Ode to Ganesha (part 2)

The standing image of Ganesha symbolizes quick wit and thus considered auspicious to those who possess it🙂

Sankatnashana stotra:

This hymn is written by Narad invoking 12 auspicious names of Sri Ganesha and the fruits of reciting it thereby.

PraNamamyam shirsadevam gauriputra vinayakam, bhaktavasam smare-nityam sarvakamartha siddhaye

Prathamam VakrtunDancha; Ekadanta dwitiyakam,

Tritiya Krishnapingaksha; Gajavakra chaturthakam,

Lambodara panchamam cha ; shastham VikaTameva,

saptamam Vighnarajendra ; DhumravarNa tathashTakam,

navamam tu Bhala chandra; dashamam tu vinayakam ,

ekadasham GaNapatim, dwadasha tu Gajanana

Dwadashaitani namani trisandhya ya: paThe anara: na cha vighna bhayam

tasya sarva siddhi karam prabho;

Vidyarthi labhate vidya, dhanathi labhate dhana,

putrarthi labhate putra moksharthi labhate moksha

Ashthabhyo brahmaNeabhyarsh likitva ya: samaprpayet

tasya vidya bhavet sarva gaNeshasya prasadayet; samvatsareNa siddhin cha labhate natra sanshaya:

Narada begins with praying to lord Ganesha himself before composing this stotra:

With my head on thy feet O son of Gauri, who always reside in the hearts of devotees; those who recite thy name daliy bless them with eternal bliss’

Thy first name is VAKRATUNDA- one with twisted trunk; second one is VINAYAKA- lord of leader/true leader,

thy third name is KRISHNA-PINGAKSHA- one with black/dark-tawny eye; GAJAVAKRA-elephant faced,

your fifth name is LAMBODARa- large bellied; sixth name is VIKATA- formidable whom no foe can withstand,

Seventh name is VIGHNARAJENDRA- lord of (remover) of obstacles; eight is DHUMRAVARNA- smoke colored,

Ninth name- BHALACHANDRA- the one who adorns cresent moon on his forehead; tenth VINAYAKA

Thy eleventh name is GANAPATI- leader of shiva ganas; twelfth GAJANANA- who has a head of elephant

Those who recite thy twelve names three times (dawn, noon, dusk respectively) will get the fruits of recitation all the obstacles will be destroyed.

Students seeking knowledge will be able to get knowledge, wealth seekers will attain wealth; people longing for child will get so; so do those want salvation.

Write this stotra and present it to eight learned people, and you’ll obtain knowledge and the blessings of shri Ganesh and will get the results of lifetime….there’s no doubt about it

Thus says Narada.

Shri Ganesha panchratna stotra

This powerful stotra is composed by Adi shankararchrya.

Muda karattamodakam sadavimukti sadhakam

kaladharāvatamsakam vilasilokaraksakam

Anayakaikanayakam vinasitèbhadaityakam

natasubhasusakam namamitam vinayakam.

Prostrations unto Lord Vinayaka, holder of mōdaka (favorite sweet dish) in hand; who rescues (his devotees) from the cycle of births and deaths; who wears the digit moon on his head; who is above all and none above him; who is the slayer of demons; and who is the annihilator of inauspiciousness of his worshippers

Natetaratibhikaram navoditarka bhasvaram

namatsurarinirjaram natadhika paduddharam

Suresvaram nidhisvaram Gajesvaram Ganesvaram

Mahesvaram tamasraye paratparam nirantaram.

I ever seek refuge under Lord Ganèśa, who beams like the rising sun; who is adorable to both gods and demons; who is the god of gods; who is the god of wealth; who is elephant faced Ganèśwara; who is the supreme being and who is beyond the elements.

Samastalokasankaram nirastadaityakunjaram

Daretarodaram varam varebhavaktramaksaram

Krpakaram ksamakaram mudakaram yasaskaram

Manaskaram namaskrtam namaskaromi bhasvaram.

Prostrations unto lord Ganèśa who does good to the entire worlds, who is the slayer of elephant bodied demon, who is immortal and best among gods, who is so merciful as to forgive sins of those who bow down to Him. He holds sweet confectionery ball in hand (symbolizing that He is the giver of sweet things in life to his worshippers); He (also) bestows fame. To that effulgent Lord I heartily pay my obeisance.

Akincanartimarjanam cirantanoktibhajanam

Puraripurvanandanam surarigarvacarvanam

Prapancanasa bhisanam dhananjayadibhusanam

Kapoladanavaranam bhaje puranavaranam.

I meditate upon lord Ganèśa, who is the eldest son of Lord Śiva, who is the abode of Om; who symbolizes our ancient scriptures; who is the remover of the pains of the poor; the subduer of the pride of the demons, the terror of the world at the time of global dissolution; the wearer of Dhananjaya and other serpents as His waistband.

Nitantakantadantakantimantakantakatmajam

Acintya rupamantahina mantaraya krntanam

Hrdantare nirantaram vasantameva yoginam

tamekadantamevatam vicintayami santatam.

I worship that single tusked Lord Ganapati, who adorns a shining horn; who is the son of lord Śiva; who has an incomprehensible form; who is the remover of obstacles; and who constantly dwells in the hearts of the Yogis.

Mahaganesa pancaratnamadarena yonvaham

Prajalpati prabhatake hrdismaran Ganesvaram

Arogatamadosatam susahitim suputratam

Samahitayurastabhutimabhyupaiti socirat.

Whoever, during the early hours of morning, chants with devotion, these five gems of the great Ganeśa, meditating upon Him in the midst of heart, will be endowed with a healthy and unblemished life, ideal sons, longevity, spiritual and material prosperity.

3 Responses

  1. Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes

  2. Nice post. Om Ganeshaya namaha

  3. shri ganesay namah

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