Shri Ganesh Stotram or Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram is one of the most effective prayers to Lord Ganesh. Ganesha Stotram comes from Narada Purana and very powerful Ganapati Stotram. This Stotram Eliminate all kinds of problems. By chanting Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram daily frees all types of obstacles and removes all sorrows. Sankat in means problems and Nashanam means to eliminate forever. Then, by chanting this Stotram, one can eliminate their problems forever. In Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram, Sage Narada explains the magnificence of Lord Ganesh. The sage Narada said that each person should bow their heads, worship Lord Ganesha, ask for longevity and eliminate all problems. The different names of Lord Ganesha should be mentioned, including Vakratund, Ekdant, Krishna Pingaksh, Gajvakra, Lambodar, Chata Vikat, Vighna Rajendra, Dhumravarna, Bhalchandra, Vinayak, Ganpati, etc. These twelve names must be worshipped during the three periods of the day. This frees a person from all types of fear. The worship of Ganesha fulfills all desires. A person who seeks money is enriched, a person who seeks knowledge acquires it and a person who seeks salvation attains it. It is thought that this stotram begins to yield results within six months. In a year, a person will surely receive favorable results. Below is the Hindi version Stotram with Meaning.
Shri Sankat Nashanam Ganesha Stotram in Hindi :
प्रणम्य शिरसा देवं गौरीपुत्रं विनायकम् ।
भक्तावासं स्मरेन्नित्यमायुः कामार्थसिद्धये || 1 ||
प्रथमं वक्रतुडं च एकदन्तं द्वितीयकम् ।
तृतीयं कृष्णपिंगाक्षं गजवक्त्रं चतुर्थकम् || 2 ||
लम्बोदरं पंचमं च षष्ठ विकटमेव च ।
सप्तमं विघ्नराजेन्द्रं धूम्रवर्णं तथाष्टमम् || 3 ||
नवमं भालचन्द्रं च दशमं तु विनायकम् ।
एकादशं गणपतिं द्वादशं तु गजाननम् || 4 ||
द्वादशैतानि नामानि त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेन्नरः ।
न च विध्नभयं तस्य सर्वसिद्धिकरं परम् || 5 ||
विद्यार्थी लभते विद्यां धनार्थी लभते धनम् ।
पुत्रार्थी लभते पुत्रान्मोक्षार्थी लभते गतिम् || 6 ||
जपेग्दणपतिस्तोत्रं षड् भिर्मासैः फ़लं लभेत् ।
संवत्सरेण सिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशयः || 7 ||
अष्टभ्यो ब्राह्मणेभ्यश्च लिखित्वा यः समर्पयेत् ।
तस्य विद्या भवेत् सर्वा गणेशस्य प्रसादतः || 8 ||
|| इति श्री नारदपुराणे संकटनाशनम गणेश स्तोत्रम सम्पूर्णम ||
Shri Sankat Nashanam Ganesha Stotram Meaning:
Sage Narada told
The learned one, who wishes, For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head to, Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Goddess Parvathi
Think him first as god with broken tusk, Second as the Lord with one tusk, Third as the one with reddish black eyes, Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
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.
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
Any one reading these twelve names, At dawn, noon and dusk, Will never have fear of defeat, And would always achieve whatever he wants.
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
Results of chanting this prayer, Of Ganapati will be visible within six months,
And within a year, he would get all wishes fulfilled, And there is no doubt about this.
One who gives this prayer, In writing to Eight wise people,And offers it to Lord Ganesha,
Will become knowledgeable,And would be blessed with all stellar qualities, By the grace of Lord Ganesha .
Thus ends the prayer from Narada Purana to Ganesha which would destroy all sorrows.