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PostHeaderIcon Sankashta Pooja – Sankasta Chaturdhi Pooja

Lord Ganesha is the God of knowledge. Lord Ganesha is worshipped before the beginning of all actions including any new rituals, before starting any work to remove the obstacles and protect the devotees in the performance of all their activities. The name “Vigneshwara”  is known to remove the hardest of all obstacles [Vigna] and allow success to his dieties. There are several days in the month according to the Phase of the moon or star position which are important for each of the Deity we worship.

Sankata Hara Ganesha Stotram  and  Ganesha 108 Names Ashotarams

Sankashta Chaturdhi Day :

Chathurthi is very important for Sri Ganesha. SankataHara Chaturdhi (Sankashti Chaturthi) is worshipped on the Fourth day after New Moon every month (Chavithi Thidi) and is auspicious for special pooja and Havan [Homam] for Sri Ganesha. If Sankashti Chaturthi falls on Tuesday, it is known as Angaraki Chaturthi or Angaraka Chaturthi. Angaraki is the other name of Mangal or Kuja or Chevaai or Bhauma (planet Mars).

Devotees fast for a whole day and break their fast at night after Worshipping Lord Ganesh and Moon and having Darshan of Lord Moon. This vow is observed to get rid of problems in life.

Sankasta Pooja :

  • On Sankasta Day, Wake Early Morning & Have Head Bath.
  • Clean the House and Pooja place, Idol. 
  • Decorate Lord Ganesh with available flowers.
  • Read Sankata Hara Ganesha Stotram and Ganesha Ashotaram.
  • Offer Milk or Fruits to Lord Ganesh
  • If Possible Fast till evening, pooja is performed.

Ganesha/Sankasta Pooja Process :

At Night before the Moon Rises Decorate Lord Ganesha with Flowers. If Available offer Durva ( Doorva - grass (creeper)) with 3 or 5 nodes. Lord Ganesha will be pleased to grant one’s heartfelt desires. You can also offer Hybiscus flower Garland or even Doorva (Grass) in the middle along with flowers. It depends on your availability & convinience.

Begin by reciting Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah

Follow this by repeating “Aum” thrice. Now take a sip of holy water and invoke the god to purify you by repeating Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah thrice and wash hands Now the puja can begin.

Sprinkle the ganesha idol with rice grains & flowers and chant – Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Asanam Samarpayami

Next wash the feet of the idol with rice and sandal water and chant ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Padyam Samarpayami’

Next offer the idol water to drink , thrice , while chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Achmaneeyam Samarpayami ‘

Next the idol has to be bathed with milk, curd, ghee. Honey and sugar. Chant ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Panchamrita Snanam Samarpayami’ .

After this make holy water offering. All the five offerings are to be made separately chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Payah Snanam Samarpayamiwhen offering milk.

‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Dadhi Snanam Samarpayami‘ when offering curd.

‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Ghrut Snanam Samarpayami‘ when offering ghee.

‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Madhu Snanam Samarpayami’ when offering honey.

‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Sharkara Snanam Samarpayami’ when offering sugar.

Now offer holy water to the idol and then wipe it clean with a piece of cloth while chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Uttaraposhnam Samarpayami’.

Now all the necessary ablutions have been completed.

The puja will proceed by making various offerings to lord ganesha Offer raiment to the idol in the form of two threads chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Vastropvastram Samarpayami’.

When offering white thread repeat ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Yagyopveetam Samarpayami’.

Now red sandal powder paste is applied to the brow of the idol while chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Gandham samarpayami’.

Offer rice and chant, ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Akshtam Samarpayami’.

Garland the idol, shower flowers and chant, ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Puspam Samarpayami’.

Offer Durva grass chanting, ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Durvan Kuran Samarpayami’.

Leaves offering chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Bilvapatram Samarpayami’.

Burned perfume offering to be made while chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Dhoopam Agrapyami’.

Perform the aarti of the idol with a ghee lamp chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Deepam Darshyami’.

Give sweets to the lord, chanting ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Naivedyam Samaryami’.

Offer water to the idol ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Achmaneeyam Samarpayami’.

Offer fruit, ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Phalam Samarpayami’

Offer betel nut, betel leaf, clove and cardamom and chant ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Tamboolam Samarpayami’.

Offer coins and chant ‘Aum Shri Ganeshya Namah Dakshinam Samarpayami’

Chant “Om Ganeshaya namaha” 108 times. Recite Ganesha Ashtothara (108 names of Lord Ganesh) and Sankata Hara Sthothram and bow before Lord. If one cannot recite 108 names he/she can read Sankashta Nashana Sthothram.

Offer coconuts, banana, flowers to the Lord. Sri Ganesha accepts prayers with offerings of all types of flowers, leaves, grass and all fruits and foods. However Thulasi is offered only on Ganesha Chathurthi day.

Modhakam is a sweet of special offered as prasadam and perform Arathi also. Sing Jay Dev jay Dev Lord Ganesha Bhjanan and Pooja will be finished.

During the fasting period, Sabudana kitchadi fruits /curds with Beaten rice are permitted.  In the night After Moon Rise enjoy dinner with your family.

Sankata Hara Ganesha Stotram  and  Ganesha 108 Names Ashotarams

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Sankata Nashana Strotram in Hindi || Sankata Nashana Strotram in Telugu 

Sankata Nasana Ganapati Stotra or Sankata Nasana Ganesha Stotram is a prayer to Lord Ganesha which would destroy all sorrows. Sankada Nasana Ganesha Stotra is taken from the Narada Purana.

As the name indicates, the SANKATA HARA GANESHA STOTRAM  is a very powerful slokam.  This sloka is chanted daily for three times (at least once) to get rid of all the SANKATAs ( problems ). Hara means – killing. All the problems get destroyed by chanting this stotra of Lord Ganesha. Number is 3 very dear to Lord Ganesha. Hence, it is desirable to chant this thrice if possible.  Praying this Stotram will help to get knowledge, wealth, get salvation and all wishes fulfilled.

SANKATA HARA GANESHA STOTRAM – Sankashtnashana sthothra


Om Pranamya Sirasa devam  Gauri Puthram Vinayakam
Bhaktavasam Smarennithyam  Ayuh Kamartha Siddaye ! (1)  

Prathamam Vakrathundam cha Ekadantham Dvithiyakam
Thrithiyam Krishna Pingaaksham Gajavakthram Chathurthakam  (2)

Lambodaram Panchamam cha Shashtam Vikatameva cha
Saptamam Vighna Rajam cha Dhoomravarnam thathashtakam  (3)

Navamam Phala Chandram cha Dasamam thu Vinayakam
Ekadasam Ganapathim Dwadasam thu Gajananam !!   (4)

Dwadasaithani Namaani Thri Sandhyam Yah Pathennarah
Na cha Vighna Bhayam thasya Sarva Siddhi karim Prabho!  (5)

Vidyarthi Labhate Vidyam Dhanarthi Labhate Dhanam
Puthrarthi Labhate Putraam Mokshaarthi Labhate Gatim  (6)

Japeth Ganapthi Stotram Shadbhirmaasai Phalam Labheth,
Samvatsarena Siddhim cha Labhate Naathra Samsayaha !   (7)

 Ashtabhyo Brahmanebhyash cha Likhitwa yah Samarpayeth
Thasya Vidya bhavetsarva Ganeshasya Prasadathaha !!   (8)

Ithi Sri Narada Purane Sankashta Nashana Ganapathi Sthothram Sampoornam.


 - A Prayer to Remove Obstacles in Life

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 Goddess Parvathi

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 Ganapati 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 Ganesha,
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.

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PostHeaderIcon Lord Ganesha – Puja


Lord Ganesha is mainly known as Maha-Ganapathi or Sri Vinayaka, Shree Vigneshvara also. Ganesha is considered to be the Main Obstacles Remover(Vighna hartha), Lord of Intelligence, Wisdom,Lord of Beginnings and also provider of Siddhi and Buddhi  both of material and spiritual prosperity.There is no surprise that any hindu house or no Ritual  is performed without worshiping Ganesha. Hence Ganesha is considered to be the Main and Supreme Diety in performing any Rituals,Mariages,Cermonies, starting a new business,home, studies etc by Hindus. It is also saying that by worshiping Ganesha they also get blessings from Shiva(Shankara)  and Parvathi(Umadevi)  who are the parents of Maha Ganapathi. He is the eldest son of Lord Shiva and the elder brother of Skanda (Kartikeya). Ganesha is portrayed in different forms  Sitting Down, Standing, Dancing, Taking action against Demons, Playing with his family as a boy etc.

Ganesha has the head of an elephant and a big belly, four arms, which is common in depictions of Ganesha. In his hands he carries weapons like Paasu (to carry devotees to the truth) Ankush ( hook to take action against demons, cut devotees atachments) and a sweet dessert ball -laddoo (to reward devotees for spiritual activity). His fourth hand’s palm is always extended to bless people. He is the presiding Deity of the Muladhara Chakra, the psychic centre in the body in which the Kundalini Shakti resides.

Ganesha is worshipped with  other prominent names like Vinayaka, Vigheshvara, Ekadanta, Maha- Ganapathi, Gajanana, Gajakarnaka, Lambodara, Vignaraja, , Gajanana, Vinayaka, Vakratunda, Siddhivinayaka, Surpakarna, Heramba, Skandapurvaja, Phalachandra, Kapila and Vigneshwara. He is also known by many as Maha Ganapthi and his devotees reciete the mantra “Om Gung Ganapathaye Namah” or “Sri Ganeshaya Namah”.  Ganesha is resited or appered on the mouse hence he is called with  the names of Mushikavahana (mouse-mount) which is appears in the Ganesha Sahasranamas.

Maha-Ganesha Sloka and Mantra :

Ganesha is refered as Dukh harata(the one who destroys all sorrow), Sukh karata( the one who gives happiness) Vigna harata( the one who destroys all evil and all obstacles). Before any  Rituals  performed, or any new work is started, the following sloka is recieted  as

“Suklam Bharadaram Vishnum Sasi Varnam Chaturbhujam     

Prasanna Vadanam Dhyayeth Sarva Vignopa Shanthayeth.”    

“Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha               

 Avighnam Kurumey deva Sarva karyeshu sarvadha.”  

Gayathri Ganesh Mantra

“Om Ekadantaya Vidmahe
Vakratundaya Dheemahi
Tanno Danti Prachodayaat”

Birth of Maha Ganesh

There are many stories in Puranas, Vedas and also in Hindu mythology about the birth of Ganesha and also how he got his elephant head. Some texts in purans say that Ganesha  was born with elephant  and in most stories he acquired his head later. One of the story is that when Ganesha was born, his mother, Umadevi, showed off her new baby to the other gods and the god Shani (Saturn), who is said to have the evil eye, looked at him, causing the baby’s head to be burned to ashes. Then Lord Maha-Vishnu came to rescue and replaced the missing head with that of an elephant.

But the most popular one in Vedas, Puranas and hindu Mythology is that Paravathi devi(Umadevi) made human boy with head and body ,and also order him to see no one enters when Lord Shiva came to meet Paravathi, Ganesha refused and Lord Shiva in anger cut  ganesha’s head with his trishul and later replaced it with an elephant head and also given some of his powers by which Ganesh has became the Supreme Diety of Hindus. It has become a ritual, in every Temple Ganasha Murthi (statue) being established and  performed pujas.

Ganesha Puja :

Lord Ganesha is worshiped along with the godess of Culture and arts Sarasvathi or Sharda and  with the goddess of luck and prosperity, Lakshmi. Ganapathi the Main Diety of Hindus is performed by all casts  as he grants success, prosperity and protection against evil. Hindus invoke him first in all the pujas they perform and offer him modakas (Modakahasta) which he carries in his hands , also laddus, sandelwood paste, and also with  durva grass. Ganasha Pujas includes mainly Vinayaka Chaturdhi and also Ganesha Jayanthi. Vinayaka chaturdhi is performed in every hindu house all over India  in the month of September(Bhadrapada) in Sukla paksha (comes on  fourth day of waxing moon). It is celebrated all over India , Astavinayaka temples for 10 days and also organise grandly public events  mostly in Maharastra and Andhra pradesh the worshiped  images (murties) of Ganesha are immensed in the sea or convienent water.Ganesha Jayanthi (Ganesha birthday) celebrated in magha (February) month suklapakha ( fourthday of waxing moon) is performed by ganesha devotees. Ganesha Temples includes Wai in Maharashtra ,Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Nagaur and Raipur (Pali) in Rajasthan,Jhodpur, Baidyanath in Bihar, Baroda, Dhokala,Dhundiraj Temple in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Prominent Ganesha temples of southern India includes  the Jambhukesvara Temple at Tiruchirapalli, in Rameshvaram and Suchindram in Tamil Nadu, Bhadrachalam and Kanipakam  in Andhra Pradesh,Hampi, Kasargod, and Idagunji in Karnataka.

PostHeaderIcon Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha – Ganesha Bhajan Song

Jai Ganesh Deva is a beautiful lovely devotional bhajan song dedicated to Lord Ganesha (Vinayaka). The Below is the Song Lyrics in English Translation with meaning.

Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesha Deva Song Lyrics

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva.

Glory to You, O Lord Ganesha!
Born of Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas, and the great Shiva.

Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe par tilak sohe, muse ki savari
Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, sant kare seva.

O Lord of compassion, You bear a single tusk, four arms,
A vermilion mark of on your forehead, and ride on a mouse.
People offer you betel leaves, blossoms, fruits
And sweets, while saints and seers worship You.

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva,
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva…

Glory to You, O Lord Ganesha!
Born of Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas, and the great Shiva.

Andhan ko ankh det, kodhin ko kaya
Banjhan ko putra det, nirdhan ko maya
Surya shaam sharan aye, safal kije seva.
Mata jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva.

You bestow vision on the blind, chastened body on the leprous,
Children to the sterile, and wealth on the destitute.
We pray to Thee day and night, please bestow success upon us.

Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva,
Mata jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva…

Glory to You, O Lord Ganesha!
Born of Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas, and the great Shiva.

PostHeaderIcon Ganapathi Ki Seva – Ganesha Hindi Bhajan

Ganpati Ki Seva Mangal Meva is a beautiful Hindi Bhajan song dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Here is the Lyrics of Ganapati Ki Sewa Mangail Meva Seva bhajan song and devotional video song.

Ganapati Ki Seva Mangala - Ganesha Aarti Hindi Bhajan

Ganapati Ki Seva Mangala Meva Seva Se Saba Vighna Tare
Tina Loka Ke Sakala Devata Dvara Khare Nita Araja Kare
Ganpati Ki Seva …

Riddhi Siddhi Dakshina Vama Viraje Aur Ananda Se Chavara Dhale
Dhupa Dipa Aur Liye Aarti Bhakta Khare Jaykara Kare
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Gura Ke Modaka Bhoga Lagata Hai Mushaka Vahana Carhe-Phire
Saumya Rupa Lakha Shri Ganapati Ko Vighna Bhage Jay Dura Pare
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Bhado Masa Aura Shukla Charturthi Dina Dopahara Bharpura Pare
Liyo Janma Ganapati Prabhu Ji Ne Parvati Mana Ananda Bhare
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Adbhuta Baje Baje Indra Ke Devavadhu Mila Gana Kare
Shri Shankara Ghar Ananda Upajyo Nara Nari Mana Moda Bhare.
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Ani Vidhata Baithe Asana Indra Apsar Nritya Kare
Dekha Rupa Brahma Ji Shishu Ko Vighna-Vinashaka Nama Dhare
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Ekadanta Gajavadana Vinayaka Trinayana Rupa Anupa Dhare
Paga Khambha Sa Udara Pushta Hai Dekha Chandrama Hasya Kare.
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Diyo Shrapa Shri Chandradeva Ko Kalahina Tat Kala Kare
Chaudaha Loka Me Phire Ganapati Tina Bhuvana Me Rajya Kare
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Ganapati Pujana Nita Karane Se Kama Sabhi Nirvighna Sare
Puja Kara Jo Gae Aarti Take Shira Yasha Chatra Phire
Ganapati Ki Seva …

Jo Jana Mangala Karya Ke Pahale Shri Ganesha Ka Dhyana Dhare
Karaja Unke Sakala Saphala Ho Mano Kamana Purna Kare.
Ganapati Ki Seva …

PostHeaderIcon Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham – Popular Ganesha Bhajan

Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham is one of the 16 melodious Vinayaka Krithis (Ganesha songs) composed by Adi Muthuswamy Dikshithar (Muthuswami Dikshitar). Composed in Raga Hamsadhwani, Vatapi Ganapatim Bhajeham is considered as the best song to start any musical concert as it has many “prayogams” which is apt for great vocal exercise.

Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham – Carnatic Vocal Vathapi

Pallavi : Vathapi Ganapathim Bhajeham
Vaaranaasyam Vara Pradham Sri

Anupallavi : Bhoothaadhi Samsevitha Charanam
Bhootha Bhautika Prapancha Bharanam

Veetharaaginam Vinutha Yoginam
Vishwakaaranam Vigna Vaaranam

Charanam : Puraa Kumbha Sambhava Munivara Prapoojitham Trikona Madhyagatham
Muraari Pramukhaadhyupaasitham Moolaadhaara Kshetrasthitham
Paraadhi Chathvaari Vaagaathmakam Pranava Swaroopa Vakrathundam
Nirantharam Nithila Chandrakandam Nijavaamakara Vidhrutekshu Dandam

Karaambujapaasha Beejaapooram Kalushavidooram Bhoothaakaaram
Haraadhi Guruguha Toshitha Bimbam Hamsadhwani Bhooshitha Herambham

PostHeaderIcon Sri Maha Ganapathim Bhaje – Ganesha Bhajan

Shri Maha Ganapatim Bhaje Ham is one of the most popular Lord Ganesha Kirthans composed by Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Bahadur. Sree Mahaganapatim Bhajeham was sung by Carnatic Music Vocalist Soolamangalam Sisters. The legendary Duo sisters who are famous for their devotional songs in Tamil, most noted among is the Lord Muruga devotional song – SKanda Shasti Kavasam.

Ganesha Kirthan – Shri Maha Ganapatim Bhaje Ham (Sree Mahaganapatim Bhajeham)

Pallavi : Shri Mahaganapatim Bhajeham Shivatmajam Sanmukhagrajam

Anu Pallavi : Shrta Ganasevitam Vighna Nashakam Shigra Vara Prasada Dayakam
Sadayam Kapila Muni Varadayakam Guru Seva Shaktam Herambam

Charanam 1 : Jnana Mudralankrtam Muladhara Nivasinam

Charanam 2 : Gajaranya Vasinam Jyotirmayam Upanisad Saram Panca
Bhutatmakam Sindhura Priyam Pancamatanga Mukham

Charanam 3 : Kamesha Nayana Hladakam Nagalinga Vara Putram
Shri Vidya Cit-Prabhananda Raja Yogindram Sannutam

PostHeaderIcon Jai Dev Jai Dev – Ganesha Aarti Bhajan

Jai Dev Jai Dev – Ganesha Aarti Bhajan Song

Shendur Lal Chadhayo Achchha Gajmukhko
Dondil Lal Biraje Sut Gauriharko

Hath Liye Gudladdu Sai Survarko
Mahima Kahe Na Jay Lagat Hoo Padko

Jai Dev Dev Jai Shri Ganaraj Vidhyasukhdata
Dhanya Tumara Darshan Mera Man Ramata

Jai Dev Dev Jai Shri Ganaraj Vidhyasukhdata
Dhanya Tumara Darshan Mera Man Ramata

Bhavbhagati Se Koi Sharanagat Ave
Santat Sampat Sabahi Bharpur Pave

Aise Tum Maharaj Moko Ati Bhave
Gosavinandan Nishidin Gun Gave,

Jai Dev Dev Jai Shri Ganaraj Vidhyasukhdata
Dhanya Tumara Darshan Mera Man Ramata

PostHeaderIcon Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram

Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram By Adi Sankaracharya is a highly revered devotional prayer song of Lord Ganapathi, the destroyer of obstacles. Here is the Ganesha Pancharathnam Stotra with English Translation and English Meaning. The English Translation of Ganesha Pancharantnam stotra by Sri P.R.Ramachander.

Ganesha Pancharatnam Stotram - Ganesha Pancha Rathnam Mantra

Mudakaraatha Modakam Sada Vimukti Saadhakam
Kalaadharaavatamsakam Vilasiloka Rakshakam
Anaaya Kaika Naayakam Vinasitebha Daityakam
Nataasubhasu Naashakam Namaami Tham Vinaayakam.

I salute that remover of obstacles,
Who has modakas in his hand
Who always bestows salvation
Who wears a part of moon on his head
Who protects this world which is varied,
Who is the leader of those who cannot be lead,
Who is the cause of destruction of asuras,
And who destroys all things which are not good.

Natetaraati Bheekaram Navoditaarka Bhaasvaram
Namat Suraari Nirjanam Nataadhi Kaapa Duddharam
Suresvaram Nidheesvaram Gajesvaram Ganeshvaram
Mahesvaram Samaasraye Paraatparam Nirantaram.

I bow before that great Lord permanently,
Who creates fear in the enemies of his devotees,
Who sparkles like the just risen Sun,
Who is saluted by Gods and Asuras
Who destroys obstacles of his devotees,
Who is the God of all devas,
Who is the God of all wealth,
Who is the God of all elephants,
And who is the leader of the army of Lord Shiva.

Samasta Loka Samkaram Nirasta Daitya Kunjaram
Daredarodaram Varam Vare Bhavaktra Maksharam
Krupaakaram Kshamaakaram Mudaakaram Yasaskaram
Manaskaram Namaskrutaam Namaskaromi Bhaasvaram.

I bow to that Ganapati who shines like the Sun,
Who bestows peace to all the worlds,
Who removed the Gajamukhasura from this world,
Who has a very big paunch,
Who has an elephant-face which blesses,
And who is the one who shows kindness
Who is tolerant
Who is full of blessing,
And who showers great fame,
To those who salute Him.

Akimchanaarti Marjanam Chirantanokti Bhaajanam
Puraari Poorva Nandanam Suraari Garva Charvanam
Prapancha Naasha Bheeshanam Dhananjayaadi Bhushanam
Kapola Daana Vaaranam Bhajaey Puraana Vaaranam.

I salute the very ancient elephant-god
Who destroys the wants of the have nots,
Who has been worshipped since ancient times,
Who is the eldest son of the lord who destroyed cities,
Who eats away the pride of the enemies of the gods,
Who is awesome at the time of final deluge,
Who wears serpents like Dananjaya as ornaments,
And who is fierce like the elephant in rut.

Nitaantikaanta Dantakaanti Mantakaanta Kaatmajam
Achintya Rupa Mantaheena Mantaraaya Krintanam
Hrudantarey Nirantaram Vasantameva Yoginam
Tameka Danta Meva Tam Vichintayaami Santatam.

I always meditate only on that God with single tusk,,
Who is ever lustrous tusk is very pretty,
Who is the son of Lord who killed the god of death,
Who has a form beyond ones imagination,
Who is endless,
Who tears asunder all obstacles,
And who dwells forever in the heart of Yogis ,
Like the season of spring.


Maha Ganesa Pancha Rathna Maadharena Yo Anvaham,
Prajalpathi Prabhathake Hrudhi Smaran Ganeswaram,
Arogadhamadhosadham Susahitheem Suputhratham,
Samahithayurshta Bhoothi Mapyupaithi Sochiraath.

The resultant benefit of Chanting Ganesha Pancharatnam

He, who remembers with respect every morning,
These five gems of the great Lord Ganapati,
And who meditates in his heart the leader of ganas,
Will soon be blessed with a healthy life,
Free of all problems, endowed with great peace
Great sons, longevity and spiritual and physical wealth


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Ganesh Mantra Siddhi Jaap

What is Japa?

JAPA, OR RECITATION, IS THE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE of devotedly repeating a mantra, generally a specified number of times, such as 108, often while counting on a strand of beads,called a japa mala. The repetition should be dutifully slow. This brings punya, merit, to the devotee. It should not be thought lessly mechanical or the hurried, so-called rapid-fire or machine-gun japa, which demonstrate ignorance of the tantras. Such casual, nonchalant negligence brings papa, demerit, to the devotee, creating internal strife, community opposition and turmoil for all concerned.

Lord Krishna says in the Bhagvat Gita
Of all the Vedas I am the Sama Veda!
Of all the Yagnas I am the Japa yagna!!

 Thus Japa is a form of devotional worship, invocation, supplication, praise, adoration, meditation and direct, experiential communion. The repetition of positive, uplifting, spiritual mantras over and over again lifts consciousness and causes the muladhara chakra to spin clockwise. We feel uplifted. Life does not look so bad, and neither does the past.A sense of forgiveness comes and the future looms bright. The past is forgiven and forgotten. Japam can be done by everyone. However for yagnas certain conditions are mentioned.

Three Ways of Doing Japam :

1. Ucchahi – loud recitation – less effective
2. Upamshu – soft recitation – more effective
3. Manasikam – within the mind – most effective.

OM is the basic vibration of the cosmic universe. Hence all mantras begin with “OM”.

Benefits of Japam :

1. Physical – to energize the system (to tone up the system)
2. Mental – to remove depression/obstacles/mental blocks.
3. Spiritual – Attaining Siddhi,self-development/specific areas of growth(strengthening the inner-personality by projecting positive powers inwards; over-coming/eliminating negative traits).

Ganesh Mantra Siddhi Jaap :

Lord Ganesha is invoked through the mantra Aum.

The Upanishad elucidates the inner meaning of Aum, which embodies the highest wisdom. Aum has three syllables. A represents the waking state. U represents the dreaming state. M represents the state of deep sleep. Aum in its entirety, plus the moment of silence which follows it,represents the shanti, the peace beyond understanding.

Methods to do Aum japa :

1. For Aum japa to be effective, the mantra must be pronounced correctly. The first syllable is A, pronounced as the English word “awe,” but prolonged: “aaa.” The second syllable is U, as in “roof,” pronounced “oo” but prolonged: “ooo.” The third syllable is M, pronounced “mm” with the front teeth gently touching and the sound prolonged: “mmmm.” Each repetition is sounded for about seven seconds, with two seconds on A, two seconds on U and three seconds on M, with a silence of about two seconds before the next repetition. The three syllables are run together: AAUUMM (silence), AAUUMM (silence), AAUUMM(silence). On the first syllable, A, we feel the solar plexus and chest vibrating. On the second syllable, U, the throat vibrates. The third syllable, M, vibrates the top of the head. Thus, proper chanting of Aum also is a high form of yoga, moving energy from the lower chakras of the body up to the highest chakra, or energy center -the sahasrara chakra at the crown of the head.

2. Another traditional way to do this japa is to take a full breath and then chant the AUM three times as you exhale. The first repetition is audible, the second is more quiet and the third is barely audible, as you concentrate within. Then inhale slowly as you visualize the image of our loving Lord Ganesha in your mind. Then repeat the AUM again three times as you exhale. The breathing should not be forced, but natural, slow, gentle and rhythmical.

You can use a japa mala with 108 beads and pass over one bead for each repetition, or do the japa for a prearranged period of time.

Ganesha Siddhi Mantras:

Those so mystically inclined and knowledgeable of the seven chakras below the muladhara use these powerful incantantions under the direction of the guru to close off these regions of the mind one by one and free consciousness from deep depression, confusion, jealousy, rage, lingering anger and fear. Some such mantras are given below for the spiritual benefit of the readers.

1. Aum Shri Ganeshaya Namah

meaning “Praise to Lord Ganesha.” This is the mantra of invocation, adoration and worship. It is repeated at the beginning of pujas and it can be used for japa, to invoke Ganesha’s blessings for the auspicious beginning of a task, project, change of life, community undertaking or simply to offer Him our praise. This mantra is usually taught to children for their good education. It increases their memory power, and they become successful in their examinations. Of course, people of any age may use this mantra when taking courses in a school or university, and for success in attaining their degree.

2. Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah

This is Lord Ganesha’s mula (“root”) mantra. It is also known as His bija mantra, for it combines Ganesha’s bija (“seed”) sound, “gam,” with the phrase, “Praise be to Ganapati.” This mantra is used for yoga sadhana in which we invoke Ganesha and merge ourself with His supreme knowledge and peace. Most importantly, this must be chanted at the same time each day, and this means exactly the same time, for full devonic support. This is a mantra from Ganapati Upanishad. One may always use it before beginning a journey, new career or job, or before entering into any new contract or business so that impediments are removed and your endeavor may be crowned with success.

3. Aum vakratundaya Hum

This is a very powerful mantra, as discussed in the Ganesha Purana. When something is not working properly, individually or universally, nationally or internationally, or when the minds of the people turn crooked, negative, depressed or discouraged, the attention of Ganesha may be drawn by this mantra to straighten their ways. The HUM symbolizes “Delay no more, my Lord, in straightening the paths of the crooked-minded ones.” This mantra is used many times in the Ganesha Purana to curb the atrocities of cruel demons. In addition, this mantra could also be used for healing any spinal deficiency, such as curvature of the spine or curved limbs. Dedicate 1,008 repetitions of this holy word to straighten and heal such deficiencies.

4. Aum kshipra prasadaya namah

Kshipra means instantaneous. If some danger or negative energy is coming your way and you don’t know how to get rid of that trouble, with true devotion, practice this mantra for quick blessing and purification of one’s aura.

5. Aum shrim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye
vara varada sarva janamme vashamanaya svaha

There are several bija (seed) mantras in this mantra . Among other things, it signals, “Shower Your blessings, O Lord. I offer my ego as an oblation.”

6. Aum sumukhaya namah

This mantra has a lot of meaning. By meditating on this mantra, very pleasing manners and a beauty comes on you. Along with that comes peace, which constantly dances in your eyes; and the words you speak are all filled with that power of love.

7. Aum ekadantaya namah

Ekadanta refers to one tusk in the elephant face, which means God broke the duality and made you to have a one-pointed mind. Whoever has that oneness of mind and single-minded devotion will achieve everything.

8. Aum kapilaya namah

Kapila (red) means that you are able to give color therapy. You are able to create colors around yourself and around others, bathe them in that color and heal them. As per the mantra you create the colors. Another meaning is “wish cow,” the “cow of plenty.” It means that whatever you wish, that comes true. There is a wish-cow inside you. Whatever you wish, especially for healing others, comes true immediately.

9. Aum gajakarnikaya namah

The ears of Ganesha, the elephant, are constant fanning, which means people may talk a lot,but you are not receiving inside anything other than that which is important.It also means that you can sit anywhere and tune your body with seven channels (chakras) and all 72,000 nadis, to any loka and be able to hear ancestors, angels, the voice of God or the voice of prophets. That kind of inner ear you will develop through this mantra.

10. Aum lambodaraya namah

This means you feel that you are this universe. It means that all the universes are within you. Like an entire tree is in the seed, the whole universe is in the sound of creation, which is Aum, and that Aum consciousness in you makes you feel that you are the universe. Therefore, if you say, realizing the oneness with the universe, “shanti to the world” every day, then the grace of God will come and there will be world peace, universal peace. It is the universes within Aum ad Aum within you.

11. Aum vikataya namah

This means realizing this world as a dream or a drama. When you are in that high consciousness, this whole world looks like a dream. When an actor bitten by a sponge cobra on the stage falls, the entire audience cries; but that boy knows it was not a real cobra and he is not dead. Life is a drama - this physical world of ego, is a drama. But inside, like the boy on the stage who is quite happy knowing that he didn’t die by the bite of the sponge cobra, like that, the truth never dies in us; it is immortal. So everything else you consider as drama. That consciousness comes to you by knowing this mantra.

12. Aum vighna nashanaya namah

This mantra invokes the Lord Ganesha to remove every impediment in your life and in your works. By constant meditation on this mantra, all obstacles and blocked energy in your physical and astral bodies are released.

13. Aum vinayakaya namah

Vinayaka is the name of Ganesha in the golden age. So by realizing this mantra, your life will have a golden age. In your office, in your work, you’ll be the boss. Vinayaka means something under control. Vinayaka means the Lord of problems.

14. Aum ganadhyakshaya namah

This mantra is so important. Suppose you have a group, a country, neighbors, or any kind of group therapy, group healing or a whole country needing healing, then you have to bring that entire group to your mind’s arena and say this mantra. A group healing takes place by this mantra.

15. Aum bhalachandraya namah

In Sanskrit, bhala means the forehead center. Chandra means the crescent moon. Bhalachandra means that chakra from where the nectar drips. That is the secret of all healing. It is to feel yourself as Siva, identifying yourself with the Truth and feeling constantly that you are carrying the crescent moon, the symbol of growth and nectar and peace.

Feelings after Mantra Jaap

1. When the ganas and devas of Lord Ganesha are finally attracted to the home shrine, the room will feel filled with actinodic energy .
2. The energy will come out of seeming nowhere into the room. This feeling indicates that Ganesha’s ganas are present, eager and willing to do whatever they can to maintain shanti, peace, within the home and bind the family together. Only good and goodness will be their actions and maintain family togetherness, even at great distances.

Results of Ganesh Jaap :

Ganesha mantras are siddhi mantras. Each mantra contains certain specific powers of Lord Ganesha. When chanted with the proper pranayama (rhythmic breathing) and sincere devotion, they will yield good results.

1. In general, Ganesha mantras will ward off all evil.
2. Bless the devotee with abundance, prudence and success.
3. Evil spirits dare not enter the home or the mind of the devotee where Ganesha mantras are recited.

Precautions for Ganesh Jaap :

1. One should bath or wash the limbs before sitting for repetition of the mantra.
2. The minimum repetition of the mantra should be one full mala, or 108 times.
3. When this is done at a fixed hour and place regularly for 48 days, it becomes an upasana, which means intense meditation, that will yield siddhis, or spiritual powers.
4. One should use those powers only for healing the sick and other such selfless actions for the benefit of mankind.
5. These powers should not be misused. Misuse of power may bring the curse of the asuras(Demons).

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