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Shree Ganesh Ashtottaram is the stotram that tells us the 108 mantras to invoke Lord Ganesha. It is believed that this ashtottaram is very dear to Lord Ganesha and by reciting this ashtottaram one can get the desired results.

“SarvaVighnaharam Devam Sarva Karyaphalapradanam

Sarvasiddhi pradhataram Vandeham Gaananayakam

Meaning:

The remover of all obstacles and all problems, the one who gives the phalam (results) of all the work done, the one who gives all types of siddhi (wealth); I bow to the Lord who is the Leader of those who can not be led by anyone.

Vinayaka/ Ganesha 108 Ashtothram

Om Vinayakaya Namah: I bow to the Guru
Om Vighnarajaya Namah:I bow to the Lord who removes my problems and obstacles
Om Gauriputraya Namah: I bow to the one who is the son of Goddess Gauri (Wife of Lord Shiva)
Om Ganesvaraya Namah: I bow to the Lord of ganas (followers of Lord Shiva)
Om Skandagrajaya Namah:  I bow to the elder brother of Skanda
Om Avyayaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the world himself
Om Putaya Namah: I bow to the son of Lord Shiva
Om Dakshaya Namah: I bow to the one who is the cleverest
Om Adhyakshaya Namah: I bow to the one who is the leader of all
Om Dvijapriyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the beloved of bramins (saints)
Om Agnigarbhachide Namah:I bow to the Lord who is the slayer of the demon who omitted fire from his eyes
Om Indrasripradaya Namah:  I bow to the Lord who is beloved of Indra  who is the God of all devtas (angels)
Om Vanipradaya Namah:  I bow to the Lord who gives Vaani(melodious voice)
Om Sarvasiddhipradaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who gives all kind of wealth
Om Sarvatanayaya Namah: I bow the to Lord who does the best for all
Om Sarvaripriyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is beloved of all
Om Sarvatmakaya Namah:  I bow to the Lord who is present in every soul
Om Srushtikatre Namah:  I bow to the Lord who is omnipresent
Om Devaya Namah: I bow the Lord of the Gods
Om Anekarchitaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is formed from the piles of the funeral elements
Om Sivaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is eternal
Om Suddhaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is pure
Om Buddhipriyaya Namah:  I bow to the Lord who is the beloved of Buddhi
Om Santaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is like a sage
Om Brahmacharine Naamaha: I bow to the Lord who is a brahmcarin
Om Gajananaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the leader of those whom no one can lead
Om Dvaimatreyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has devtas as his friends
Om Munistutyaya Namah: I bow the Lord who is an object of devotion for the greatest saints
Om Bhaktavighnavinasanaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who stops all the problems before they reach his devotees
Om Ekadantaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is one tusked
Om Chaturbahave Namah: I bow to the Lord who has four hands
Om Chaturaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the wisest among all
Om Saktisamyutaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the mightiest
Om Lambodaraya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a pot like belly
Om Surpakarnaya Namah: I bow to the Lord whose ears are like winnowing fans
Om Haraye Namah: I bow to the Lord who is worshipped everywhere
Om Brahmaviduttamaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is like a vidyut (spark) to this universe
Om Kalaya Namah:  I bow to the Lord who is the one who controls the time
Om Grahapataye Namah: I bow to the Lord or the master of the house
Om Kamine Namah: I bow to the Lord who is a lover
Om Somasuryagnilochanaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who saw the demons with the soma ras (nectar)
Om Pasankusadharaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who holds the dangerous weapons of war i.e. Pashan and Kusha
Om Chandaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is as soothing as moon
Om Gunatitaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the master of many gunas (virtues)
Om Niranjanaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is as pure as milk and is spotless
Om Akalmashaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the point of fate for everypne
Om Svayamsiddhaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is himself a form of wealth and opulence
Om Siddharchitapadambujaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the sacred among all and whose feet are as soft as ambuj (lotus)
Om Bijapuraphalasaktaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who loves fruits a lot
Om Varadaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who gives boons
Om Sasvataya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is sasvat (permanent or perpetual)
Om Krutine Namah: I bow to the Lord who is pure
Om Dvijapriyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has two consorts
Om Vitabhayaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is loved by all
Om Gadine Namah: I bow to the Lord who is armed with a club
Om Chakrine Namah: I bow to the Lord who has chakras in his hands
Om Ikshuchapadhrite Namah: I bow to the Lord who bestows his devotees with boons
Om Sridaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is merciful
Om Ajaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who can never be defeated
Om Utpalakaraya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is emaciated
Om Sripataye Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the husband of a goddess
Om Stutiharshitaya Namah: I bow to the Lord whose stuti (hymns) people sing happily
Om Kuladribhettre Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the Lord of the mountains
Om Jatilaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is ascetic
Om Kalikalmashanasanaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who killed the demons
Om Chandrachudamanaye Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a crescent moon on his head
Om Kantaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is very splendorous
Om Papaharine Namah: I bow to the Lord who kills our sins
Om Samahitaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who possesses everyone
Om Asritaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is independent
Om Srikaraya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has radiant hands
Om Saumyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is saumya (gentle)
Om Bhaktavanchitadayakaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is wanted by devotees
Om Santaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is like a saint
Om Kaivalyasukhadaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who just bestows his devotees with happiness
Om Sachidanandavigrahaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is bliss and whose existence is real
Om Jnanine Namah: I bow to the Lord who is gyani (who knows everything)
Om Dayayutaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the one who is full of sympathy and blessings
Om Dantaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has one tooth
Om Brahmadveshavivarjitaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is exempted from the Brahmdvesh (hatred or sacred knowledge of brahmins)
Om Pramattadaityabhayadaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is an object of fear for demons
Om Srikanthaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a very beautiful image
Om Vibhudesvaraya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is extremely talented and intelligent
Om Ramarchitaya Namah: I bow to the Lord whom Lord Rama prayed to
Om Vidhaye Namah: I bow to the Lord who is destiny for everyone
Om Nagarajayajnopavitavate Namah: I bow to the Lord who uses nagaraj as a yagnopaveet (janeu or sacred thread that is tied from the left shoulder crossing the torso)
Om Sthulakanthaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a bulky or stout neck
Om Svayamkartre Namah: I bow to the Lord who does everything on his own
Om Samaghoshapriyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the vowels in himself
Om Parasmai Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the words
Om Sthulatundaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a big and bulky proboscis
Om Agranye Namah: I bow to the Lord who is always at the front and is a leader
Om Dhiraya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the bravest among all
Om Vagisaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the master of all languages
Om Siddhidayakaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who bestows his devotees with siddhi (opulence)
Om Durvabilvapriyaya Namah: I bow to the Lord to whom one prays with Durva Grass (Bermuda Grass)
Om Avyaktamurtaye Namah: I bow to the Lord who is invisible
Om Adbhutamurtimate Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a mesmerizing and fascinating image
Om Shailendratanujotsanga Khelanotsukamanasaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is lord of the mountains and who is an object of happiness for the mankind
Om Svalavanyasudhasarajita Manmathavigrahaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has a grace of his own, who is a river of nectar and who is full of love
Om Samastajagadadharaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is the basis of the existence of this whole world
Om Mayine Namah: I bow to the Lord who himself is magical
Om Mushikavahanaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who has mouse as his vehicle
Om Hrushtaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is healthy and wealthy
Om Tushtaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who is pleased
Om Prasannatmane Namah: I bow to the Lord who gives happiness to the soul of a human being
Om Sarvassiddhipradayakaya Namah: I bow to the Lord who gives all kind of siddhi (opulence) to those who worship him. 

Ithi Sri Vigneshwara Astothara Satharamavalihi”

This ends the Ashtottara Namavali (108 names) of Shree Vighneshwar (The Lord who removes all problems and obstacles)

Shree Ganeshay Namah!

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Uchishtha Ganesh Sadhna is often called as the “Quintessence of all Ganesha Mantras”. We can pray to the Auspicious deity any time, no particular Lunar day or propitious time is needed. Rishi Munis (sages) had written in many Ganesh Scriptures, that Ganesha’s worship is to be done while eating fruits or his favorite modaks (laddoos). This chanting of mantras is also known as “Mantra Japa”. To gain Siddhi (prosperity) or desired results from this mantra Japa, one should at least chant these 16,000 times. The  influential mantra that can help everyone to achieve success in life is as follows.

Viniyogah(Request):

Asyashree Uchchistha Ganesh Mantrasya Sughora Rishih Nibhida Gayatree Chandah Uttishtha Ganpatirdevta Mam Sarvbhishta Siddhyarthe Jape Viniyogah|

Meaning:

This “Ganpati Uchchishtha Mantra” as per the rishis (sages and saints) is the one which allows us to be free from our troubles and will make us happy. This mantra is used to invoke Lord Ganesha in order to give one the fruits of all my desires. This mantra is chanted for the sake of accomplishment of one’s desired tasks.

Anganyaas (Aahwahan or invoking of Lord with body parts):

Om Sughora Rishaye Namah : Shirasi

Om Nibhida Gayatri Chandase Namah: Mukhe

Om Uttishtha Ganpataye Namah: Hridaye

Om Viniyogah Namah: Sarvaange

Meaning:

I bow to all the rishis who are fearless: I invoke them from the head

I bow to the Goddess Gayatri with all the sacred hymns: I invoke them from my mouth (word)

I bow to the standing Lord Ganpati: I invoke him from my heart

I appoint Lord Ganesha to accomplish my tasks: I invoke you with all my body parts

Karanyaas (Invoking or impressing the deity with hands)

Om Angushthabhyam Namah

Om Tarjanibhyam Swaha

Om Madhyakabhyam Vashat

Om Anamikabhyam Hum

Om Kartalkar Prasthabhyam Phat

Meaning:

I bow to the deity with my thumb

I bow to the deity with my Index Finger

I bow to the deity with my Middle Finger

I bow the deity with the both sides of my palms

Hridayadinyas (Invoking the Lord with my heart):

Om Hrudhayaya Namaha- I bow to the Lord with my heart

Om Shirase Swaha- I bow to the Lord with my head making an effort

Om Shikhayai Vashat- I bow to Lord with my shikha (tail)

Om Kavachaya Hum- I bow to the Lord with my kavach (armor)

Om Nethrathrayaya Vaushat- I bow to the Lord with my eyes

Om Asthraya Phat- I bow to the Lord with my weapons

 

Dhyaanam: (Meditations)

Rakthamoorthim Ganeshancha Sarvabharana Bhooshitham Rakthavasthram Threenethram Cha Rakthapadmasane Sthitham Chaturbhujam Mahakayam Ekdantam Susmithananam Istancha Dakshinehasthe Dantham Cha Dhadhathaha Kare Pashankushou Cha Hasthabhyam Jatamandala Vestitham Lalate Chandrarekhadyam Sarvalankara Bhooshitam

Meaning:

The moorti (idol) Ganesha who supports everyone, who adorns red colored clothes and who sits on the red colored Padam (Lotus). He has four hands and has a gigantic structure, has one tusk and on it has an exceptionally pretty smile. His one hand holds a tusk, other hand holds a Pusan (noose), one hand holds a jatamandala (kamandalu or a brass like pot containing holy water) and the last hand is in the position of giving boon to his devotees. On his forehead are the chandrarekha (lines drawn by the moon) and these lines adorn his face.

  Mantra (Sacred Verses):

1. Om Hasthi Pishachi Likhe Swaha

2. Om Gam Hasthi Pishachi Likhe Swaha

3. Om Namo Bhagavate Ekadhamstraya Hasthimukhaya Lambodharaya Ucchistamahathmane Aam Karom Hreem Gam Ghe Ghe Swaha

Meaning:

  1. I bow to the Green Elephant Lord
  2. I bow to the Green Elephant God who writes
  3. I bow to the Deity who has the face of an elephant and a large pot like belly. I pray to God to do what is right for me. I am standing in front of you with my folded hands and requesting you.

Note: One of these mantras should be used for recitation. One can continue in the same way till 16,000 Japs.

 

Shree Ganeshay Namah!

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Dancing Ganesha is an exceptional form of Ganesha. Dancing Ganesha is also called as Nritya Ganpati. Nritya Ganpati is the 15th form of the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha. Nritya Ganpati literally means ‘Happy Dancer’. Lord Ganesha appears in a golden hue complexion in the dancing posture on one leg. The posture shows him dancing under a Kalpavriksha Tree (Wish Fulfill Tree). He has four hands in this form. In his main right hand, he can be seen holding the tusk and in the upper hand with an elephant goad. In the left upper hand, he is holding a battle ax and in the main left hand a noose. His fingers are adorned with rings of precious stones and his curled trunk with his favorite modak (sweet delicacy).

Magha Nakshatra (a constellation in Indian astrology that corresponds to Regulus) is related to this form of Ganesha. Devotees worshipping this form of Ganesha is believed to give proficiency and success for fine arts. Nritya Ganpati is ardently worshipped by devotees inthe field of arts, music and dancers.

There is truly  adorable story behind this form of Ganesha. As per the legend one of Ganesha’s roles was to please, amuse and entertain his parents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Along with the ganas (Shiva’s companions), Lord Ganesha also loved to dance for the entertainment of his parents. The act of dancing has been extremely significant to the Hindus. The dances are related to the eternal cycle of design and demolition. They also call it as samsara (universe) and from which we, the human beings try to flee. We can imagine his oversized ears floating when he would make a move, his long trunk and potbelly bouncing gently. Even though Ganesha’s form appears to be bulky, his movements seems to have buoyancy. One can often see him dancing on either feet and propelling his hips outwards. This creates a strong sense of action. Perchance, this light and imperceptible dance is to amuse his parents.

There are remarkably less temples where Dancing Ganesha or Nritya Ganpati is worshipped. Nritya Ganpati is worshipped at Arulmigu Marudeshwar temple in Kodumudi, Tamilnadu. There are temples in Chamrajanagar and Nanjangud in Mysore districts in Karnataka which have all the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha. Pazhavangadi Ganesh Temple in Trivandrum also has Nritya Ganpati idols.

As every form of Ganpati has a mantra with it, Nritya Ganpati form too has a mantra associated with it.

Kalhaara shali kamalekshuka chapa bandanta
Prarohakagadi kanakojwalangaha
Alinganaodhatakaro harithangashtaya devya
Karotu shubhaha murdhva ganadhipo mey!!

Meaning: The Nritya Ganpati is standing under the Kalpavriksha Tree (Wish fulfilling tree). He has four arms and is golden in color. He holds single tusk, the elephant goad, the noose, the parashu (battle ax), and a kuthara (hatchet) in his four hands. Oh Lord Ganesha! We pray you to do auspicious and beneficial for us.

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