Sri Ganesha Ashtakam

Sri Ganesha Ashtakam
Sri Ganpath

Sri Ganesha Ashtakam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Sri Ganesha who is also referred as Sri Gajanan, Sri Vignesh, Sri Vinayak and such other innumerable names.

Sri Ganesha Ashtakam contains eight stanzas each describing the attributes of Lord Ganesh. The benefits of chanting this Slokam are mentioned separately at the end. The Slokam is said to be mentioned in Sri Ganesha Puranam.

Sri Ganesha Ashtakam is narrated in Devanagari and English scripts with a simple English translation.

यतोऽनन्त शक्‍तेरनन्ताश्च जीवा
यतो निर्गुणादप्रमेया गुणास्ते
यतो भाति सर्वं त्रिधा भेद भिन्नं
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (1)

yatho-Anantha shakthaer-anatha-ashcha jeevaa
yatho nirguNaadh-apramaeyaa guNaasthae
yatho Bhaathi sarvam thriDha Bhaedha BhinnaM
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

Sri Ganesha has boundless powers. From His powers, innumerable living beings emerged. He cannot be confined to any characteristic. However, lots of great qualities and characteristics emerged from His attributes. With His limitless powers, the universe is divided into three (mean to denote Earth, Devlok and Paatal lok).
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतश्चाविरासीज्जगत्सर्वमेतत्त
थाऽब्जासनो विश्वगो विश्वगोप्तात
थेन्द्रादयो देवसङ्घा मनुष्याः
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (2)

yathash-chaviraaseej-jagath-sarva-meththa
Thaabjaasanoa vishvagoa vishvagoapthaath
Thaendhra-adhayoa dhaeva sanghaa manuShyaah
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

The whole universe has originated from Sri Ganesha. It is only from Sri Ganesha, Sri Brahma who occupies the lotus as His seat, Sri Maha Vishnu who spreads throughout the universe, Sri Shiva who conceals the universe, Lord Indra, the Devas and the human beings have transpired.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतो वह्निभानू भवो भूर्जलं च
यतः सागराश्चन्द्रमा व्योम वायुः
यतः स्थावरा जङ्गमा वृक्षसङ्घा
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (3)

yathoa vahni-Bhanoo Bhavoa bhoor-jalaM cha
yathah saagaraash-chandhramaa vyoama vaayuh
yathah sThaavaraa janGgamaa vrukSha sanGgha
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

The Fire, the Sun, the Life, the Earth and the Water have originated from Sri Ganesha. The Sea, the Moon and the Sky have transpired from Sri Ganesha. It is only from Sri Ganesha, the movable beings, the immovable beings and the Trees have emerged.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतो दानवाः किन्नरा यक्ष सङ्घा
यतश्चारणा वारणाः श्वापदाश्च
यतः पक्षि कीटा यतो वीरूधश्च
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (4)

yathoa dhaanavah kinnaraa yaksha sanGghaa
yathash-chaaraNaa vaaraNaah shvaapa-dhashcha
yathah pakshi keetaa yatho veeru-Dhashcha
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

The Asuras, the Kinnaras, the Yakshas and the celestial singers have materialized from Sri Ganesha. The elephants and the canines have transpired from Sri Ganesha. The birds, the insects and the creepers have emerged from Sri Ganesha.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतो बुद्धिरज्ञान नाशो मुमुक्षोर्यतः
सम्पदो भक्‍त सन्तोषिकाः स्युः
यतो विघ्ननाशो यतः कार्यसिद्धिः
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (5)

yatho budhDhir-ajnaana naashoa mumukShor-yatha:
sampadhoa bhaktha santhoaShikaah syuh
yathoa vighna naashoa yathah kaarya sidhDhih
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

The knowledge, perception and the infinite wisdom have originated from Sri Ganesha. Such knowledge alleviates the darkness of ignorance. The wealth and prosperity which makes the devotees happy have transpired from Sri Ganesha. Sri Ganesha blesses and bestows us by destroying the stumbling blocks in our progress. Sri Ganehsa blesses us to attain our objectives in all our endeavours.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतः पुत्र सम्पद्यतो वाञ्छितार्थो
यतोऽभक्‍त विघ्नास्तथाऽनेक रूपाः
यतः शोक मोहौ यतः काम एव
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (6)

yathah puthra sampadhyathoa vanjChithaarThoa
yatho-aBhakthi vighnaasthaTha-anaeka roopah
yatha: shoka mohaou yatha: kaama aeva
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

Sri Ganesh only blesses and bestows progeny, wealth and fulfillment of desires. It is only Sri Ganesh who manifests all types of problems for those ignoring Him. Sri Ganesh is the source of desires, passion and the sorrows.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतोऽनन्त शक्‍तिः स शेषो बभूव
धराधारणेऽनेक रूपे च शक्‍तः
यतोऽनेकधा स्वर्गलोका हि नाना
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (7)

yatho-anantha shakthih sa shaeShoa baBhoova
Dharaa-DhaaraNae-aneka roopae cha shakthah
yatho-anekaDha swargaloakaa hi naanaa
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

Sri Ganesh only is the source of endless energy. The earth runs on the energy emanated from Sri Ganesha. Sri Ganesha has innumerable manifestations and forms. All the heavens have emerged from Sri Ganesh.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

यतो वेद वाचो विकुण्ठा मनोभिः
सदा नेति नेतीति यत्ता गृणन्ति
पर ब्रह्म रूपं चिदानन्द भूतं
सदा तं गणेशं नमामो भजामः (8)

yathoa vedha vaachoa vikuNtaa manoaBhih
sadhaa naethi naetheethi yathaa guNanthi
para brahma roopaM chidhaananda BhoothaM
sadhaa thaM gaNaeshaM namaamoa Bhajaamah

Sri Ganesh is beyond the comprehension of even Vedas. Their contemplation of Sri Ganesha dwells on the removal of negativities when describing Sri Ganesha.  Sri Ganesha is in the form of the supreme consciousness, which is the eternal truth.
We shall always praise, sing and humbly offer our salutations to Sri Ganesha.

Phala shruthi / फल श्रुति

पुनरूचे गणाधीशःस्तोत्रमेतत्पठेन्नरः
त्रिसन्ध्यं त्रिदिनं तस्य सर्वं कार्यं भविष्यति (9)

punarooche gaNaaDheeshah sthothramae thath paTen-narah
thri-sanDhyaM thri-dhinaM thasya sarvaM kaaryaM BhaviShyathi

The person who sincerely reads and recites this Ganesha Ashtakam three times a day for consecutive three days shall be blessed with success in all his endeavours.

यो जपेदष्ट दिवसं श्लोकाष्टकमिदं शुभम्
अष्टवारं चतुर्थ्यां तुसोऽष्ट सिद्धिरवानप्नुयात् (10)

yoa japedhaShta dhivasaM shloaka-aShtakam-idhaM shuBham
aShta-vaaraM chathurThyaaN thusoa-ashta sidhDhir-avaapnuyaath

The person who sincerely reads and recites this divine Ganesha Ashtakam for eight days or for eight weeks or for eight times shall be blessed with the eight Siddhis.

यः पठेन्मास मात्रं तु दशवारं दिने दिने
स मोचयेद्वन्धगतं राज वध्यं न संशयः (11)

yah paTaen-maasa maathraM thu dhashaa varaM dhinae dhinae
sa moachayedh-vanDhagathaM raja vaDhyaM na saMshayah

The person who sincerely reads and recites this Ganesha Ashtakam ten times a day for a month shall be liberated even if he faces the royal punishment.

विद्या कामो लभेद्विद्यां पुत्रार्थी पुत्रमाप्नुयात्
वाञ्छितांल्लभते सर्वानेक विंशति वारतः (12)

vidhyaa kaamoa labedh-vidhyaaM puthrarThi puthra-maapnuyaath
vaanjChithaaM-llaBhathae sarvaan-eka viMshathi vaarathah

The person who sincerely recites and repeats this Slokam for twenty one weeks shall be blessed with knowledge and progeny as desired by him.

यो जपेत्परया भक्‍तया गजानन परो नरः
एवमुक्‍तवा ततो देवश्चान्तर्धानं गतः प्रभुः

yoa japeth-parayaa Bhakthyaa gajaanana paroa narah
eva-mukth-vaa thathoa dhaevash-chaanthra-DhaanaM gathah praBhuh

The person who ardently and devoutly prays on Sri Ganesha shall be blessed with mukthi and a place in the God’s abode.

इति श्री गणेश पुराणे उपासनाखण्डे श्री गणेशाष्टकं सम्पूर्णम्
ithi shree gaNaesha puraaNae upaasanaakhaaNdae shree gaNaeshaaShtakam sampoorNam

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