Sankat Nashaka Ganesha Stotra – Pranamya Shirasa Devam

Prannamya Shirasaa Devam Gaurii-Putra Vinaayakam |

Bhakta-[A]avaasam Smaren-Nitya-[A]ayuss-Kaama-Artha-Siddhaye ||1||

Meaning:

1.1: (Salutations to Sri Ganesha) Who is the Deva (Who is) to be Worshipped First, Who is the Son of Gauri, and Who is Vinayaka (literally means the remover of obstacles),

1.2: Who is the Abode for Devotees, and one should always Remember Him for long Life, Health, Wealth and Fulfillment of Desires.

 

Prathamam Vakra-Tunnddam Ca Eka-Dantam Dvitiiyakam |

Trtiiyam Krssnna-Pingga-Akssam Gaja-Vaktram Caturthakam ||2||

Meaning:

2.1: (Salutations to Sri Ganesha Whose Twelve Names are as follows:) First He is known as Vakratunda (literally means with Curved Trunk) and Second He is known as Ekadanta (literally means with a Single Tusk),

2.2: Third He is known as Krishnapingaksha (literally means with Dark Brown Eyes) and Fourth He is known as Gajavaktra (literally means with an Elephant Face).

 

Lambo[a-U]daram Pan.camam Ca Ssassttham Vikattam-Eva Ca |

Saptamam Vighna-Raajam Ca Dhuumra-Varnna Tatha(a-A)assttamam ||3||

Meaning:

3.1: Fifth, He is known as Lambodara (literally means with a Large Belly) and Sixth He is known as Vikata (literally means with a Huge Body),

3.2: Seventh He is known as Vighnaraja (literally means the best in [removing] Obstacles) and Eight He is known as Dhumravarna (literally means Dark or Grey-Coloured).

 

Navamam Bhaala-Candram Ca Dashamam Tu Vinaayakam |

Ekaadasham Gannapatim Dvaadasham Tu Gaja-(A)ananam ||4||

Meaning:

4.1: Ninth He is known as Bhalachandra (literally means with moon on the Forehead) and Tenth He is known as Vinayaka (literally means the remover [of Obstacles]

4.2: Eleventh He is known as Ganapati (literally means the Chief of Ganas or Celestial Attendants) and Twelfth He is known as Gajanana (literally means with an Elephant Face).

 

Dvaadashai[a-E]taani Naamaani Tri-Sandhyam Yah Patthen-Narah |

Na Ca Vighna-Bhayam Tasya Sarva-Siddhish-Ca Jaayate ||5||

 

Meaning:

5.1: (Salutations to Sri Ganesha) He Who recites these Twelve Names of Sri Ganesha during the three junctions of the day (Dawn, Noon and Evening), …

5.2: … To him, there will be no Fear of Obstacles and all accomplishments will happen (by the Grace of Sri Ganesha).

 

Vidya[a]-Arthii Labhate Vidyaam Dhana-Arthii Labhate Dhanam |

Putra-Arthii Labhate Putraan-Mokssa-Arthii Labhate Gatim ||6||

Meaning:

6.1: (Salutations to Sri Ganesha) By reciting Whose Twelve Names the seekers of Knowledge will obtain Knowledge and the seekers of Wealth will obtain Wealth, …

6.2: … The seekers of Son will obtain Son and the seekers of Moksha (Liberation) will obtain that state.

 

Japed Gannapati-Stotram Ssaddbhir-Maasaih Phalam Labhet |

Samvatsarenna Siddhim Ca Labhate Na-Atra Samshayah ||7||

Meaning:

7.1: (Salutations to Sri Ganesha) By reciting this Hymn of Sri Ganapati for six months, one will start getting the fruits,

7.2: And by reciting for one year, one will obtain the desired result, there is no doubt in this.

 

Assttaabhyo Braahmannebhyash-Ca Likhitvaa Yah Samarpayet |

Tasya Vidyaa Bhavet-Sarvaa Ganneshasya Prasaadatah ||8||

Meaning:

8.1: (Salutations to Sri Ganesha) He who offers this Hymn to eight Brahmins after writing this, …

8.2: … To him will come all knowledge by the Grace of Sri Ganesha.

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