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Gananayakashtakam Lyrics in English:
॥ sri gananayakastakam ॥
Eka dantham mahaa kaayam taptha kaanchana sannibam
Lambodharam vishaalaaksham vandhe ham gana naayakam
Mounji krishna jinadharam naaga yagno pa veethinam
Balendu sakalam moulam vandhe ham gana naayakam
Chithra rathna vichithragam chithra maalaa vibhushitham
Kama roopa dharam dhevam vandhe ham gana naayakam
Gaja vakthram surasreshttam karna chamara booshitham
Paasangusa dharam dhevam vandhe ham gana naayakam
Moosha koththama maaruhya devasura mahaa havey
Yudhdha kaamam mahaa veeryam vandhe ham gana naayakam
Yaksha kinnara gandharva sidhdha vidhya dharay: sadha
Sthooya maanam mahaa baahum vandhe ham gana naayakam
Ambika hrudhaya nandham maththru bhi: pari vaeshtitham
Baktha priyam madhon maththam vandhe ham gana naayakam
Sarva vigna haram devam sarva vigna vivar jitham
Sarva sidhdhi pradhaa thaaram vandhe ham gana naayakam
Ganaashtakam idham punyam ya: pate: sathatham narah:
Sidhyanthi sarva kaaryaani vidhavaan dhanavaan baveth:
Ithi sri gananayaka ashtakam sampoornam
Sri Gananayakashtakam Meaning:
You are one tusked, have a massive, enormous and hot-golden-colored body. You have a large pot like belly, beautiful eyes and I bow to you the leader of ganas(followers of Lord Shiva)
The one who is victorious and has the color of his body as Krishna varnam (smoke-hued) and who uses the snake as yagnopaveet (janeu; a holy thread that is tied around the belly). The one who has a waxing moon on his head, I bow to you the leader of the ganas.
The one who makes a picture-perfect pose, who has a garland adorning around his neck and who takes the form of Kama Roop (the form which is immensely attractive), I bow to you the leader of ganas.
The one who has a face of an elephant and still considered the best, who is beautifully adorned with karnchamra (cowrie, which is used as an ornament for the ear of an elephant) and who holds Pashan and Kusha (weapons used in war), I bow to the leader of the ganas.
The one who uses mushika (mouse) as his chariot, the one who is prayed by everyone and the one who is a Mahaveer (extremely brave), I bow to that Lord Ganesha.
The one to whom yaksha, kinnera and gandharva (semi-Gods) pray, who is the one who has the vidya (teachings) to acquire Siddhi (opulence), whose stuti (prayers) people sing by heart and who has strong arms, I bow to the leader of the ganas.
The one who is dear to the mother, who is always a mother’s service, who is dear to his devotees and who ends the wars, I bow to the leader of the ganas.
The Lord who takes all our problems, who diminished all the obstacles and problems coming our way and the one who gives all types of Siddhi (opulence), I bow to the leader of the ganas.
This Ganashtakam gives the virtue to those who read it with Bhakti (devotion), this Ashtakam proves beneficial to those who read it and make the person intelligent and wealthy.