like lemon, mace ,
Bow, sugarcane, spear ,holy wheel, lotus flower, rope,
The black bel flower, the paddy bunch, his own tusk and pot of gems,
Who is being embraced by his wife  who is well ornamented,
And having in her hand a lotus flower,
Who does the creation, upkeep and destruction of the universe,
And who blesses all with the special wealth.




OM GANAPAHAYE NAMAH:

1.Om angri Padma mukurantha kulamrutham they
Nithyam bhjanthi Divyath Sura sidha sanga
Jnathawamrutham Gana Sastha thakam  Bhajami
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

Om , your feet  is  the nectar like  soft   bud of lotus,
And it is daily sung about by   the holy devas   and sages,
And  I sing about  it  knowing it as the fragrant and pretty part  of Ganesa,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.


2.Shree Mathausunam Adhuna Sararanam Prapadhye
Daridra Dukhasamanam Kurume Ganesa
Math sankatam Cha Sakalam Hara Vigna Raja
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

At this time  I surrender  to the son of the  God mother,
And pray Ganesa  to remove the   sorrow   of poverty ,
And pray  the lord of  stoppages  to remove  all my sorrows.
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

 3.Gamgadharatmaja Vinayaka Mula Murthe
Vyadhim Javena Vinivara Balachandra
Vijnanadristim Athisamayi Sannidhehi
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam
Son of  him who carries Ganga  , Lord who removes bottle necks , Original God,
Oh  young moon  , remove diseases   and ghosts ,
Grant me  knowledge searching look   and
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

4.Ganyam Matheeyabhavanam Vidhayadrishtya
Mal thara puthra thanya Sahajam Cha Sarvan
Akadhayan ashu Paripalaya Surpakarna
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam
Make   my   home to look great  ,
Look after   my wife  , son  , friends and all others ,
Oh  God with winnow like   ears  , please  protect  this  lowly one  ,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

5.Naakara Manthra gathitham Thava YandhraRajam
Bhakthya Smarami Sathathham Disa Sampathome
Udyoga Sidhim athulam Kavitham Cha Lakshmim
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

Your talisman  makes  calculations from “NA”,
I am always meditating  on you with devotion  for wealth for me,
Getting of job , capacity to write  incomparable  verses  and beauty,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

6,Padathi Kesa akhilam Sudhaya cha Choornam
Keshagni Panchakam idham Sivabhoothabeejam
Tvad rupa Vaibhavam aho Janathanavendhi
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

All parts   of yours from   head to toe  is nectar like  and covered   with sandal
You who are     the seed   of Lord Shiva  got your head   fell by lord shiva ,
Oh ,  the greatness  of your form  is being praised   by people ,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

7.Tapathrayam Mama hara amritha  Vrishti dishtya
Taapam Vyamohaya Gajanana Sa pado mey,
Drishtyam avrutha duni akhilam Parivallabesha
Shreevallabhesa Mamadehi Kathavalambam

By your nectar like look please  destroy my three  types of sufferings,
Oh  God with elephant head  , please   remove  the troubles from me,
Oh  Lord   of Vallabha  , please  see  all the world, without  our invitation,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

8.Yehtvam Vidhanthi Sivakalpa tharum Prashastham
Thebyo dadhadi Kusalam Nikhilartha labham
Mahyam Thadaiva Sakalam , Nija Vakrathunda
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

You are  the one who lost your tusk  and the famous  wish giving tree  of Lord Shiva,
And you gave us  trouble free  life  and   a great gift   of wealth,
And so Oh God with a broken tusk , I am giving you all that is mine,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

9.Nanandhya vedhyam amalam Thava Padah Padmam
Nityam Bhaje Vibhudha Shadpada Sevyamanam
Sthanam cha Manyam akhilam Dishame Ganesa
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

I  am  saluting  your  pure     lotus   like feet,
And daily   singing  and  serving you  who is very near,
Oh Lord Ganesa  , please   give  me all positions and respectability,
 And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

10.Maoda amruthena Thava Pashupalam
Papapabdhi Panka lulicham cha Sahaya adheenam
Vasthrani Bhushana Dhanani Cha vahanathim
Sreevallabhesa Mama Dehi Kathavalambam

By  offering the  nectar   like modhakas   to please you,
I who am drowned and dangling in the sea  of sin  would get  your help,
To get   cloths , ornaments , wealth   and vehicles,
And so Oh  Lord of Vallabha   , give  me the support of your  hand.

Phala Sruthi

Shree Vallabesha dasakam Hatayogya Sadhyam
Herambahe Bhagavadh eeshwara Bringanatham
Shrutvan Idham Shruthividha Kula Yoginome
Bhoori pradham Bahujano Sukhino Bhavanthu

This ten verse prayer   addressed   to the  Lord of Vallabha ,
Which would   make one capable of   deep  meditation,
Of   the  God   Ganapathi and Lord Shiva and make ,
One hear   the name of the god like humming    sound of bees ,
And hearing  which  , would lead  to abundant life  ,
And all people    would   lead   a life of happiness.


9.Pillayar  Perumai
(Greatness of Lord Ganesa)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

   (Pillai in tamil can also mean a son or our lad. Lord Ganesa to all those who speak tamil is Pillayar . Wherever you go in Tamil Nadu , you will see him  in every nook and corner, This is an awesome  Bhajan extolling him)

1.Pillayar, pillayar , perumai vaintha pillayar ,
Pillayar, pillayar  , perumai vaintha pillayar

Ganesa, Ganesa , Ganesa who  is endowed with greatness,
Ganesa, Ganesa , Ganesa who  is  endowed with greatness.

2.AAthangarai  orathile, arasa marathu nizhalile
Veethirukkum pillayar , vinaikal theerkkum pillayar.

Ganesa who  sits in the shade  of Banyan tree
By the  side of the banks of the river, The Ganesa  who solves problems.
3.Aanai mukham kondavar , iynthu karam udayavar ,
Panai vayiru padaithavar , bhakthar  thuyar  thudaippavr.

He has elephant like face, he has five hands,
He has a pot like paunch, he solves problems of his devotees.

4.AAru mukha  velavanin  annan aana pillayar ,
Nerum thunpam yavayume  theerthu vaikkum pillayar

The Ganesa  who is the elder brother of six faced  Subramanya,
The Ganesa  who destroys  all  the sorrows that occur.

5.Manjalile cheyyinum, manninaale cheyyinum,
Iynthezhuthu  mandirathai nenjil kattum pillaya.

Whether you make him in turmeric powder  or mud,
He is Ganesa who  shows the five lettered chant (namasivaya) in his heart.

6.SAnkaranin pudalvanam  , chathirathin mudalvanam,
Sakalathirkkum  moolanaam , sakthi vaintha  pillayar

The very powerful Ganesa   is the son of Lord Shiva ,
The first in Sastras   and the cause  for  everything.

7.Vanni marathin nizhalile varangal tharum pillayar,
Vilva marathu  nizhalile  vinaikal theerkkum pillayar.

The Ganesa who gives boons in the shade of  Vahni(prosopsis)  tree,
The Ganesa who solves our problems in the shade  of Bilwa tree

8. Neli marathu nizhalile nindru irukkum pillayar,
Bhakthi tharum pillayar , mukthi tharum pillayar

The  Ganesa who stands in the shade of Gooseberry tree ,
The Ganesa who gives devotion, The Ganesa who grants salvation.

9.Aadarikkum pillayar  , Aanaimukha pillayar,
Arulai  alli tharum aandavanaam pillayar.

The Ganesa who supports, The Ganesa with an elephant face ,
The God Ganesa  who gives  loads  of grace .

10.Aval pori  kadalayum , arisiyum kozhukattayum,
Kavalayindri  thinnuvaar , kannai moodi thoonguvaar.

Without any worry , he would eat beaten rice, puffed rice,
Bengal  gram   and rice Kozhukattai (Modhaka)   and sleep closing his eyes.

11.Kali yugathin vindhayai  kana vendi anu dinamum,
Yeliyin meethu yeriye  ishtam pola chuthuvaar.

Daily for seeing   the peculiar happenings of Kali age ,
He would climb on a mouse   and roam as he pleases.

10.Runa Vimochana Ganesha Stotram
(Prayer to remove loan addressed to Ganesa)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is rare prayer addressed to Ganesa to remove ones debts. The prayer tells that all other Gods got their power by worshipping Ganesa)

(Dhyanam)

Sindhoora varnam , dwibhujam Ganesam,
Lambodharam Padma dale nivishtam,
Brahamadhi devai pari sevyamanam,
Sidhairaryutham tham Pranamami devam

I salute that God Ganesa, who is of red colour ,
Who has two hands , who has a big paunch,
Who sits on a petal of lotus flower.
Who is served by Lord Brahma and other devas,
And who is saluted by the most eminent sages.

Stotram

1.Srushtyadhou brahmana samyak poojitha phala sidhaye ,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi , by worshipping whom,
Lord Brahma got the power of creation, destroy all my debts.

2.Tripurasya vadhaath poorvam Shambunaa samyak architha,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi , worshipped by Lord Shiva,
Before destruction of Tripuras, destroy all my debts.

3.Hiranya kasypaadheenaam vadharthe Vishunaarchitha,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi , worshipped by Lord Vishnu,
For the sake of killing Hiranya Kasipu , destroy all my debts.

4.Mahishasya vadhe devyaa Gana Nadha Prapoojitha,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi , who was worshipped as Lord of Ganas,
By the goddess for killing Mahishasura , destroy all my debts.

5.Tharakasya vadhaath poorvam , kumarena prapoojitha,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi , worshipped by Lord Subramanya,
Before killing of Tharakasura, destroy all my debts.

6.Bhaskarena Ganeso hi poojitha schavi sidhaye,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi worshipped as Ganesa,
By sun god to get his luster, destroy all my debts.

7.Sasinaa kanthi vrudhyartham poojitho Gana Nayaka,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi, worshipped as Lord of Ganas,
By the moon god for increasing his light , destroy all my debts.

8.Palanaya cha thapasaam Viswamithra poojitha,
Sadaiva Parvathi puthra runa nasam karothu may.

Let the son of Goddess Parvathi , worshipped by Viswamithra,
For protecting his penance , destroy all my debts.

9.Idham thw runa haram stotram , theevra daridrya nasanam,
Yeka varam paden nithyam varshamekam samahitha,
Daridryam darunam thyakthwa, Kubhera samatham vrajeth.

If this prayer for destruction of debts ,
Which destroys extreme poverty,
Is daily read for one week,
Before the completion of one year,
He would get out of the pitiable poverty and become like Khubera.

11.Ganesa Veda Pada Sthava

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(Here is a rare stotra addreesed to Lord Ganapathi)

1.Srikanda Thanaya, Srisa , sreekara , sree jalarchitha,
Sri Vinayaka sarvesa , sriyam vasaya may kule.

Oh Son of lord Shiva, Oh divine God , oh giver of wealth ,
Oh god worshiped by sacred waters,
Oh God preventing obstacles,
Oh God of all , let wealth always stay in my clan,

2.Gajanana , Ganadheesa , dwija raja vibooshitha,
Bahje thwaam sachidananda brahmanaam brahmanaspthe.

Oh elephant faced God , Oh leader of Ganas,
Oh God decorated by king among Brahmins,
I sing about you Oh Brahmam with divine joy,
Oh God depended by Brahmins.

3.Ganaadheesaaya namasthe ranatavi kutarine,
Grunaa palitha lokaya vananam pathaye nama.

I salute the god of Ganas, Oh God who is the axe in the dangerous forest,
To those people who hate him, Salutations to the Lord of the forest.

4.Dhee pradhaya namasthubhyam Iipsithartha pradhayine,
Deeptha bhooshana bhooshaya , disam cha pathaye nama.

Salutations to the God who gives wisdom, who grants desired wealth,
Oh God who wears shining ornaments, salutations to you
Who is the lord of all directions.

5,Pancha brahma swaroopaya , pancha pathaka haarine,
Pancha thathwathmane thubhyam, pasunaam pathaye nama.

You are of the form of five Brahmas
Who destroys five types of base sins,
And you are the soul of five principles,
And salutations to you who is the lord of all beings.

6,Thadith koti pratheekasa thanave, Viswa sakshine,
Thapaswadhythmane thubhyam senanibhyascha oh nama.

Oh god who has a body like billions of lightning ,
Oh god who is the witness of the universe,
Oh God who is the soul of those who meditate on you ,
I salute you who is the commander.

7.Yekakshara swaroopaya , Yeka danthaya vedase,
Naika roopaya mahathe mushnatham pathaye nama.

Oh God who has the form of one letter Om,
Oh God worshiped by Vedas , who has one tusk,
Oh great one who has more than one form ,
Salutations to God of those with warm body.

8.Nagajavara puthraya , Khagarajarchithaya cha,
Sugunaya namasthubhyam sumrudeekaya meedrushe.

Oh blessed son of the mountain born , who is worshiped the king of birds,
Salutations to you , Oh God who has good habits,
Salutations to the son of good Lord Shiva.

9.Maha Pathka Sangathai , maha runa bhayath thadhaa,
Thwadeeya krupaya deva , sarvanava yajamahe.

We get rid of the problems of doing greatly bad deeds ,
As well as the fear of great debt due to your mercy and so we praise you.

10.Nava rathna mayeem maalaam , navakshara samanwithaam,
Bhakthya padanthi ye nithyam thesham thushto ganadhipa.

He who reads with devotion this garland made of nine jems ,
with embedded nine letters daily would make Lord Ganapathi pleased with him.


12.Ganesa Mahimna Stotram
(Prayer of Ganesa’s greatness)

By
Sage Pushpa Dantha

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Here is a great prayer addressed to Lord Ganesa. It tells that all gods get their power from Ganesa. It tells that Lord Ganesa does creation, upkeep and destruction.. )

1.Anirvachyam roopam sthavana nikaro yathra galitha,
Sthadha vakshye stotram pradhama purushasyathra mahatha,
Yatho jatham viswam sthiramapi sadaa yathra vilaya ,
Sakeedru geeravana sunigamanutha Sri Ganapathi.

He from whom all great incomparable chants originated,
He who is that great primeval God about whom I am going to relate,
He from whom this universe originated and in whom it stays,
And in whom it merges in the end , that Ganapathi whom the Veda salutes,
Is the one who has the form that is completely beyond definition.

2.Ganesam, Ganesaa , Shivamithi cha saivascha vibhudhaa,
Ravim souraa Vishnum Prathama purusham, Vishnu Bhajakaa,
Vdanthyekam saakthaa jagad udaya moolaam para sivaam,
Na jane kim thasmai nama ithi param brahma sakalam.

He is worshipped as Ganesa by the Ganapathyas, as Shiva by Shaivites,
As Sun God by the Souras , as Vishnu the primeval one by Vaishnavas,
And is told as he primeval power from which universe originated by the Shakthas,
And I am not able to understand how to worship him who is the part of the Brahmam.

3.Thadesam yogagnaa Ganapathimam karma nikhilam,
Sa meemamsa Vedanthina ithi param brahma sakalam,
Ajaam saankhyoo broothe sakala guna roopancha sathatham,
Prakarthaaram nyaayaa sthadhaa jagathi boudhaa diyamithi.

Similarly that Ganapathi is considered by the followers of Yoga as God,
By the experts of Meemamsa as the group of activities, by the Vedanthins ,
As the properties less Brahmam, by Sankhyas as the three fold nature with all forms
By the Nayyayikas as the ultimate soul and Boudhas as knowledge of God.

4.kadham gneyo budhe para thara iyam bahya sarani-,
Ryadhaa dheeryasya swathsa cha thadanu roopo Ganapathi,
Mahath kruthyam thasya swayamapi mahaan sookshma manuvad,
Dwanir jyothir bindhur gagana sadrusa kincha sadasath.

How can one understand his form which is beyond thought,
Because Lord Ganapathi takes suitable forms according to ,
The wisdom of his devotees and by his great work,
He appears as big or tiny or in form of great sound,
Or as the flame of light or like the great sky or in the form of cause and effect.

5.Anekaasyo aparakshi kara charano anantha hrudaye-,
Sthadha nana roopo , vividha vadana, Sri Ganapathi,
Ananthahwe sakthyaa vividha guna karmaika samaye ,
Thwad sankhyaa thaa anantha abhimatha phaladho aneka vishaye.

With several mouths, several eyes, , several arms and legs,
With a heart which is endless, Lord Ganapathi has varied forms,
And he has several toungues and due to his great power,
He depends on varied properties and varied times,
And due to this he has varied names and grants varied benefits ,
Which are endless and as per our wishes.

6.Na yasyantho madhyo na cha bhavathi chadhi sumahatho-,
Pyaliptha kruthwetham sakalamapi kham vathsa cha pruthak,
Smrutha samsamrthrunaam sakala hrudhayastha priyakaro,
Namasthasmai devaya sakala suvandhyaya mahathe.

He does not have a beginning , middle or end and though he has done,
The great job of creation of this universe , he exists separately,
And though he exists in every one , when meditated by devotees,
He becomes dear to them and my salutations to that god who is worshipped by all.

7.Ganesadhyam bheejam dahana vanitha pallava yutham,
Manuscaikaarnoyam pranava sahithobheeshta phaladha,
Sa binduschangaadhyaam ganaka rishi schandhasya cha nichrul,
Sadeva prag bheejam vipatadhapi cha shakthir japa kruthaam.

The root chant starting with “Om” and ending with Swaha (wife of Agni)
And with “Ganesa” in the middle is one that fulfills all desires,
The sage for that is “Ganaka,” , the metere is “Nichrudh,
The God addressed is “Ganesa” , the root is “Prag” and the strength is “Vipadha”.

8.Gakaro Heramba , saguna ithi pumniruguna mayo,
Dwithapyako Jatha prukruthi purushou Brahma hi gana,
Sachesaschodh pathi stidha laya karoyam pramadhako,
Yatho bhootham bhavyam bhavathi pathir eeso Ganapathi.

He with a name starting with “Ga” is without any characters though he has all of them,
And is Brhamam and splits in to two namely Prakruthi(Nature) and Purusha ( the man who makes it act),
And he became suitable because of the addition of “Na”
And is engaged in the creation, upkeep and destruction and so becomes the “God”,
And also the word “pathi” denotes God and this would mean that,
He who is responsible for the present , future and past.

9.Gakara kanter ardhwam gaja mukha samo marthya sadruso,
Nakara kantadho jatara sadrusakara ithi cha,
Adhobhaga katyaam charana ithi heesosya cha thanur,
Vibhaatheetham nama tribhuvana samam bhor bhuva suva.

The letter “Ga” indicates the portion above the neck including the elephant face,
And the Letter “NA” indicates the human form beneath the neck,
And the letter “AA” denotes his paunch as well as his feet,
And this god who is the creator of the entire universe,
Is equal to the all three worlds (Bhoo, Bhuva and Suva) as indicated ,

10.Ganesethi trinathathmakamapi varam naama sukhadham,
Sakruth prochair ucharaithamithi nrubhi pavanakaram,
Ganesa saikasya prathi japa kara sysasya sukrutham,
Na vignatho naamna sakala mahima kee drusa vrudha.

The three lettered name “Ganesa “ is a blessing and brings all comforts,
If it is chanted loudly and it even purifies the king,
When the effect of once chanting the name “Ganesa” brings to you so many blessings,
How can we ever measure the greatness of that great name.

11.Ganesathyaahwaam yaa pravadathi muhu sthasya patha,
Prapasyam sthwad vakthram swayamapi ganasthishtathi thadhaa,
Swaroopasya jnanananthwamuka ithi naamnaasya bhavathi,
Prabodha supthasya thwa akhilamiha samarthyamamunaa.

He who keeps on repeating the name “Ganesa” is seen by ,
The Bootha Ganas with respect and they come and sit in front of him,
And he gets the real knowledge of the form of Ganesa by that name,
And all knowledge comes to him like a man who has just woken up from sleep.

12.Ganesa viswesmin sthitha iha cha viswam Ganapathou,
Ganesoyothrasthe druthi mathira maiswarya makhilam,
Samuktham naamaikam Fanapathi padam mangala mayam,
Thadekaasye drushti sakala vibhudhaasyekshana samam.

In this world , Lord Ganapathi lives and the universe is within him,
And wherever Ganapathi is there , courage , wisdom wealth ,
And all other sorts of wealth are also there,
And wherever his name is chanted happiness and good fills that place ,
And seeing his one face is equivalent to seeing the faces of all gods.

13.Bahu klesai vyaptha smrutha utha Ganese cha hrudhaye,
Kshanath klesaa nmuktho bhavathi sahasaa thvabrachayavath,
Vane Vidhyarambhe yudhi ripu bhaye kuthra gamane ,
Pravese praananthe Ganapathipathandhasu visathi.

If a man who is suffering from various problems , thinks of Ganapathi in his heart,
Immediately he gets free from such problems , even if he worships him,
In Forest or at the beginning of education or war or fear of enemy ,
And in the end of all, he would reach the feet of Ganapathi and stay there.

14.Ganadhyaksho Jyeshta Kapila aparo mangala nidhi-,
Ddhayalu herambho varadha ithi chinthamair aja,
Varaaneso dundir gaja vadana naara shiva sutho,
Mayooreso gowri thanaya ithi namani padathi.
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We have to chant his names like , the president of Ganas,
Elder brother, red one who is outside , treasure of auspiciousness,
Merciful one , one close to Lord Shiva, One who blesses ,wish giving gem , one who is not born,
God of boons , enquirer , one who has an elephant face, son of Shiva,
God of the peacock, and son of Goddess Parvathi.

15.Mahesoyam Vishnu sa kavi ravir indhu kamalaja,
Kshithisthoyam Vahni swasana ithi Kham thwadrirudadhi,
Kujastharaa shukro pururudu budho aguscha dhanadho,
Yama pasi kavya sani rakhila roopo Ganapathi.

All forms like Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Sun, Moon, Goddess Lakshmi,
The earth , water , fire , air and the sky , the sea that holds the water ,
Mars , other stars . Shukra , guru, budha , the ascending nodes , kubhera ,
Yama , Varuna , sani and the entire universe of mountains and valleys are his forms.

16.Mukham vahni , padhou hari rapi vidathaa prajananam,
Ravirnethra chandro hrudayamapi kamosya madhana,
Karou sakra katyamakhanirudara m bhaani dasanam,
Ganesayasan vai krathu maya vapu schaiva sakalam.

His face is fire , his feet is Lord Vishnu , his organs of reproduction is Brahma,
His eyes are Sun , heart the moon god, passion is the God of love,
His hands are Lord Indra, hip is Rudra and his teeth are the stars,
And thus the body of Lord Ganesa are all parts of a fire sacrifice.

17.Anarghya alankarai raruna vasanair bhooshitha thanu,
Kareendrasyaa simhasanamupagathaa bhaathi budhararat,
Smithaasya than madhye apyudhitharavi bimbomaruchi,
Sthiraa sidhir vaame mathiritharaya chamarakaraa.

Dressing up his body with very costly red cloths ,
That king of elephants sits on a throne and is the wisest among all,
And with a smile and glitter of the rising sun Goddess Sidhi is on the left,
And on the right Goddess Budhi sits holding in her hand a fan.

18.SAmanthaathasyaasan pravara muni sidhaa sura gana,
Prasamsanthithyagre vividhanudhibhisanjaliputa,
Bidou jadhyair brahmadhi biranuvrathobhaktha nikarai,
Rganaa Kreeda modha pramudha vikatadhyai saha charai.

He is surrounded by his courtiers who are great sages, Sidhas and devas,
Who keep on praising him by use of various types of prayers,
And he is surrounded by assistants steeped in devotion to him,
Like Brahma and others , ganas , kreedas , aamodhas and pramodhas.

19.Vasithwa drushtashta dasadigaakhilollola manu vag,
Druthi paadma gadgonjanarasa balaa sidhya imaa,
SAda prushte thishtanthya nimisha drusasthanmukhalayaa,
Ganesam sevanthepyathi nikatasoopayanakaraa

The eight type of wealth like vasithwa(attraction) , the ten directions ,
The eight occult powers like Vagdruthi(word command ) are standing behind him always,
And the devas holding several presents to Ganesa,
Are standing in front of him staring at his face.

20.Mrugangasyarambha prabruthi ganika yasya puratha,
Susangeetham kurvanthyathi kuthuka gandarwa sahithaa,
Mudha paaro naathrethyanupama padhe dhyor vigalitha,
Sthiram jatham chitham charana mavalokyasya vimalam.

The divine ladies with deer like body are singing in his place ,
With great joy along with several Gandharwas,
And they realizing that real joy is in the place of Ganesa and not in theirs,
Have fixed permanently their mind at the feet of Ganesa which is pure.

21.Hareniyam aakhyatha stripura madhane chasura vadhe,
Ganesa parvathyaa bali vijaya kalepi harinaa,
Vidathraa samsrushtavuragapathinaa kshonidharane,
Narai sidhou mukthou tribhuvanajaye pushpadanushaa,

This Ganesa was meditated upon by Lord Shiva,
At the time of burning of the three cities ,
By Goddess Parvathi at the time of killing of asuras ,
By Lord Vishnu at the time of his dealing with Maha Bali,
By Lord Brahma during the time of creation ,
By Lord Adhisesha at the time of carrying of earth,
By men for powers as well as salvation ,
And also by the God of love who won over all the three worlds.

22.Ayam suprasade sura iva nijananda bhuvane,
Mahaan srimanadhyo laghu thara gruhe ranka sadrusa ,
Shiva dware dwaasthaa nrupa iva sadaa bhoopathigruhe,
Sthiro bhootrhvomange sisu ganapathir lalalana para.

He is like a Deva at time of joy , great one in the home of rich man,
Equivalent to a poor man in house of the poor,
Like the gate keeper in the home of Lord Shiva,
Like a king in the palace , and like an adorable little child in the home of Goddess Parvathi.

23.Amushmin santhushte gaja vadana eevaapi vibudhe,
Thathasthe santhushtaa sthribhuvana gathaa syur budha ganaa,
Dayalur herambho na cha bhavathi thasmimscha purushe,
Vrudhaa sarvam thasya prajananamatha santhrathamasi.

When this elephant faced God became very contented,
All the learned people of this world become contented,
And to those people on whom Lord Ganesa is not kind,
Everything will be useless and their birth itself would be full of darkness.

24. Varenyo brhoosundir bhrugu guru kuja mudhgala mukhaa,
Hyaparasthal bhakthaa japahavana pooja Sthuthi paraa,
Ganesoyam bhakthapriya ithi sarvathra gathayo,
Vibhakthir yathrasthe swayamapi sada thishtathi ganaa.

The blessed brusundi , Jupiter . venus , mars and the sage Mudhgala,
Are his devotees and are interested in chanting his names and worship him ,
Because it is well known that Ganesa likes his devotees,
Wherever his devotion exists , his Ganas would be present there.

25.Mrudha kaschidha thos chadha vilikhithaa vaapi drushadha,
Smruthaa vyaaja murthy padhi yadhi bahiryena sahasaa,
Asudhodhaa drushtaa pravadathi thadaahwaam Ganapathe,
Sruthaa shudho marthyaa bhavathiu durithad vismaya ithi.

It is surprising to know that if a man happened to see on his way,
A Ganesa idol made of pearl or minerals or stone ,
Or happen to tell or hear his name or happen to remember it,
He would become pure and get rid of the effect of all sins.

26.Bahir dwarayordhwam gaja vadhana varshmendhanamayam,
Prasastham vaa kruthwaa vividha kusalai sthahra nihitham,
Prabhava than moorthyaa bhavathi sadanam mangala mayam,
Vilokyanandasthaam bhavathi jagatho vismaya ithi.

It is surprising that if we keep the form of Ganesa made by,
Great sculptors on the top of the door of entry of even a forest,
That forest would become auspicious and wealthy ,
And the people there would be filled with joy.

27.Sithe bhadre mase pratha saradhi madhyahna samaye,
Mrudho moorthim Ganapathithdhou dundi sadrusim,
Samarchanuthsaha prabhavathi mahaan sava sadane,
Vilokyanandasthaam prabhavathi nrunaam vismaya ithi.

It is surprising to know that if a Ganesa idol made of mud,
Is worshipped every year in the waxing half
Of the month of Bhadra(August-september) on the fourth phase of moon,
At noon , in all those homes there would be great zest,
And all those who see it would be full of joy.

28.Thahyeka sloko varayathi mahimno Ganapathe ,
Kadham saslokesmin sthutha ithi bhaye samprathi thathe ,
Smrutham namaasyakam sakrudhi manthahwaya samam,
Yatho yasykasya sthavana sadrusam nanyadhaparaa.

Even one stanza of this Ganesa Mahimna(greatness) prayer ,
Would lead to fulfillment of our wishes,
And do not doubt whether one stanza can please Ganapathy,
For saying his one name is equivalent to telling it endlessly,
And there is no prayer comparable to prayer addressed to him.

29.Gaja vadana vibho yad varnitham vaibhavam they,
Thwiha janaushi mametham charu thadrsayaasu ,
Thwamasi cha karunaaya sagara kruthsnadatha-,
Pyathi thava bruthakoham sarvadhaa chinthakosmi.

Oh Lord Ganesa , please show me these great qualities,
Of yours described by me even in this birth of mine,
For you are the ocean of mercy and one who fulfills,
All my desires and I am your slave and would meditate on you.

30.Susthothram prapaathu nithyametha devaa,
Swaanandam prathigamanepyayam sumargaa,
SAnchinthyam swamanasi thath padaravindham,
Sthapyaagre sthavanaphalam natha karishye.

Let this great prayer be read by people everyday,
For it is a more easy way to those who strive for salvation,
And I after conecrating his lotus like feet in my mind,
Would start praying those lotus like feet.

31.Ganesa devasya mahathmyametha,
Dhyaa sravayedhwaapi padecha thasya,
Klesaallayam yanthi labhecha seegram,
Sthree puthra vidhyartha grahancha mukthim.

If this prayer describing the greatness of Lord Ganesa ,
Is meditated or read or heard or cause to be heard by others,
He would get rid of all his problems quickly,
And he would get wife, son , knowledge , wealth , house and salvation.

Sri Pushpa Dantha Virachitham Sri Ganesa mahimna stotram sampoornam

Thus ends the prayer telling the greatness of Ganapathi composed by sage Pushpadantha.

13.Mooshika vahana storam
(The prayer to he who rides on a mouse)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This is a very great and simple prayer addressed to Ganesa. Though there are many references to the first stanza, I could not find the entire stotra in the web.)

1.Mooshika Vahana modhaka hastha,
Chamara karna vilambitha suthra,
Vamana roopa maheswara puthra,
Vighna vinayaka pada namasthe

I salute the feet of the God who clears obstacles,
Who rides on a mouse , who keeps a modhaka* in his hand,
Who has fan like ears , who wears a thread as belt,
And who has a dwarf form , who is the son of Lord Shiva.
* A round lemon-sized sweet made of rice, coconut, sugar, etc

2.Deva deva sutham devam,
Jagat vighna nayakam,
Hasthiroopam maha kayam,
Surya koti Sama prabham.

He is the god , who is the son of God of gods ,
Who is the lord of all obstacles in the world,
Who has an elephant form and a big body,
And who has the brilliance of billions of Suns.

3.Vamanam jatilam kantham,
Hruswa greevam mahodharam,
Dhoomra sindhoora gandam ,
Vikatam prakatoth katam,

Short in stature , complicated, pleasing,
Having a short neck and a big belly,
Who has a smoke coloured red elephant’s forehead
Who is funny and clearly large.

4.Eka dantham pralamboshtam ,
Naga Yagnopa veethinam,
Tryaksham gaja mukham krishnam,
Sukrutham Raktha vasasam.

Having one tusk and hanging lips,
Who wears snake as sacred thread,
Who has three eyes, elephant face and is black,
And who has done noble work and wears red cloths.

5.Dandha panim cha varadam ,
Brahmanyam Brahma charinam,
Punyam ganapathim divyam,
Vigna rajam namayaham.

I salute the king of obstacles,
Who holds a tusk , who blesses,
Who knows Brahmam , who is a bachelor,
Who is auspicious, is the lord of ganas and is divine.

6.Devam Ganapathim Nadham,
Viswasyagre thu gaminam,
DEvaanaam adhikam sreshtam,
Nayakam , suvinayakam.

He is the god Ganapathy the leader of devas,
Who goes at the end of the universe,
Who is the greatest among devas,
Who is the leader and good Vinayaka.

7.Namami bhagwantham tham,
Adbhutham gana nayakam,
Vakra thunda prachandaya,
Ugrathundaya they nama.

I salute that God who ,
Is a wonderful leader of Ganas,
Who is great with his curved broken tusk,
And salutations to the fierce one with a tusk

8.Chandaya guru chandaya ,
Chanda chandaya they nama,
Mathonmatha pramathaya,
Nithya mathaya they nama.

Salutations to the fierce one ,
And to the fierce teacher , fierce among fierce ones,
Salutations to the ever intoxicated one,
Who is intoxicated, mad , greatly intoxicated.

9.Umasutham namasyami,
Ganga puthraya they nama,
Omkaraya vashat kara,
Swahakaraya they nama.

Salutations to the Son of Uma,
Salutations to the son of Ganga,
Salutations to one who says,
“Om”, “vashat” and “swaha”.

10.Manthra moorthe maha yogin,
Jatha vedo namo nama,
Parswa pasaka hastaya,
Gaja hasthaya they nama.

Salutations to the form of mantras ,
To the great yogi and who was born with Vedas,
Salutations to one who has an elephant hand,
And the one who has a rope in his side hands.

11.Meghaya , megha varnaya ,
Megheswaraya namo nama,
Ghoraya ghora roopaya,
Ghora ghoraya they nama.

Salutations to him who looks like a cloud,
Who is of the colour of the cloud and lord of clouds.
Salutations to the fierce one, who has a fierce form,
And is the most fiercer among the fierce ones.

12.Purana poorva poojyaya,
Purushaya namo nama,
Madothkata mamosthesthu,
Namasthe chanda Vikrama.

Salutations to that Purusha,
Who was worshipped even before epics,
Salutations to the one who is fierce by exuberance,
Salutations to the fierce warrior.

13.Vinayaka namosthsthu,
Namasthe bhaktha vathsala,
Bhaktha priyaya santhaya,
Maha thejasvine nama.

Salutations to Ganesa,
Salutations to him who is dear to devotees,
Salutations to the greatly shining one,
Who is dear to his devotees and peaceful.

14.yagnaya , Yagna hothre,
Yagnesaya namo nama,
Namasthe basma shuklanga.
Shukla malya dharaya cha.

Salutations to Lord of Yagna,
The Yagna itself and the one who conducts yagna.
Salutations to one whose organs are coated with ash,
And one who wears a white garland.

15.Mada klinna kapolaya ,
Ganadhipathaye nama,
AAkhu vahana devesa ,
Yeka danthaya they nama,

Salutations to the leader of the ganas,
With cheeks wetted by musth
Salutations to God with one tusk,
And the God traveling on a mouse.

16.Soorpa karnaya shraaaya,
Deerga danthaya they nama,
Vignam harathu devesa,
Shiva puthro vinayaka.

Salutations to the one with long tusk,
Who is valorous and has winnow like ears,
Oh king of gods remove obstacles on my way,
Oh son of Shiva , Oh Vinayaka.

17.Yethan mooshika vahasya stotram,
Sandhya dwayam padeth,
Vipro bhavathi vedhadya ,
Kshathriyo vijayi bhaveth,

By reading this prayer of the God,
Who rides on a mouse, twice at dusk and dawn,
A Brahmin will become an expert in Vedas.
And a Kshatriya would become victorious.

18.Vaisyasthu dhanavapnothi ,
Shudhra papai pramuchyathe,
Garbhini janayeth puthram,
Kanya bharthara mapnuyath.

The businessman will get wealth,
The worker will get rid of his sins,
A pregnant woman would give birth to a son,
And an unmarried girl would get a husband.

19.Pravasee labhathe sthanam,
Badho bhandath pramuchyathe,
Ishta sidhimavapnothi,
Punathyasaptham kulam.

The stranger would get a place to stay,
The one in prison would be set free,
Also we would get the occult power that we like,
In seven rebirths of an individual.

20.SArva mangala mangalyam,
Sarva papa pranasanam,
SArva kama pradham punyam,
Padatham srunvatham api

This gives all auspicious blessings,
This destroys all sins done,
This blessed one helps to get all duties done
If it is either read or heard.,

14.Kalla Vinayagar Pathigam
(Prayer to Ganesa who was a thief)

By
Abhirama Bhattar

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Kalla Vinayagar (The thief Gabesa) presides in the Ganesa temple inside the Amritha Gateswarar temple in Thirrukadayur. It seems after a lot of effort the Devas churned the sea and got the butter. Before taking it , they went for a bath. When they came back , the pot of nectar was missing. They were made to realize that they did not offer prayers to Ganesa before they started the job of churning the sea and angry with this Lord Ganesa had stolen the pot of nectar. They then offered prayers to Lord Ganesa, who returned their hard earned pot of nectar .People believe that the pot of nectar was kept in Thirukadayur and Kalla Vinayagar was the one who stole it,. I have taken this great prayer from a book called Abhirami Bhattararin Pathigangal , where the tamil meaning of these prayers are given by Abhiramadasan Meenakshi Sundaram Mohan, published by the author .I owe my deep gratitude to this great translation which helped me understand the meaning of all the difficult words in this great prayer. Abhirama Bhattar lived in the temple at Thirukadayur and people wanting to know more about him may refer my translation of Abhirami Andathi available in the web.)

1.Pangayathalum oru nangu tholum padaa mukhamum,
Thingalin kodun va lar modhakathudan chengayile,
A ngusa pasamum aagi vandhu yendranai aandarulvaay,
Vengayame , kadavur vaazhum kalla vinayagane.

Oh angry elephant faced one , Oh Ganesa of Kadayur who was a thief,
With your lotus like feet, four shoulders,
Shield decorating your face, the crescent moon, single tusk,
With modhaka , with rope and goad in your red hands ,
Please come , rule over me and shower your graces.

2.Unnum pozhudhum , urangum pozhudhum , oru thozhilai,
Pannum pozhudhum , pagarum pozhudhum , nin padathile,
Nannum karathu thamiyenukku yendraikku nalguvayo,
Vinnum pugazh , kadavur vaazhum kalla vinayagane.

Oh Ganesa of Kadayur who was a thief who is praised by devas,
Would you bless me , with the thought of your lotus like feet,
Even while eating , sleeping , while doing any work,
And while talking , for ever and always.

3. Yethondrai aakilum yenniya pothu un inai kamlap,
Padam paraviya perukku allamal palithidumo?,
Pedam therindha marayor thamathu perum theruvil,
Vedam payil kadavur vazhum kalla vinayagane.

If one does not think of your feet, when thinking of doing some thing.
Will he able to complete that act successfully,
Oh the thief Ganesa of Kadayur , where all the streets,
Are full of the sound of Vedas chanted by learned Brahmins.

4.Aran yenbavanayum , ambuyathonayum aazhi sangu,
Karan yenbavavanayum , kai thozha vendi un kal thozhuvar,
Iravum pagalum iyai isai , nadakam yenum nanool.
Viravum thamizh kadavur vazhum kalla vinayagane.

Those who wish to salute the God called Shiva ,
The God who sits on a lotus and he who holds the conch from the sea,
Would salute your feet, Oh thief Ganesa of Kadavur,
Where day and night , the arts of oration, music and drama,
As well as good books on Tamizh are popular.

5.Thudhiyen yeninum thozhugen yeninum un thondar thamai,
Mathiyen yeninum , vanangen yeninum valiya vandhu,
Gathiye tharum vazhi kattituduvay, nin karunayinaal,
Vidhiye pugazh Kadavur vazhum kalla vinayagane.

Even though I do not pray you , salute you ,
Do not respect your devotees and not salute them,
Please come yourself and show me the path of salvation,
Oh Ganesa of Kadayur , who was a thief,
Whom even Brahma praises due to his mercy.

6.Nakam, thuragam , pala pani aadai nava nithigal,
Pakanju men mozhiyaal bogamum un padathile,
Mokam thigazha paninthorkku allamal muyandridumo?
Megam payil Kadavur vazhum kalla Vinayagane.

Would people get the enjoyment of elephant, horses,
Several dresses and ornaments , nine type of treasures,
And love from a pretty girl sweeter than jaggery,
If they do not bow at your feet with devotion,
Oh thief Ganesa of Kadayur which is full of clouds.

7.Ilam kunjara chezhukandre , yena cholli yethi nindray,
Ulam kasindhu amkaiyal kutti kondorkkor kurayumundo?
Valam konda moovar thamai marithe thamizh malai kondu,
Vilangum pugazh Kadavur vaazhum Kalla vinayagane.

For those who pray you calling you as a young healthy elephant ,
And with a melted heart knock lightly with fists on their forehead,
Would there ever be any problem? Oh Ganesa of Kadavur,
Who was a thief and also got Thamizh garlands ,
From the three Saivite saints , Appar, Navukkarasar and Sundaramurthi.

8.Dandayudathayum soolayudathayum thangi yennai,
Kandavi kola naman varum velayil Kathiduvaay,
Vandu aaravaram cheyum malar cholai valappamudan,
Vindaviya kadavur vaazh kalla Vinayagane.

Please save me at the time when Yama armed
With Vel and trident comes to take away my soul,
Oh Ganesa who was a thief in Kadayur ,
Which is full of sky scrape gardens with great sound of bees.

9.Moovarum thangal thozhile purinthida mundhi mundhi,
Thavarum nethiyil thakki un namathai chathiduvar,
Thevarum pothiya theve , Unai andri deivam undo,
Mevarum cheer kadavur vazhum kalla vinayagane.

Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva before they start their work,
Rush to you and lightly hit their foreheads with their fists ,
And chant your names, Oh God praised by other Gods,
Is there any other except you , Oh Ganesa , who was a thief,
And was in Kadayur, which is full of wealth

10.Maippooru varana mamukam meethinil vayntha thudhik,
Kaiporule , yendru kai thozhuvorkku , un karunai vaippay,
Apporulaam amudheesar magizh Abhirami Ammai,
Mey porule , Kadvur vazhum kalla vinayagane.

You shower your mercy on those who salute you,
With folded hands and say “Oh God who has the face ,
Of the black elephant and the trunk over that ,
Which makes you take the form of “Om”, “
Oh God who was born to God of nectar and Abhirami,
Oh soul of truth , Oh Ganesa of Kadavur who was a thief.
15.Jai Ganesa, Jai Ganesa deva(Hindi)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

(This is a soulful prayer on Ganesa in Hindi, in the normal lines of Aarathi. But since Ganesa is not a very popular God in places north of Maharashtra, it appears as if it is written there or in the northern Karnataka where Hindi and Ganesa are popular)

Jal Ganesha, Jal Ganesha, Jal Ganesha Devaa
Matha Jaaki, Parvati Pita Mahadeva,
Ladduvan Ka Bhog lage ,Sant Karen Seva
Ek Dant Dayavant Chaar Bhujaa Dhaari, Jai Ganesh 1

Victory to Ganesha , Victory to Ganesha, Victory to God Ganesa
Whose mother is Parvathi and whose father is Lord Shiva,
The saints do your worship by offering you Laddus,
Oh merciful God with one tusk and four hands,

Maathe Sindoor Shoye Muse Ki Savaaree,
Haar Chadhe Phool Chadhe Aur Chadhe Mevaa,
Andhen Ko Aankh Det Khodeen Ko Khaaya,
Baanjhan Ko Putra Det Nirdhan Ko Maaya, Jai Ganesh 2

Who has put a sindhoor and rides on a mouse,
I offer him garlands, I offer him flowers, and I offer him milk sweets
Who gives eye to the blind and health to the lepers,
Who gives child to the barren , and wealth to the poor.



Deenan Kee Laaj Raakh Shambhu Sutwaaree
Kamna ko pure karo Jag Bal hari
Jal Ganesha, Jal Ganesha, Jal Ganesha Devaa 3

The Son of Shambu , please take care of this poor man,
Fulfill his wants , Oh God who does good to the world.
Victory to Ganesha , Victory to Ganesha, Victory to God Ganesa


Tan Man sab tera, sab kuchh hai tera,
Tera tujhko arpan, kyaa laagey mera. Om Jay......
Jal Ganesha, Jal Ganesha, Jal Ganesha Devaa 4

My body and mind are yours and all that is known is yours,
I completely give myself to you, and there is nothing that is mine
Victory to Ganesha , Victory to Ganesha, Victory to God Ganesa

16.Ganesa Saranam (Malayalam)


1.Ganesa saranam , Saranam Ganesa,
Ganesa saranam , Saranam Ganesa,

Give me protection Ganesa, Give me protection Ganesa,
Give me protection Ganesa, Give me protection Ganesa,

2.Parvathi puthra saranam Ganesa,
Sankara thanaya saranam Ganesa,
Mooshika Vahana saranam Ganesa,
Ganesa saranam , Saranam Ganesa,

Give me protection Ganesa the son of Parvathi,
Give me protection Ganesa the son of Lord Shiva,
Give me protection Ganesa who rides on a mouse,
Give me protection Ganesa, Give me protection Ganesa,

3.Anadha rakshaka Saranam Ganesa,
Aasritha vathsala saranam Ganesa,
Vigneswarane saranam Ganesa,
Vignam agathuka saranam Ganesa.

Give me protection Ganesa who protects orphans,
Give me protection Ganesa who loves those who depend on him,
Give me protection Ganesa who is the God who removes obstacles,
Remove obstacles and give me protection Ganesa.

4.Aaru mukhas sodhara saranam Ganesa,
Akhila jagan maya saranam Ganesa,
Mohini suthane saranam Ganesa,
Moha vinasaka saranam Ganesa.

Give me protection Ganesa who is brother of Lord Subrahmanya,
Give me protection Ganesa who is spread everywhere in the universe
Give me protection Ganesa who is the son of Mohini,
Give me protection Ganesa who cuts off attachments.

5.Narada sevitha saranam Ganesa,
Naraka vinasana saranam Ganesa,
Vedhiya Nadha , saranam Ganesa,
Veda porule saranam Ganesa

Give me protection Ganesa who is served by Narada,
Give me protection Ganesa who destroys hell,
Give me protection Ganesa who is lord of Brahmins,
Give me protection Ganesa who is meaning of Vedas

6.Pavana moorthe saranam Ganesa,
Pahi namasthe saranam Ganesa,
Giri vara nilayaa saranam Ganesa,
Gajanana hey Saranam Ganesa.

Give me protection Ganesa who has a holy form,
Give me protection Ganesa , accept my salutations and protect me,
Give me protection Ganesa who has a blessed abode on mountain,
Give me protection Ganesa who killed Gajamukhasura.

7.Kali Kaleswara saranam Ganesa,
Kanmasha nasana saranan Ganesa

Give me protection Ganesa who is the God of the Kali age ,
Give me protection Ganesa who destroys all bad aspects.

17.Ganapathi Atharva Seersha

(From Atharvana Veda)
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Ganapathi atharva seersha is a part of Atharvana Veda. It is classified as an Upanishad and not as a chant. But this is considered universally as the greatest and most effective prayer addressed to Ganesa .I have used a small book let giving meaning of this great prayer published by Om graphics and also write up and meaning given in Audarya fellowship and Mathra on line. This is also called Gana Upanishad or Ganapthi Seersha Upanishad,)

OM Namasthe Ganapathaye
Thwameva prathyaksham thathwamasi
Thwameva kevalam karthasi.
Thwameva kevalam Dharthasi
Thwameva Kevalam Harthasi


My Salutations to the Lord of Ganas,
You are the direct experience of you as me,
You are only the doer of all works, (creator)
You are only the bearer of all burdens, (one who looks after)
You are only the one who destroys(destroyer)

Thwameva sarvam khalvidam brahmasi,
Thwam sakshath athmasi nithyam.

You are the supreme God who conquers,
And you are the real imperishable soul.

Hritham Vachmi. Sathyam Vachmi.

Speak that which helps,
Speak only truth.

Ava thwam maam. Ava vaktharam.
Ava srotharam. Ava datharam.
Ava dhatharam, Ava noochana mava sishyam.
Ava paschathath Ava purasthath
Ava utharotharath. Ava dakshinathath.
Ava chordhwathath. Ava adharathath.
SArvatho maam pahi , pahi samanthath.

Protect me ,Protect those who speak.
Protect those who hear. Protect those who make it pure,
Protect the giver, Protect me and my students.
Protect west. Protect east,
Protect north. Protect South,
Protect above. Protect below,
Protect me from everything from all directions.

Thwam vangmayathwam chin maya.
Thwam aananda mayathwam brahma maya.
Thwam sachidananda adwithiyosi.
Thwam prathyaksham brahmasi,
Thwam jnana mayo vijnana mayosi.

You are that which makes me speak.
You are filled with joy, filled with Brahmam.
You are the one without second truth , mind and bliss.
You are the Brahmam which is directly experienced.
You are filled with wisdom and filled with science.

Sarva Jagad idham thwatho jaayathe.
Sarva Jagad idham thwatha sthishtathi.
Sarva Jagad idham thwayee laya meshyathi.
Sarva jagad idham thwayee prathyethi,
Thwam bhoomir aapo analo anilo nabha.
Thwam chathwari vak padhani.

All the universe originates from you,
All the universe exists because of you.
All the universe finally mixes within you.
All the universe is nothing but you.
You are the earth, water fire, air and the sky,
You are the four types of speech and all the words.

Thwam gunathrayatheetha , thwam avastha thrayatheetha,
Thwam deha thrayatheetha, thwam kala thrayatheetha,
Thwam moola dhara sthitho aasi nithyam,
Thwam shakthi thrayathmaka,
Thwam yogino dhyayathi nithyam,
Thwam brahma thwam vishnusthwam,
Rudhrasthwam , indrasthwam , agnisthwam,
Vayusthwam sooryasthwam chandramasthwam,
Brahma bhoorbhuva swarom.

You are beyond Sathva, Rajas and Thamas,
You are beyond three types of experiences-waking , sleep and dream,
You are beyond the body states of Gross, subtle and casual,
You are beyond the three divisions of time-past, present and future,
You always and daily stay in mooladhara Chakra,
You are the three states of energy-creation, maintenance and destruction,
You are being daily meditated upon by sages,
Yo are Brahma , you are Vishnu , you are Shiva.
You are Indra, You are fire , you are wind.
You are the Sun, You are the moon,
You are all inclusive and all pervading.

Ganadhim poorvamucharya varnadhi thadanantharam,
Anuswara para thara. Ardhendhulasitham,
Tharena rhidham, yethathwa manu swaroopam,
Gakara poorva roopa, akaro Madhyama roopam,
Anuswaraschanthya roopam , bindhur uthara roopam,
Nadha sandhanam samhitha sandhi,
SAisha Ganesa vidhya ganaka rishi,
NIchrud gayathri chanda, Ganapathi devatha,
Om Gam ganapathaye Nama.

Ga is the first part , Na is the second part,
After that Um followed by a crescent dot ,
Followed by the Om is the full form of the chant,
That is Ga first Aa in the middle,
This is followed by anu and ends with a dot,
When these sounds are merged you get the Manthra,
Ganaka is the sage for this knowledge of Ganesha,
The metere is Nischad Gayathri and god addressed is Ganapathi,
And the chant is “Om Gam danapathaye Nama.”

Yeka danthaya vidmahe, vakrathundaya dheemahi,
Thano danthi prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on that one tusked God,
Oh, God with broken tusk, give me higher intellect,
And let the elephant faced one illuminate my mind.


Yethad adharva seersha yoadheethe,
sa brahma bhoothaya kalpathe,
Sa sarva vignair bhadyathe,
sa sarvatha sukhamedhathe,
Sa pancha maha papath pramuchyathe.

This is called the head of the Atharva veda,
It makes you capable of merging with God,
It removes all road blocks on your way,
It leads to permanent happiness, and pleasures,
It helps you out of the five great sins.

Sayamadhiyano dhivasa krutham papam nasyathi,
Pratharadhiyano rathrikrutham papam nasyathi,
Sayampratha prayunjano papo bhavathi,
Sarvathra dhyano apavignio bhavathi,
Dharmartha kama moksham cha vindathi.

Meditating it in the evening, removes sins committed in day time,
Meditating in the morning , removes the sins committed at night,
Meditating during evening and morning removes all sins committed,
Meditating on it always does never have any problems.
And you would get Dharma, wealth and salvation.

Idham adharvaseersha masishyaya na dheyam,
Yo yadhi mohad dhasyathi sa papeeyan bhavathi,
SAhasravarthanath yam yam kamam adheethe,
THam thamanena sadhayeth.

This adharva seersha should not be given, who is not a disciple,
He who gives it due to passion, becomes a great sinner,
Thousand times repetition helps one get all that one wishes to get.

Anena Ganapathim abhishanchathi sa vagmi bhavathi,
Chathurthyam sanan japathi sa vidhyavan bhavathi,
Ithyadharvana vakyam
Brahmadyavaranam vidhyath na vibhothi kadhachanethi.

He who gives ceremonial bath chanting this would become a master of words,
He who reads it with empty stomach on the fourth phase of moon becomes knowledgeable.
This which has been written in Atharvana Veda,
Makes gods like Brahma very dear to you,
And he who chants it becomes one with knowledge,


Yo dhurvankurai sa vaisravanopamo bhavathi,
Yo lajair yajathi sa yasovan bhavathi , sa medhavan bhavathi,
Yo modhaka sahasrena yajathi sa vanchitha phalam avapnothi,
Sa sajyasamibdhir yjathi sa sarva labeth sa sarva labeth.

He who worships with dhurva grass chanting this would become very rich,
He who worships with puffed rice chanting this , would become very famous,
He who worships with thousand modhakas would get all his desires fulfilled,
He who worships with fire sacrifice would get all that he wants.

Ashto brahmanan samyagra grahayithwaSoorya varchaswi Bhavathi,
Soorya grahe maha nadhyam prathi masam nidhou, va japthwa sidha manthro bhavathi,
Maha vignath pramuchathe Maha doshath pramuchyathe , maha apath pramuchyathe,
Sa sarva vidh bhavathi sa sarva vidh bhavathi sa yevam veda Ithyupanishad.

He who chants with eight Brahmins would get the effulgence of Sun God,
He who chants it during solar eclipse in the shores of great rivers or in front of Ganesa every month,would become the master of this manthra and all he tells would become true,
He would get rid of major road blocks,
He would get rid of great problems,
He would get rid of great dangers,
He would become greatly knowledgable, greatly knowledgable
This is the Veda and this is the Upanishad.

Om sahana avathu sahanou bhunakthu,
Saha veeryam karava vahai,
Thejaswinad adhethamasthu ma vidhishavahai.

Let both of us be protected,
Let both of us get food,
Let both of us do valorous deeds together,
Let this knowledge illuminate us,
Let this knowledge make us at peace.

18.Sankata nasana Ganapathi Stotram

(Prayer to lord Ganesa which would wipe away sorrow)

Narada Uvacha:-
Sage Narada told:-

Pranamya sirasa devam,
Gauri putram, Vinayakam,
Bhakthya vyasa smaren nithya,
Mayu kama artha sidhaye.

The learned one, who wishes,
For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head,
Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Parvathy.

Prathamam Vakra thundam cha,
Ekadantham dveethiyakam,
Trithiyam Krishna pingalaksham,
Gajavakthram Chathurthakam.

Think him first as god with broken tusk,
Second as the God with one tusk,
Third as the one with reddish black eyes,
Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant.

Lambhodaram panchamam cha ,
Sashtam Vikatameva cha,
Sapthamam Vignarajam cha,
Dhoomra varnam thadashtamam.

Fifth as the one who has a very broad paunch,
Sixth as the one who is cruel to his enemies,
Seventh as the one who is remover of obstacles,
Eighth as the one who is of the colour of smoke.

Navamam phala chandram cha,
Dasamam thu Vinayakam,
Ekadasam Ganapathim,
Dwadasam the gajananam.

Ninth as the one who crescent in his forehead,
Tenth as the one, who is the leader of remover of obstacles,
Eleventh as the leader of the army of Lord Shiva,
And twelfth as the one who has the face of an elephant.

Dwathasaithani namani ,
Trisandhyam ya paden nara,
Na cha vigna bhayam thasya,
Sarva sidhi karam dhruvam.

Any one reading these twelve names,
At dawn, noon and dusk,
Will never have fear of defeat,
And would always achieve whatever he wants.

Vidyarthi labhadhe vidhyam,
Danarthi labhathe danam,
Puthrarthi labhathe puthran,
Moksharthi labhathe gatheem.

One who pursues education will get knowledge,
One who wants to earn money will get money,
One who wishes for a son , will get a son,
And one who wants salvation will get salvation.

Japeth Ganapathi sthothram,
Shadbhir masai phalam labeth,
Samvatsarena sidhim cha,
Labhathe nathra samsaya.

Results of chanting this prayer,
Of Ganapathi will be got within six months,
And within a year , he would get all wishes fulfilled,
And there is no doubt about this.

Ashtanam Brahmanam cha,
Likihithwa ya samarpoayeth,
Thasya Vidhya bhaveth
Sarvaa ganesasya prasadatha.

One who gets this prayer,
Written by Eight Brahmanas,
And offers it to Lord Ganesa,
Will become knowledgeable,
And would be blessed with all stellar qualities,
By the grace of Lord Ganesa.

Ithi Sri Narada Purane Samkashta nasanam Ganapathi stotram Sampoornam.

Thus ends the prayer from Narada Purana to Ganesa which would destroy all sorrows.


19.Vigneswara Ashtothra Shatha Namavali
(The row of 108 names to the God of obstacles)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(It is a custom for Hindus to worship Gods with 108 names , which are actually descriptions of the God. Here is a popular Ashtothara Satham (108) of Lord Ganesa . who is the remover of obstacles . Normally with every name Om is added as a prefix and Namaha is added as a suffix.)
“Dhyanam
SarvaVignaharam Devam SarvaKaryaphalapradham
Sarvasiddhi pradhataram Vandeham Gaananayakam“

I salute the leader of all Ganas,
Who removes all obstacles,
Who fulfills all actions,
And who blesses us with occult powers.

Namavali (Row of names)

Om Vinayakaya Namaha - Blessed Lord of all
Om Vighnarajaya Namaha -The king of obstacles
Om Gauriputraya Namaha -The son of Goddess Gauri
Om Ganesvaraya Namaha -The blesses leader of all Ganas
Om Skandagrajaya Namaha -The elder brother of Skanda(Subrahmanya)
Om Avyayaya Namaha -He who is stable and does not change
Om Putaya Namaha -He who shines
Om Dakshaya Namaha -He who is an expert
Om Adhyakshaya Namaha -He who presides
Om Dvijapriyaya Namaha -He who likes the twice born
Om Agnigarbhachide Namaha - He who has fire in his stomach
Om Indrasripradaya Namaha -He who granted wealth to Indra
Om Vanipradaya Namaha -He who grants voice
Om Avyayaya Namaha -He who never alters
Om Sarvasiddhipradaya Namaha - He who grants all occult powers
Om Sarvajnanayaya Namaha -He who knows everything
Om Sarvaripriyaya Namaha -He who is liked by every one
Om Sarvatmakaya Namaha-He who is the soul of everyone
Om Srushtikatre Namaha -He who creates
Om Devaya Namaha -He who is God
Om Anekarchitaya Namaha-He who is worshipped by dseveral
Om Sivaya Namaha -He who is Lord Shiva himself
Om Suddhaya Namaha -He who is cleanliness
Om Buddhipriyaya Namaha-He who likes knowledge
Om Santaya Namaha -He who is a saint
Om Brahmacharine Naamaha -He who is a Brahma chari
Om Gajananaya Namaha -He who killed Gaja mukhasura
Om Dvaimatreyaya Namaha -He who is double
Om Munistutyaya Namaha -He who is worshipped by sages
Om Bhaktavighnavinasanaya Namaha -He who removes obstacles in pathof devotion
Om Ekadantaya Namaha -He who has only one tusk
Om Chaturbahave Namaha -He who has four different aspects
Om Chaturaya Namaha -He who is clever
Om Saktisamyutaya Namaha -He who is with power
Om Lambodaraya Namaha -He who has a broad paunch
Om Surpakarnaya Namaha-He who has winnow like ears
Om Haraye Namaha -He who is Hara (shiva)
Om Brahmaviduttamaya Namaha - He who an expert in knowledge of Brahma
Om Kalaya Namaha -He who is a crescent (He who is artful)
Om Grahapataye Namaha -He who is chief of planets (House)
Om Kamine Namaha -He who desires
Om Somasuryagnilochanaya Namaha -He who has Sun ,moon and fire as eyes
Om Pasankusadharaya Namaha -He who holds the rope and the goad.
Om Chandaya Namaha -He who is fierce
Om Gunatitaya Namaha -He who is as bright as Sun
Om Niranjanaya Namaha -He who is spotless and pure
Om Akalmashaya Namaha -He who does not have any stain
Om Svayamsiddhaya Namaha-He who has become sidha himself
Om Siddharchitapadambujaya Namaha -He whose feet is worshipped by saints
Om Bijapuraphalasaktaya Namaha -He who likes to get results of Bhija
Om Varadaya Namaha -He who gives boons (He who blesses)
Om Sasvataya Namaha -He who is perennial
Om Krutine Namaha -He who performs
Om Dvijapriyaya Namaha -He who likes the twice born
Om Vitabhayaya Namaha -He who is never afraid
Om Gadine Namaha -He who is our ultimate goal
Om Chakrine Namaha -He who is Lord Vishnu
Om Ikshuchapadhrite Namaha -He holds the bow of sugarcane
Om Sridaya Namaha -He who blesses with wealth
Om Ajaya Namaha -He who is not born
Om Utpalakaraya Namaha -He holds lotus in his hand
Om Sripataye Namaha -He who is the lord of wealth
Om Stutiharshitaya Namaha -He who becomes happy because of prayer
Om Kuladribhettre Namaha -He who broke the mountain
Om Jatilaya Namaha -He who is an ascetic
Om Kalikalmashanasanaya Namaha -He who destroys the ills of Kali age
Om Chandrachudamanaye Namaha-He who wears the crescent
Om Kantaya Namaha -He who is very pleasing
Om Papaharine Namaha -He who cures sins
Om Samahitaya Namaha -He who has an affable personality
Om Asritaya Namaha -He who protects
Om Srikaraya Namaha -He who does good deeds
Om Saumyaya Namaha -He who is very peaceful
Om Bhaktavanchitadayakaya Namaha-He who fulfills the desire of devotees
Om Santaya Namaha -He who is peaceful
Om Kaivalyasukhadaya Namaha -He who grants the pleasure of salvation
Om Sachidanandavigrahaya Namaha -He who is the personification of divine joy
Om Jnanine Namaha-He who is wise
Om Dayayutaya Namaha-He who is merciful
Om Dantaya Namaha -He who has a tusk
Om Brahmadveshavivarjitaya Namaha - He who abandoned enmity to Lord Brahma
Om Pramatta daityabhayadaya Namaha-He who is fearful to Asuras
Om Srikanthaya Namaha -He who is the glorious light
Om Vibhudesvaraya Namaha -He who is the God of all divine beings
Om Ramarchitaya Namaha -He who is in the mind of Rama
Om Vidhaye Namaha -He who is very learned
Om Nagarajayajnopavitavate Namaha-He who wears snake as sacred thread
Om Sthulakanthaya Namaha -He who has very gross body
Om Svayamkartre Namaha -He who is made by himself
Om Samaghoshapriyaya Namaha -He who likes the singing of Sama Veda
Om Parasmai Namaha-He who is beyond everything
Om Sthulatundaya Namaha-He who has a big tusk
Om Agranye Namaha -He who is the first
Om Dhiraya Namaha -He who is brave
Om Vagisaya Namaha -He who is the God of words
Om Siddhidayakaya Namaha -He who makes things happen and removes obstacles
Om Durvabilvapriyaya Namaha -He who likes Bilwa leaves and Durva grass
Om Avyaktamurtaye Namaha -He who does not have a clear form
Om Adbhutamurtimate Namaha - He who has a wonderful form
Om Sailendratanujotsanga Khelanotsukamanasaya Namaha-He who gets pleased by playing with the lord of Mountains
Om Svalavanyasudhasarajita Manmathavigrahaya Namaha-He who has a pretty form like nectar and has a form like God of love
Om Samastajagadadharayai Namaha -He who carries all the universe
Om Mayine Namaha - He who has an illusory form
Om Mushikavahanaya Namaha -He who rides on the mouse
Om Hrushtaya Namaha –He who is pleased
Om Tushtaya Namaha -He who is always satisfied
Om Prasannatmane Namaha-He who has a very pleasant attitude
Om Sarvassiddhipradayakaya Namaha -He who grants all powers

“Ithi Sri Vigneshwara Astothara Satharamavali hi”
Thus ends the 108 holy names of Vigneswara

 

20.Ganesa Manasa Pooja

(The mental worship of Ganesa)
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander
(This rare stotra offering worship by mind was found by me in a Malayalam compilation. It is extremely detailed and gives every step of the Puja of Ganesa with great devotion.)

Vignesa veeryani vichithrakaani,
Vandhee janair maagadakai smruthani,
Sruthwa samuthishta gajanana, thwam,
Brahme jaganmangalakam kurushwa. 1

After hearing the songs of praise,
Extolling the heroism of Vignesa,
From expert singers of yours,
Oh Gajanana, please wake up
In the early hours of morn,
And do good to the world.

Evam maya prathidha vigna raja,
Sachithena chothaya bahirganesa,
Tham nirgatham veekshya namanthi deva,
Shambwadhayo yogi mukhashtha daham. 2

Me , the devas and Gods like Shambhu,
See and bow their heads to the Ganesa,
Who woke up and came out,
As a result of my prayers,
To the God who removes obstacles.

Souchadhikam they parikalpayami,
Herambha vai dantha vishudhimevam,
Vasthrena samprokshya maukharavindam,
Devam sabhayam vinivesayami. 3

After mentally doing ablations of the morn,
Including the cleaning of his teeth,
I wipe his lotus like face with a cloth,
And bring the God who is near to Shiva ,
To the assembly of the devas.

Dwijadhi sarvairabhi vanditham cha,
Sukhadhibhir modha sumodhakhadyai,
Sambhashya chalokya samuthitham tham,
Sumandapam kalpya nivesayami. 4

After his being saluted by the twice born,
And after having him converse with Sukha,
Modha, Sumodhaka and others,
When he got up, I lead him with my mind,
To the pavilion , which I made mentally.

Rathnai sudeepthai prathibimbhitham tham,
Pasyami chithena vinayakancha,
Ththrasanam rathna suvarna yuktham,
Sankalpya devam vinivesayami. 5

I see in my mind that Vinayaka,
As an image shining with gold and gems,
And I offer him mentally a seat,
Made of various gems and gold.

Sidhya cha budhya saha vigna raja,
Paadhyam kuru prema bharena sarvai,
Suvasithamneeramadho gruhaana,
Chithena dathancha sukhoshna bhavam. 6

Oh God Ganesa who is with Sidhi and Budhi,
Be pleased to receive this sweet smelling warm water,
Which has been filled with incense and love,
Mentally by me to wash your feet.

Thatha suvasthrena ganesa padhou,
Samprakshya dhoorvadhibhir archayami,
Chithena bhava priya , deenabandho,
Mano vileenam kuruthe padabhje. 7

Oh friend of the oppressed, I will then,
With my mind dry your feet with good cloth,
And worship it with dhoorva grass,
And place my mind at your lotus feet.

Karpoora kailadhi suvasi thanthu,
Sukalpitham thoyamadho grahana,
Aachamya thenaiva gajanana thwam,
Krupa kadakshena vilokayasu. 8

Oh Gajanana, then please receive the water,
Mixed with camphor and cardamom , which,
Have been offered mentally by me,
And do achamanam* and glance at me with mercy.
*Holy sip of water for internal purification

Pravaala muktha phala hatakaadhyair,
Susamskrutham hyanthara bhavakena,
Anarghyamarghyam saphalam kurushwa,
Maya pradatham gana raja dunde. 9

Hey, Dundi* who is king of ganas,
Please make fruitful, the invaluable,
Offerings made by me with devotion,
And which are made of Gold, pearls and coral.
* A name of Ganesa

Sougandhya yuktham madhuparkamadhyam,
Sankalpitham bhava yutham grahana,
Punathamachamya vinayaka, thwam,
Bhakthamscha bhakthesa surakshayasu. 10

Pleace receive from me this sweet scented,
Madhuparka* , prepared mentally by me,
And again do aachamana, Oh Vinayaka,
Who is the king of the devotees and keep me safe.
*Mixture of curd, ghee, water, honey and jaggery.

Suvasitham champaka jathikaadhyai,
Sthailam maya kalpithameva dunde,
Grahana thena pravimardhayami,
Sarvangamevam thava sevanaya. 11

Hey Dundi, Please receive the oil,
Scented with Jathi and Chapaka flowers,
Prepared by me mentally and I would,
Apply it all over your body , in your service.

Thadha sukhoshnena jalena chaha,
Maneka theertha hrythakena dundim,
Chithena shudhena cha snapayami,
Snanam maya datham adho grahana. 12

Oh Dundi, I am giving you a bath with my mind,
Using the pleasantly warm water brought from,
Various sacred rivers and ponds ,
And be pleased to accept this bath.

Thadha paya snanena chinthya bhava,
Sutheerthajam vigna hara praseedha,
Grahana chithena sukalpithanthu,
Thadho madhu snana madho jalasya. 13

Oh God who removes obstacles, be pleased,
Then receive a bath by milk and then water,
Which are offered mentally by me,
And then receive a bath by curds followed by water.

Thatho grutha snanamapara vandhya,
Sutheerthajam vigna hara praseedha,
Grahana chithena sukalpithanthu,
Thatho madhu snanamadho jalsya. 14

Please receive then the bath by ghee,
Which I am giving you mentally,
Oh Lord who is saluted by innumerable,
And then with water ,Oh Ganesa,
And become pleased with me,
And then receive the bath with honey and water.

Susharkara yukthamadho grahaana,
Snanam maya kalpithameva dunde,
Thatho jala jala snana maghapahanthu,
Vignesa maya bramam varayasu. 15

Then receive the bath by sugar water,
Mentally from me Oh Dunde,
Followed by a bath of pure water,
And remove illusions from me, Oh Vignesa.

Suyakshapangasthamadho grahana,
Snanam paresadhipathe, thathascha,
Koumandali sambhavajam kurushwa,
Vishudhamevam parikalpithanthu. 16

Then receive from me , Oh God who is the chief,
The bath using the water of Yaksha kadhrumam*,
Followed by pure water kept in a Kamandalu**,
And thus have a bath of ultimate purification.
* Mixture of water with incenses like camphor, sandal, saffron, musk etc
** A large jug with a spout like mouth

Thasthu sukthair manasa ganesam,
Sampoojya dhoorvadhibir alpa bhavai,
Aapaa kairmandala bhootha brahma,
Naspathyakaisthamhyabishechayamai. 17

Then I will worship ganesa using,
Chants from Vedas and the Dhurva grass,
Followed by bathing him well,
While chanting The Brahmanaspathi chants.

Thatha suvasthrena thu pronchanam thwam,
Grahana chithena maya sukalpitham,
Thatho vishudhena jalena dunde,
Hyachandamevam kuru vigna raja. 18

Then receive my drying you with clean cloth,
Done mentally by me, Oh king of obstacles,
And then receive from me pure water,
For purifying yourself, Oh Dundi.

Agnou vishdhe thu grahana vasthre,
Hyanarghya moulye manasa maya they,
Dathe parichadhya nijathmadeham,
Thabhyam mayuresa, janamscha palaya. 19

Then receive from me cloths cleaned by fire,
Which are invaluable and offered mentally by me,
And cover your body with that cloth,
Oh Lord of peacock and take care of all people.

Chithena datham sukham uthareeyam,
Grahana bhakthaprathipalaka, thwam,
Aachamya vignesa, punasthadhaiva,
Namo yadha tharaka samyuthanthu. 20

Then you may please do Achamanam,
And wear the upper cloth given by me mentally,
Oh, god who looks after his devotees,
And also receive my salutations with the chanting of “Om”.

Yagnopavetham triguna swaroopam,
Souvarnamevam hyahi nadha bhootham,
Bhavena datham gananadha , Thathwam,
Grahana bhkthodruthi Karanaya. 21

Oh Lord of Ganas, then please receive from me,
The sacred thread of three qualities shining like gold,
And with the shape of a serpent,
For saving your devotees with mercy.

Aachama mevam manasa pradatham,
Kurushwa shudhena jalena Dunde,
Punascha koumandalkena pahi,
Viswam prabho khelakaram sada they. 22

Then again do achamanam with pure water,
Given mentally from me , Oh Dunde,
From the water from the Kamandalam,
And protect this world, which is but your play.

Udhya dinesaabhamadho grahana,
Sindhoorakam they manasa pradatham,
Sarvanga samlepana maadharadwai,
Kurushwa Herambha cha thena poornam. 23

Then receive from me the saffron,
Which is the colour of rising sun ,
And which was mentally given by me,
And apply it all over your body, Herambha*.
* He who is close to Lord Shiva.

Sahasra seersham manasa maya thwam,
Datham kirretam thu suvarna jamvai,
Aaneka rathnai khachitham grahana,
Brahmesa they masthaka shobhanaya. 24

Oh Lord of Brahma, please receive from me,
A golden gem-studded crown with,
Thousand crests which is given by me mentally,
For the decoration of your head.

Vichithra rathnai kanakena Dunde,
Yuthani chithena maya paresa,
Dathani nana pada kundalani,
Grahana soorpa sruthi bhooshanani. 25

Hey Dunde, mentally I am giving you,
Golden ear studs studded with precious gems,
Hey divine Lord, I am giving them to you,
So that you would decorate your winnow like ears with them.

Sunda vibhooshanartha manantha khelin,
Suvarnajam kanchukamaagrahana,
Rathnaischa yuktham maya ya,
Datham prabho, thath saphalam kurushwa. 26

Oh Lord with varied playfulness,
For decorating your trunk,
I am mentally giving you a golden armour,
Which is decorated by gems,
Please receive them and make it fruitful.

Suvarna rathnaischa yuthani Dunde,
Sadaika danthabharanani kalpya,
Grahana choodakruthaye paresa,
Dathani danthasya cha shobhanartham. 27

Hey divine Lord, I am giving you mentally,
An ornament made of gold and gems,
For decorating your single tusk,
Please accept it for adding shine to your tusk.

Rathnai suvarnena kruthani thani,
Grahana chatwari maya prakalpya,
Sambhooshaya thwam katakana Nadha,
Chathurbhujeshu hyaja , vigna haarin. 28

Please accept the four bangles ,
Mentally made of gold and gems and wear,
Them in your four hands,
And decorate them, Oh destroyer of obstacles.

Vichithra rathnai khachitham suvarna,
Sambhoothakam gruhya maya pradatham,
Thadanguleeshwanguleekam Ganesa,
Chithena samshobhaya thath Paresa. 29

I am also similarly giving various,
Golden rings studded with gems,
Oh Ganesa , please wear them ,
Even though they are given mentally, Oh divine Lord.

Vichithra rathnai khachithaani Dunde,
Keyoorakanihyadha kalpithani,
Suvarnajaani pramadhadhinadha,
Grahana dathani thu baahooshu thwam. 30

Oh Dundi , Then I am also giving you mentally,
Bracelets made of gold and studded with gems,
Oh Lord of Pramadhas , please receive them,
And wear them in your arms.

Pravala mukthaa phala rathnajaisthwam,
Suvarna soothraischa grahana kande,
Chithena datha vividhascha mala,
Oroodhare shobhaya vignaraja. 31

I am giving you mentally many garlands,
Made of golden threads, in which are sewed,
Corals, pearls and other valuable gems,
Please receive them, wear on your neck ,
And decorate your big paunch, Oh Ganesa.

Chandram lalate, gana nadha poornam,
Vrudhi kshyabhyanthu, viheenamadhyam,
Samshobhaya thwam varasamyutham they,
Bhaktha priyathwam prakate kurushwa. 32

Oh Lord Of Ganas, wear the primeval moon,
Which neither decreases nor increases on your forehead,
And shines under it and show to us , that you fulfill,
The desires and love your devotees.

Chinthamanim chinthithadham paresa,
Hruddesagam jyothirmayam kurushwa,
Manim sadananda sukha pradancha,
Vignesa dheenarthadha, palayaswa. 33

Oh divine lord, wear the wish giving gem,
And gems which shine due to their light,
On your chest, oh Lord of obstacles,
And Oh giver of wealth to the oppressed, save me.

Nabhou phaneesancha sahasra seersham,
Samveshtanenaiva Ganthinadha,
Bhaktham subhooshamkuru bhooshanena,
Vara pradhanam saphalam paresa. 34

Oh Lord of Ganas, please wear the,
Thousand headed snake round your belly,
And bless your devotees with that ornament,
And give them the boons and make them happen.

Kati thate rathna suvarna yuktham,
Kancheemsurathnena cha dharayami,
Vignesajyothir ganadheepaneem they,
Praseedha bhuktham kuru maam dayabdhe. 35

Please wear the golden belt studded with gems,
Which shine like the stars of the sky,
On your hips, Oh Lord of obstacles,
And Oh Sea of mercy, make me your devotee.

Herambha , they rathna suvarna yukthe,
Sunoopure manjareeke thadaiva,
Sukinkini nadha yuthe subudhya,
Supadhyo shobhaya may pradathe. 36

Oh Herambha, Please wear the golden anklets,
On which gems are studded like buds,
And which have tinkling bells attached,
Which have been given by me mentally .

Ithyadhi nana vidha bhooshanaani,
Thavechchaya manasa kalpithani,
Saabhooshayaamyeva thwadangakeshu,
Vichitha dathu prabhavani , Dunde. 37

After making you wear various,
Types of ornaments like these mentally,
Oh Dunde, I am going to apply various lotions,
Made by different herbs on your good self.

Suchandanam ratham amogha veeryam,
Sugarshitham hyashtaka gandha mukyai,
Yuktham maya kalpithameka dantha,
Grahana they thwanga vilepanartham. 38

Hey God with one tusk, please accept,
Sandal , red sandal and eight herbs ,
Which are well pounded and mixed,
And which are offered using my mind,
For applying all over your body.

Liptheshu vaichithrya madhashtagandai,
Rangeshu they aaham prakaaromi chithram,
Praseeda chithena vinayaka , thwam,
Thatha suraktham ravimeva phaale. 39

When these pastes are being applied,
I would be making various drawings in them,
With the help of my mind, Oh Ganesa,
And also imagining the red sun on your forehead,
So be pleased with me , Oh God.

Gruthena vai kumkumukena rakthaan,
Suthandulamsthe parikalpayami,
Phale ganadhyaksha , grahana pahi,
Bhkthan subhaktha priya deena bandho. 40

I am making a mark on your forehead,
With the mixture of ghee , rice paste and saffron,
Please receive them Oh God ,who is friend of oppressed,
And lover of his devotees and help your devotees.

Grahana bho champaka mala theeni,
Jala pankajani sthala pankajani,
Chithena dathani cha mallikani,
Pushpani nana vidha vrukshajani. 41

I am offering you Champaka flowers,
Lotus flowers , blue lotus flowers,
As well various types of flowers from trees,
With my mind, and be pleased to receive them.

Pushpopari thwam manasa grahana,
Herambha , mandara saami dalani,
Maya suchithena cha kalpithani,
Hyaparakani , pranavakruthe thu . 42

Oh Herambha, of the form of “Om”, please receive,
The leaves of Mandhara and Sami trees,
Which are being offered by my mind,
And place them over the flowers which I had offered.

Dhoorvankuraan vai manasa pradatham,
Sthripancha pathrair yuthakamscha snigdhan,,
Grahana Vigneswara , sankhyaya thwam,
Heenamscha sarvopari vakra thunda. 43

Apart from al that , I am offering you,
The Dhoorva grass plants which have,
Three or five soft leaves and also tender shoots,
Please receive them Lord of obstacles ,
Over and above what all I have offered,
Oh God with the curved tusk.

Dasangabhootham manasa maya they,
Dhoopam pradatham , gana raja, Dunde,
Grahana sourabhyakaram Paresa,
Sidhya cha Budhya saha Bakthapala. 44

Oh Lord of Ganas, Oh Dunde,
Oh God who along with Sidhi and Budhi,
Take good care of your devotes,
Please accept the incense from mixture of ten herbs,
Which are being offered to you by my mind.

Dheepam suvarthya yuktham aadarathe,
Datham maya manasakam, Ganesa,
Grahana nana vidhajam grudhadhi,
Thailadhi sambhotham amogha drushti. 45

I am offering you a lamp , with good wicks,
Which are fed by various types of oil and ghee,
By the help of my mind, Oh Ganesa,
And be pleased to accept it.

Bhojyam thu lehyam Ganaraja, peyam,
Choshyam cha nana vidha shad rasadyam,
Grahana naivedhyamadho maya they,
Sukalpitham pushtipathe mahathman. 46

Oh king of Ganas, be pleased to receive from me,
Food offerings of six different tastes,
Which are suitable to eat, drink and sip ,
And also some in the form of paste,
And which are offered mentally by me.

Suvasitham bhojana Madhya bhaga,
Jalam maya dathamadho grahana,
Kamandalustham manasa Ganesa,
Pibasawa viswadhika trupthikarin. 47

Oh Ganesa, who satisfies every one,
When you come to the middle of your tasty meals,
Please drink the scented water,
Kept by me mentally in the jug.

Thadha karodwarthanakamgrahana,
Sougandhayuktham mukha marjanaya,
Suvasasithenaiva sutheerthajena,
Sukalpitham nadha grahana Dunde. 48

Then receive the scented water kept by me,
Mentally for the purpose of washing your hands,
And also receive separate scented water kept,
By me , for washing your mouth, Oh Dunde.

Punastha aachamya suvasithancha,
Datham maya theertha jalam pibaswa,
Prakalpya Vignesa, thatha param they,
Samprojanam hastha mukhe karomi. 49

Then after doing Aachamanam, please drink,
The water kept by me for you to drink,
And oh Lord of obstacles, afterwards,
I will dry your mouth and hands by cloth.

Drakshadi rambha phala choothakani,
Garjoora karkaduka dadimani,
Suswadhayukthani, maya prakalpya,
Grahana dathani phalani Dunde. 50

Then please receive from me fruits,
Like grapes, banana, mango, dates,
Jamun and pomegranates, which are tasty,
And offered mentally by me, Oh Dunde.

Punarjalenaiva karadhikam they,
Samkshalayeham manasa Ganesa,
Suvasitham thoyamadho pibaswa,
Maya pradatham manasa paresa. 51

Then I would again mentally,
Wash your hands and mouth , Oh Ganesa,
Then please drink the scented water,
Mentally offered by me, Oh divine Lord.

Ashtanga yuktham Gananadha, datham,
Thamboolakam they manasa maya vai,
Grahana vigneswara bhava yuktham,
Sada sakruthunda vishodhanartham. 52

Oh leader of Ganas, then please receive,
The Thamboola* offered mentally by me,
Which also has eight different spices.
Oh God of obstacles please chew them more than once,
For making your mouth and face fresh.
*A mixture of betel leaves, betel nut and lime.

Thatho maya kalpithake Ganesa,
Mahasane , rathna suvarna yukthe,
Mandara koorpasaka yuktha vasthrai-
Ranarghya samchadhithake praseedha. 53

Then please take your seat on the great chair,
Which is built with gold and gems ,
And filled with tender leaves and silk cotton,
And covered with silk cloth,
Mentally prepared by me.

Thathasthwadheeyam charanam paresa,
Sampoojayami manasa yadavath,
Naanopacharai parama priyaisthu,
Thwat preethikamo ahamanadha bandho. 54

Oh friend of orphans, then for your blessings,
I would be worshipping mentally your feet,
Oh divine God, then I will also offer
You various services , in a way which is dear to you.

Grahana Lambodara , dakshinam they,
Hyasankhyabhoothaam manasa pradathaam,
Souvarna mudhradhika mukhya bhavaam,
Pahi prabho viswamidham Ganesa. 55

Then please receive my monetary offering,
In the form innumerable coins of Gold,
Offered by me mentally and,
Oh Lord Ganesa, please look after this world.

Rajopacharan vividhan grahana,
Hasthyaswachathradhikamadharadwaou,
Chithena dathan Gana nadha, Dunde,
Hyapara samkhyan sthirajangamasthe. 56

Then Oh Lord of ganas, Oh Dunde,
Please receive from me the royal hospitality,
Movable and immovable assets which include,
Elephants, horses and flag which are mentally offered by me.

Daanaya nana vidha roopakamsthe,
Rahana dathan manasa maya vai,
Padarthabhoothan sthirajangamamscha,
Herambha, maam tharaya moha bhavath. 57

Then please receive several kinds of things,
Which are both movable and immovable,
And which are mentally offered by me,
Oh Herambha, and release me from the net of illusion.

Mandhara pushpani sameedalani,
Dhoorvankuramstho manasa dadami,
Hermbha, Lambhodhara, Dheenapala,
Grahana bhaktham kuru maam padhe they. 58

I am mentally offering you Mandhara flowers,
Shoots of Dhurva grass and leaves of Sami plant,
Oh Herambha, Oh big paunched one, Oh lord who cares for oppressed,
Receive them all and make me devotee of your feet.

Thatho haridhra mahiramgulalam ,
Sindhoorakam they parikalpayami,
Suvasitham vasthu vasa bhoothair,
Grahana brahmeswara shobhanartham. 59

Then I would be offering mentally to you,
The saffron powder in which is mixed ,
Nicely scented powder of turmeric,
And several sweet smelling powders,
Please receive them for decorating yourself.

Thatha sukhadhyaa shiva Vishnu mukhyaa
Indradaya sesha mukahasthadanye,
Muneendrakaa sevaka bhava yuktha,
Sabhashivastham pranamathi Dundeem. 60

Then saints like Shuka, Lord Shiva and Vishnu,
Indra, Adisesha and other such devas,
And other great saints , Salute the Dundi,
Who sits In the pavilion ,with humility like servants.

Vamangake shakthiyutha Ganesam,
Sidhisthu nana vidha sidhibistham,
Athyantha bhavena susevathe thu,
Maya swaroopam paramartha bhootha. 61

On the left side of the all powerful Ganesa,
Who has form of illusion and is the real and ultimate truth,
Sidhi with several types of occult powers,
Is standing with humility to do service.

Ganeswaram Dakshinabhaga samstha,
Budhi kalabischa subodhikapi,
Vidhyabhirevam bhajathe paresam,
Mayasu sankhya pradha chitha roopa. 62

On the right of the God Ganesa,
Budhi who depends on mind , thought and pride
And who supports arts and ways of wisdom,
Is standing and singing the praise of the divine lord.

Pramodhamodadaya prushta bhage ,
Ganeswaram bhavayutha bhajanthe,
Bhaktheswaraa mudgala shambhu mukhya,
Sukhadayasthan sma puro bhajanthe. 63

Behind him stand Pramodha ,modha and others,
And on the front king of devotees like,
Mudgala, Shambhu and others,
And sages like Suka sing his praise.

Gandharva mukhya madhuram jaguscha,
Ganesa geetham vivida swaroopam,
Nruthyam kalayukthamadho purastha,
Chakrasthadhaa hyapsaraso vichithram. 64

The chiefs of Gandarwas sing sweet songs,
In praise of Ganesa and different types,
Of dances which are artfully being done,
In his front by devas and Apsara maidens.

Ithyadhi nana vidhabhava yukthai,
Samsevitham Vignapathim bhajami,
Chithena dhyathwathu niranjanam vai,
Karomi nana vidha dheepa yuktham. 65

I sing the praises of the Lord of Obstacles,
Who is being served in these various forms,
And meditate on him and offer him worship of lamps,
Along with several different kinds of lamps.

Chathurbhujam pasadaram ganesam
Druthankusam danthayutham thamevam,
Trinethrayuktham thwabhayankaram,
Tham mahodaram chaikaradham Gajasyam, 66

Sarpopaveetham Gajakarnadharam,
Vibhoothibhi sevitha pada padmam,
Dhyaye Ganesam vividha prakaraii,
Supoojitham shakthiyutham paresam. 67

I then meditate on Ganesa with four hands,
Who holds a rope, who holds a goad,
Who holds a tusk, who has three eyes,
Who has a very fierce look with his big paunch,
Who has one tusk, who has an elephants face,
Who has a snake as sacred thread, who has ears of an elephant,
Who has lotus like feet which are worshipped by several gods,
And who is the divine God, accompanied by Shakthi,
And offer him worship of several types.

Thatho japam vai manasa karomi,
Swamoola manthrasya vidhanayuktham,
Asankhya bhootham ganarajahasthe,
Samarpyaamyeva grahana Dunde. 68

Then I chant within my mind,
The sacred chant following all procedures,
Several times and hand them over to the king of Ganas,
And Oh Dunde, please receive my offering.

Aarathrikam karpoorakadhi bhootha,
Maparadheepam prakaromi poornaam,
Chithena Lambodara thaam grahana,
Hyagnadwanthagaharam nijaanaam. 69

Hey God ,with wide Paunch, please receive,
The flame of camphor and several types of lights ,
Which are aimed at clearing away darkness,
In the mind of your devotees and their ignorance.

Vedeshu vaigneswarakai sumanthrai,
Sammanthritham pushpa dalam prabhootham,
Grahana chithena maya pradatha,
Maparavruthya thwadha manthra pushpam. 70

I am mentally offering together great petals of flowers,
With rendering of Vedas and the holy chants of lord of obstacles,
Several times to you as the flower of divine chant,
And be pleased to receive them.

Aaparavruthya sthuthimekadantha,
Grahana chithena kruthaam Ganesa,
Yuktham sruthi smarthabhavai puranai,
Sthavai paresadhipathe maya hey. 71

Oh god with one tusk, several times I am repeating,
The ancient chants from Vedas and Puranas
Which are aimed at pleasing you mentally ,
Oh Lord of divine be pleased to receive them.

Pradakshina manasa kalpidastha,
Grahana Lambodhara bhava yuktho,
Sankhyaviheenaa, vivida swaroopa,
Bhakthan sada raksha bhavarna vadhwai. 72

Please receive from me the perambulations done mentally,
Which are innumerable and of different kinds
Oh God with big paunch, which are done with devotion,
And always protect your devotees from the sea of life.

Nathim thatho Vignapathe Grahana,
Sashtangakasyam vivida swaroopam,
Sankhya viheenam manasa krutham they,
Sidhya cha Budhya paripalayasu. 73

Then receive my innumerable salutations,
Done with eight limbs and of different kinds,
Which are offered mentally by me to you ,
And also to Budhi and Sidhi and please protect me.

Nyunathiriktham thu maya Kruthanchetha
Darthamanthe manasa grahana,
Dorvanguraam vignapathe pradathan,
Sampoornamevam kuru poojanam may. 74

Oh God of Obstacles, I am mentally offering you,
Tender Shoots of Durva grass for being pardoned,
For the lapses which I might have committed in this worship,
Please receive them and make my worship complete.

Kshamaswa Vignadhipathe Madeeyaan,
Sadaparadhaan vivida swaroopaan,
Bhakthim maddeyaam saphalaam kuruswa,
Sambrarthyami manasa ganesa. 75

I pray to you mentally, Ganesa,
Please always Pardon me, Oh Lord of all obstacles,
Of the several types of mistakes done by me,
And make my devotion to you complete and with good results.

Thatha prasannena Gajananena,
Datham prasadam sirasebhi vandhya,
Swamasthake tham paridarayami,
Chithena Vigneswara manathosmi. 76

Then I would receive by my head,
The blessings granted by the pleased Ganesa,
And carry them on my forehead,
And also salute the Lord of Obstacles mentally.

Uthaya vigneswara evamasmad,
Gathasthathawanthara dhana shakthya,
Shivadayastham prani pathya sarve,
Gatha suchinthnena cha chinthaymi. 77

After telling his blessings Ganesa,
Got up and disappeared and Shiva,
And other gods after saluting him also left,
And I am thinking of him in my mind.

Sarvan namaskruthya thathohameva,
Bhajami chithena ganadhipam tham,
Swasthanamagathya mahanubhavair,
Bhakthair ganesasya cha khelayami. 78

Then I saluted all of them,
Singing about Ganesa in my mind,
Came to my usual place and,
Played with his great devotees.

Evam trikaleshu ganadhipam tham,
Chithena nithyam paripoojayami,
Thenaiva thushta pradothu bhavam,
Vigneswaro bhakthi mayam thu mahyam. 79

I am praying Ganesa like this three times,
Daily during dawn , noon and dusk
And that god of obstacles becomes happy,
And grants me a mind full of devotion.

Ganesa padhodhaka panakancha,
Uchishta gandhasya sulepanam thu,
Nirmalya sandharanakam subhojyam,
Lambodarasyasthu hi bhuktha sesham. 80

Let me be blessed to drink the water ,
Used for washing Ganesa’s feet,
Let me be able to apply the sandal applied to him,
Let me be able to wear the flowers worn by him,
And let me be blessed to eat the food eaten by the Lambodhara*.
*God with a very big paunch

Yam yangaromyeva thadeva deeksha,
Ganeswarasyasthu sada Ganesa,
Praneedha nithyam thava pada bhaktham,
Kurushwa maam brahmapathe dayalo. 81

Let all my actions become worship to,
The God Ganesa and let that Ganesa,
Be pleased with me daily and I request,
That God who is merciful to make me,
A devotee of his lotus feet.

Thathsthu sayyam parikalpayami,
Mandara koorpasaka vasthra yuktham,
Suvasa pushpadibir architham they,
Grahana nidhram kuru vigna Raja. 82

Afterwards mentally I will spread a mattress,
Made of the tender shoots of mandara tree,
Covered with a cloth and also place several,
Sweet smelling flowers, Oh Lord of obstacles please sleep.

Sidhya cha budhya sahitham Ganesam,
Sunidhritham veekshya thadahameva,
Gathwa swa vasancha karomi nidhram,
Dhyathwa hrudhi brahmapathim thadheeya. 83

After seeing him, sleep comfortably,
Along with Sidhi and Budhi ,
I would go to my house and sleep
Thinking in my heart of that Lord of Brahma.

Ethadrusam soukhyam amogha shaktham,
Dehi prabho manasajam Ganesa,
Mahyancha thenaiva kruthatha roopo,
Bhavami bhakthee rasalala soham. 84

Oh Ganesa, please bless me with happiness,
Of the mind, trouble free life and great strength
And I who am a glutton for your blessings,
Would become contended and happy.

Ya yetham manasee poojam karishyati narothama,
Patishyathi sada sopi ganapathyo bhvishyathi. 85

That great man who does this mental worship of Ganesa,
Or always reads it, will become dear to Lord Ganesa.

Sravishyathi yo marthya sroshyathe bhava samyutha,
Sa kramena maheepala brahma bhootho bhavishyathi. 86

He who hears it or make others hear it with devotion,
Eventually becomes like a king and attains salvation.

Yam yamichathi tham tham vai saphalam thasya jayathe,
Anthe swanandaga sopi yogi vandhyo bhavishyathi. 87

That man will get whatever he desires,
Reach the state of eternal happiness,
And become one fit to be saluted by sages.


21.Ganesha Bahya Pooja


(External worship of Ganesa)

Translated by

P.R.Ramachander

Chathur bahum trinethrancha gajaasyam rakthavarnakam,
Pasangusadhi samyuktham mya yuktham prachinthayeth. 1

I meditate on that Lord Ganapathi,
Who has four hands and three eyes,
Who is red in colour and who holds in his arms,
The Rope and goad and other weapons.

Agascha brahmanaam nadha sura asura varjitha,
Sidhi budhyadhi samayuktha, Bhakthi grahana lalasa. 2

Be pleased to come, Oh Lord of all Brahmins,
Oh God who is worshipped by devas and Asuras,
Be pleased to come, Oh God who is with Sidhi and Budhi*,
Oh God who greatly likes to receive devotion.
* Sidhi and Budhi are his wives. It could be achievement and wisdom.

Kruthartho aham kruthartho aham thavagamanatha Prabho,
Vignesanugrheethoham saphalo may abhavath. 3

Due to your coming, oh God , Thankful and thankful I am,
And I am blessed and my life has become meaningful.

Rathna simhasanam swamin grahana gana nayaka,
Thathopavisya Vignesa , Raksha bhakthan Viseshatha. 4

Oh Lord Ganesa, please be seated in the gem studded throne,
And sitting there specially protect all your devotees.

Suvasithabhiradhbhischa pada prakshalanam Prabho,
Seethoshnambha karomi they grahana padhyamuthamam. 5

I wash your feet oh my Lord , with sweet scented water,
And please receive the slightly warm good water as a drink.

Sarva theertha hrutham thoyam suvasitham suvasthubhi,
Aachamam cha thu they naiva kurushva Gana Nayaka. 6

Oh leader of Ganas, please perform Aachamana*,
With water brought from all sacred waters which is scented.
* Inner purification

Rathna pravala mukthadhyai ranarghaisamskrutham Prabho,
Arghyam grahana Herambha dwiradanana thoshakam. 7

Oh Lord ,over and above the invaluable refined gems,
Please receive from me the water for your worship as Arghyam.

Dadhi Madhu grathair yuktham Madhu parkam Gajanana,
Grahana Bhava samyuktham maya datham namosthuthe. 8

Oh elephant faced god, Please receive from me Madhuparkam,
Made as the mixture of Curd, Honey and ghee, with emotions,
And may my salutations become yours.

Padhye cha Madhu parke cha snane, vastropadharane,
Upaveethe bhojananthe purachamanam kuru. 9

Please perform Achamanam for inner purification,
After washing of feet, receipt of Madhu parkam,
After bath and after wearing of the new cloths.

Champakadhair Ganadhyaksha , vasitham thailamuthamam,
Abhyangam kuru sarvesa ,, Lambhodhara namosthuthe. 10

Oh chief of Ganas , please do take oil bath,
With oil which is pleasantly scented,
Oh God with a big paunch, my salutations.

Yaksha kardhama khadyaicha , Vignesa , Bhaktha Vathsala,
Udhwarthanam kurushwa thwam , Herambha paramarthavith, 11

Oh Ganesa who is the lover of his devotees,
Please use this Yaksha khardama* paste prepared by me,
To wash of the oil which you have applied to your body.,
Oh Herambha who is the teacher of perfect truth.
* A paste made of musk. Camphor and other herbs.

Nana theertha jalai Dunde, sukhoshna bhava roopakai,
Kamadaloodhbhavai snanam maya kuru samarpithai. 12

Oh Ganesa who is known as Dundi, please accept,
This water brought from several sacred sources,
Which has been heated to a comfortable level,
And which is slowly poured over you from my pitcher,
And please practice the act of bathing.

Kamadhenu samudbhootham paya parama paavanam,
Thena snanam kurushwe thwam herambha paramathmavith. 13

Also use this very sacred milk obtained from the sacred cow,
And take your bath , Oh Heramba , who is the one who shows the truth.

Panchamruthanam madhye thu jalai snanam puna puna,
Kuru thwam sarva theerthabho gangadhibhya samahithai. 14

While taking bath using the five nectars, do take bath again and again,
By waters which are collected from sacred sources like Ganga,

Dhadhi dhenu payodbhutham malapaharanam param,
Grahane snana karyartham , Vinayaka dhayanidhe. 15

Please accept the curd prepared from the milk of the sacred cow,
Which is the destroyer of all dirt, Oh Ganesa, Oh treasure of mercy.

Dhenu samudbhavam Dunde, gratham santhosha karakam,
Maha malaa paghathordham , thena snanam kuru prabho. 16

Oh Dunde, for removing all ills , please take bath,
By the ghee , which is churned out from the curd of cows.

Saaragham samskrutha, poornam Madhu Madhu rasodhbhavam,
Grahana snana karyartham, vInayaka namosthuthe. 17

My salutations to you , Vinayaka, please accept from me for your bath,
The refined honey which has been collected by honey bees in the spring .

Ikshu danda samudh bhoothaam sarkaram mala naasineem,
Grahana Gana Nadha thwam thayaa snanam samachara. 18

Please accept the sugarcane juice prepared from sugarcane,
For removing all your dirt and take bath, oh leader of Ganas.

Yaksha kardhama kaadhyaischa snanam kuru Ganeswara,
Aadhyam mala haram shudha, sarva sougandhi karakam. 19

At the end please accept Yaksha Kardhama* , which is remover of all dirt,
And take your bath which is clean and which is full of sweet scent.
. *Please see 11 above.

Thadho gandhaksharaadheem scha durvanguraan gajanana,
Samarpayami swathpamsthwam , grahana Parameshwara. 20

Then I offer you small quantities of fragrant smokes,
Sandal paste , Akshatha* and Durva grass, Oh Ganesa,
And be pleased to accept them oh Lord of all.
*wet rice mixed with turmeric powder

Brahmanaspathya sookthaischa hyeka vimsathi vaarakai,
Abhishekam karomi they , grahana dwirdhanana. 21

Then I do abhishekam to you Oh Lord, who removes all ills,
After that I chant twenty one times the Brahmanaspathya Sooktha,
Which occurs in Rig Veda, and be kind to accept them.

Thatha aachamanam Deva sthavasitha jalena cha,
Kurushwa gana nadha thwam sarva theertha bhavena cha. 22

Then I would offer you, the scented sacred waters from every where,
So that you can be kind enough to do your Aachamanam.

Vasthra yugmam grahana thwamanrghyam raktha varnakam,
Loka lajjaharam chaiva Vigna raja Namosthuthe. 23

Then please accept a pair of red cloths for wearing,
And preventing the shame of the world,
My salutations to you Oh remover of obstacles.

Uthareeyam suchithram vai namaskarangitham yadha,
Grahana sarva sidheesa , maya datham subhakthitha. 24

I also give you with devotion an upper cloth,
Which is dotted with stars similar to the sky,
And please receive them ,Oh God who can give me all occult powers.

Upaveetham ganadhyaksha , grahana cha Thatha param,
Trigunyamaya roopanthu pranava grandhi bandhanam. 25

Afterwards please receive from me , Oh leader of Ganas,
The triple laced sacred thread tied with the chanting of the Pranava.

Thatha sindhoorakam deva grahana gana nayaka,
Anga lepana bhavartham sadananda vivardhanam. 26

Afterwards receive from me , oh leader of Ganas,
The powder of Sindhoora which increases happiness,
For applying to those parts of your body , which you consider fit.

Ashta gandha samayuktham gandham raktham Gajanana,
Dwadasangeshu they Dunde lepayami suchithravath. 27

I have made a red paste with Ashta Gandha, Oh Ganesa,
And I am applying it to twelve parts of your body like a picture.

Raktha chandana samayukthanadhava kumkumairyudhan,
Akshathan Vigna raja , thwam grahana phala mandale. 28

Please receive for wearing on your forehead , Oh Vigna Raja,
A paste made of rice powder and Raktha Chandana or Kumkum.

Champakadhi suvrukshebhya sambruthani Gajanana,
Pushpani sami mandhara doorvadheeni grahana cha. 30

Please accept flowers collected from great trees like Champaka , Oh Ganesa,
And also leaves of Sami, Mandhara and the doorva grass.

Dasanga guggulum dhoopam sarva soubha karakam,
Grahana thwam maya datham , Vinayaka mahodhara. 31

Then I present to you , the scented smoke made of ten compounds,
Which give rise to pleasant feeling , please accept it , Oh Ganesa with a big paunch.

Nanajathi bhavam dheepam grahana Gana Nayaka,
Agnana malajam dosham harantham jyothi roopakm. 32

Hey leader of the Ganas, please receive from me various types of lamps,
Lit by burning different fuels , which shines like the planets in the sky,
And which clear away all the ill effects due to unrealized sins.

Chathurvidhanna sampannam madhuram laddukadhikam,
Naivedhyam they maya datham bhojanam kuru Vignapa. 33

I am offering you four types* of cooked rice and sweets such as Laddu,
As an offering and so be pleased to receive them.
* Plain rice, curd rice, ghee rice and sweet rice.

Suvasitham grahanedham jalam theetha samahrutham,
Bhukthi madhye cha panartham , deva devesa they nama. 34

Oh god of Gods , my salutations to you, please accept from me,
Scented drinking water collected from different sources,
For drinking in between the food that you are taking.

Bhojanande karodwartham yaksha kardhamakena cha,
Kurushw thwam Ganadhyaksha , pibha thoyam suvasitham. 35

At the end of the meal please use Yaksha Kardhama,
To clean your hands oh president of the Ganas.
And later drink this specially scented water.

Dadimam garjuram draksham rambhadheeni phalanivai,
Grahana deva devesa , nana madhurakani thu. 36

Please accept from me God of Gods the sweet fruits,
Like pomegranate, dates , grapes and Banana for eating after meals.

Ashtangam deva thambolam grahana nakhavasanam,
Askruth Vigna raja thwam maya datham Viseshatha. 37

Oh God please receive from Thamboolam in which,
I have mixed eight different spices for a sweet smelling face.

Dakshinaamn kanchanaadyanthu nana dathu samudbhavam,
Rathnadhyair samyuktham Dunde , Grahana, sakala Priya. 38

Oh Dunde who is dear to al, please receive from me the cash offering,
Consisting of gold and various costly gems along with several costly items.

Rajopacharakadhyani grahana gana nayaka,
Dhanaani thu vichithrani maya dahani Vignapa. 39

Oh remover of obstacles please accept from me,
Several gifts which are suitable even for the kings.

Thatha aahbharanam thehamarpayami vidhanatha,
Upachareair vividhaischa thena thushto bhava prabho. 40

Afterwards I would be offering you various ornaments,
Which are suitable to different parts of your body,
Please accept all of them and be filled with happiness.

Thatha Durvanguaran Dundee ka vimsathi sankhykan ,
Grahana nyuna sidhyartham bhaktha vathsalya karanath. 41

If there are any draw backs in my prayer offering,
I am offering you twenty one plants of Durva grass,
Oh Dunde, please receive them due to my love and devotion.

Nana dheeepa samayuktham neerajanam Gajanana,
Grahana Bhava samyuktham Sarvagnadhi nasana.. 42

Oh Ganesa , who destroys all types of ignorance,
Please receive from me several types of lamps,
As well as the lighted camphor offered with devotion.

Gananaam thwidhi manthrasya japam sahasrakam param,
Grahana gana nadha , thwam sarva sidhi pradho bhava. 43

I chant “Gananan thu”, the chant from Rig Veda a thousand times,
Please receive them Oh Lord , and grant me all sort of occult powers.

Aarthikyancha sukarpooram nana deepamayam yadha,
Grahana jyothishaam naadha , tthadha neerajayamyaham. 44

I would burn camphor from Rithika desa and several lamps,
And oh Lord of all bright things, please accept that worship.

Padyosthe thu chathwari nabhou dwe vadane prabho,
Ekam thu sapthavaaram vai sarvangeshu neerajanam. 45

I would then worship with camphor , four times at your feet,
Twice near your belly, once near your face , oh Lord.
And also do it seven times in front of all parts of your body.

Chathurveda bhavai manthrai ganapathyair gajanana,
Manthrithani grahana thwam pushpa pathrani Vighnapa. 46

Oh lord of obstacles, Please accept the pushpa pathrams which have made strong,
By recitation of Ganapathya mantras from the four Vedas.

Pancha prakarakai sthothrai ganapathyair Ganathipa,
Sthoumi thwam thena santhushto bhava bhakthi pradhayaka. 47

I am praying you , oh Lord of Ganas using ,
Five different types of Ganapathya stotras,
And please become happy with my devotion.

Ekavimasathi samkhyam vaa trisankhyam vaa gajanana,
Pradakshinyam grahana thwam Brahman brahmesa bhavana. 48

Oh Brahman, Oh God who is the God of Brahma ,
Please accept my perambulations round you,
Either three in number or twenty one in number.

Sashtangam pranathim nadha ekavimsathi sammithaam,
Herambha sarva poojya thwam grahana thu maya kruthaam. 49

Oh Lord, Oh Herambha , Oh God who is worshipped by all,
Please accept the twenty one sashtanga* prostrations done by me
* Eight parts of body touching the ground.

Nyunaathiriktha bhavartham kinchid doorvanguram prabho,
Samarppayami thena thwam grahana thu maya krutham. 50

For completing deficiencies in my pooja,
I am presenting some Doorva grasses,
Please accept them and make my worship complete.

Thwaya datham swahasthenanirmaalyam chinthyamyaham,
Shikhaaym dharayaamyeham sadaa sarva padanchathath. 51

I accept the flowers which you wore and,
Which were given by you to me, after meditation,
And wear them in my tuft for getting all good blessings.

Aapraadhana samkhyaatham , kshamaswa gana nayaka,
Bhaktham kurucha maam Dunde, thava pada priyam sadaa. 52

Please pardon the innumerable transgressions ,
Which were committed by me , Oh Lord of Ganas,
And Oh Dunde make me , the devotee of your feet.

Thwam matha, thwam pitha may vai suhruthsambandhikadaya,
Thwame kula devascha sarvam thwam may na samsaya. 53

You are my mother, father , friend as well as relative,
You are the God of my clan and without doubt you are everything to me.

Jagrath swapna sushupthibir deha vaang manasai krutham,
Samsargikena yath karma Ganesaya samarpaye. 54

Whatever work I do mentally or physically,
When I am awake or asleep or in dream,
I offer all that to you my God Ganesa.

Bahyam nana vidham papam mahogram thallayam vrajeth,
Ganesa pada theerthasya masthake dharanaath kila. 55

The wearing the water washing the feet of Ganesa on the head,
Would completely remove all the great sins ,which we commit outside.

Padhodhakam ganesaya peetham narena thath kshanath,
SArvanthargathajam papam nasyathi gananathigam. 56

By drinking the water from the feet of Lord Ganesa,
Within an instant man gets rid of all the great sins,
Committed by him , however great they may be.

Ganesouchishta gandham vai dwadasangeshu charchayeth,
Ganesa thulya roopa sa darsanath sarva paap haa. 57

One becomes equal to Lord Ganesa himself,
By applying on his twelve organs, the sandal paste,
Which had already been applied to the body of Ganesa,
And people seeing him would get rid of all sins.

Yadhi Ganesa poojadhou Gandha basmadhikam charedh,
Adhavocchishta gandham thu no chethathra vidhim chareth. 58

Dwadasangeshu vignesam nama manthrena charchayeth,
Thena sopi Ganesena samo bhavathi bhoothale. 59

If you wear sandal paste or sacred ash before worshiping Ganesa,
Or according to rules wear the sandal paste applied to Ganesa,
Or if you worship lord Ganesa in your twelve body parts,
Then you would become equal to Lord Ganesa in this earth.

Moordhni ganeswaram chadhou , lalate Vigna nayakam,
Dakshine karna mole thu Vakrathundam samarchaye, 60

Vamekarna mole vai caikadantham samarchaye,
Kande Lambodharam devam hrudhi chinthamanim thadha, 61

Bahou dakshinake chaiva Herambham vama Bhuje,
Vikatam Nabhi dese thu vinayakam samarchaye, 62

Kukshou Dakshina Gayanthu mayuresam samachye,
Vama kukshou gajasyaam vai prushte swanandavasinam, 63

SArvange lepanam sastham chithrathamashta gandhakai,
Ganesaanaam viseshena sarva bhadrasya karanath, 64

THayochishtanthu naivedhye ganesasya bhunajmyaham,
Bhkthi mukthi pradham poornaam nana papa nikrunthanam, 65

Ganesayasmaranenaiva smaromi kala gandanam,
Ganapathyascha samvaasa sadaasthume Gajanana. 66

I worship the God of Ganas on my head,
The lord who removes obstacles on my forehead,
And the broken tusked one on my right ears.

I worship the God with one tusk in my left ear,
The Lord with big paunch in my neck,
And the gem of all thought in my heart.

I worship Lord Herambha in my right hand,
The lord who is cruel to his enemies in my left hand,
And the Lord who prevents obstacles in my navel

I worship the lord of peacock in my right belly,
The Lord Gayasya in my left belly,
And the lord who lives in places ,where people are happy.

Due to their causing all sorts of good things,
I specially apply the paste of Ashta Gandhas,
In peculiar manner on all organs.

Then because it grants pleasures as well as salvation,
And removes all the various sins committed,
I partake the remaining food which was offered to Ganesa.

I spend all my time usefully in the thought of Lord Ganesa,
And Oh Lord Ganesa , please bless me so that,
I would have the good luck of communion with your devotees.



22.Ganesh Ji ki aarthi (Hindi)

(The prayer to Lord Ganesa)

Translated by
Ramachander
(Aarthi are Hindi prayer songs, sung in a chorus with the waving of lamps before gods, this prayer is addressed to Lord Ganesa)


Jai Ganes , Jai Ganes , Jai Ganes deva,
Matha Parvathi, Pitha Mahadeva,
Yeka danth , char bhuja, dhari,
Madhe sindhoor sohe moose ki Savari,
Andhan ko aankh deth Koodeen ko kaya,
Banjath ko puthra deth, nirdhan ko maya,
Haar chade, phool chade aur chade meva,
Laddu aan ka bhog lage santh kare Sevaa,
Denan ki laaj Rakho Shambhu puthra vari,
Manoradh ko poora karo jaya balihari.

Victory to Ganesh, Victory to Ganesh, Victory to God Ganesa
His mother is Goddess Parvathi and his father God Shiva,
He has one tusk and four hands,
He applies a thilak on his forehead and rides on a mouse,
He makes the blind see, gives a full body to the leper,
He blesses the childless one with child, and he gives wealth to the poor,
We offer him garland. We offer him flowers , we offer him sweets,
A great offering of Laddu is made and saints do service to him,
Oh son of Lord Shiva, Take the offering of beaten rice from us,
And fulfill our wishes and make us victorious, I submit to you.

23.Ganesa Mangalashtakam
(The Mangala Octet of Ganesa)
Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

(Mangala stotras are normally recited at the end of reciting several stotras or the end of singing several songs or at the end of an auspicious function. The devotee wishes auspiciousness to the Lord. Mangalam may also mean “good wishes”, or “wishes for a happy ending”.)

Gajananaya Gangeya
Sahajaya sadathmane,
Gowri priya thanhujaya
Ganesayasthu Mangalam. 1

Mangalam to Ganesa,
Who has the face of an elephant,
Who is brother of Lord Subrahmanya,
Who is a great and pure soul,
And the favourite son of Parvathi.

Naga Yagnopavethaya ,
Natha vigna vinasine,
Nandhyahi gana nathaya,
Ganesayasthu Mangalam. 2

Mangalam to Ganesa,
Who wears serpent as sacred thread,
Who destroys problems of his devotees,
And who is the leader of Nandhi and other Ganas.

Ibhavakthraya chendradhi
Vandhithaya chidathmane,
Eesana prema pathraya ,
Cheshtadaayasthu Mangalam. 3

Mangalam to him who gives eight types of wealth,
Who has the head of an elephant,
Who is being saluted by Indra and others,
Who understands our soul,
And who is the darling of Lord Shiva.

Sumukhaya susundogro
Kshipthamrutha ghataya cha,
Sura brunda nishevyaya,
Sukhadayasthu Mangalam. 4

Mangalam to him who gives pleasures,
Who has a very pleasant face,
Who with his trunk threw the pot of nectar,
And who is served by the group of all devas.

Chathur bhujaya chandrardha
Vilasan masthakaya cha,
Charanavanathananda
Dayakasthu Mangalam . 5

Mangalam to him whose feet,
Grants happiness to his devotees,
And who has four hands,
And whose head shines because of the half moon.

Vakra thundaya vatave
Vandhyaya varadhaya cha,
Viroopaksha suthayasthu
Vigna nasaya Mangalam. 6

Mangalam to him who destroys obstacles,
Who has a broken tusk, who is a Bachelor,
Who is saluted and who gives boons.

Pramodha modha roopaya
Sidhi vijnana roopine ,
Prakrushta papa nasaya
Phaladhayasthu Mangalam. 7

Mangalam to him who always grants results,
Who is delighted with the form of Modhaka,
Who has the form of attainment of knowledge,
And who destroys very great sins.

Mangalam Gana nathaya
Mangalam hara soonave,
Mangalam vighna rajaya ,
Vignaharthresthu Mangalam. 8

Mangalam to remover of obstacles.
Mangalam to the lord of the ganas,
Mangalam to the son of Lord Shiva,
Mangalam to the king of obstacles.

Slokashtakamidham punyam
Mangala pradham aadharath,
Padithavyam prayathnena
Sarva vigna nivruthaye. 9

He who reads with devotion,
These holy eight verses,
Which causes good,
Would without effort,
Remove all obstacles in his way.


24.Ganesa Swapa Geetham
(The song  for retiring  addressed to Ganesa)

Translated by
P.R.Ramachander

( This song of eight verses is sung at night before  closing of the doors of   the temple of Ganesa, It requests him to sleep  sweetly.)

1.Kailasa Shikara varekaarthaswara  kalithe,
Kalyana  nava sadane  kalabhamukha, seshva sukham,

Oh Lord who lives on top of Kailasa, who is blessed with immeasurable  gold,
Oh God with elephant face  who lives in the  new auspicious home , sleep pleasantly.

2.AAmodha varthi yuthe  Abhirama chithra chithe  ,
Aananda  nilayavare  Hasthimukha , Seshva sukham.

Oh God who is  in joyful mood , , who is the attractive bright heap,
Oh elephant faced one   who is the  home of happiness, sleep pleasantly.

3.Manche  manikalithe  mrudu lopa  dhaana yuthe,
Mandara  suma sayane   madana sama seshva sukham.

Oh God who sleeps on gem studded bed,
Who is   strong    and one who gives charity,
Oh God who lies down on the bed of Mandhara  flowers ,
Oh God who is equal to the God of love , Sleep pleasantly.

4.Kalaagarudhoopa yuthe,  karpoora dheepa grahe,
Kanthayalingathayaa  karivadana, Seshva sukham.

Oh God who is the son of Lord Shiva and is with a deadly snake,
In the house   shining in the light  of Camphor,
Oh elephant faced god hugged  by his wife , Sleep pleasantly.

5,.Bukthwaa madhra phalam Modhaka sathena yutham,
Peethwaa  cha  dugdham idham bhuvanesa , Seshwa sukham

Eating sweet   fruits  along with one hundred modhakas,
And drinking    milk , oh Lord of the universe, sleep pleasantly.

6.Kundalani gooda thate  konathrithayena yuthe  ,
Moole kamala dale  mangaladha , Seshwa sukham.

Oh God who is in the  place of three angles in the path of Kundalani,
And who auspiciously occupies his own petal of lotus , Sleep pleasantly.

7.Saharara  thama rase  satha chandra  kanthiyuthe,
Sri neela  alolitha ratha Shiva thanaya ,  Seshwa sukham.

Oh Lord  who shines like one hun dred moons on the thousand petalled  lotus flower,
Oh Son of Lord Shiva    who  has   the blue  moving Charriot  , Sleep pleasantly.

8.Rakendu soudha vare  Omkara manchathale  ,
Hreemkara devathayaa  danthi mukha  , Seshwa sukham.

Oh God who lies on the cot of Om  in the house of full moon,
And  who is the God of Hreem with an elephant face , sleep pleasantly.


1 comment:

kn-nr said...

Dear Sir,
A great compendium indeed!