Sri Ganesha Pancharathnam / श्री गणेश पञ्चरत्नम्

Sri Ganesha Pancharatnam
Sri Ganesha

Sri Ganesha Pancharathnam is the slokam in praise of and in prayer to Lord Sri Ganesha. This slokam contains five stanzas each describing the attributes of Lord Ganapathi.

Sri Ganesha Pancharathnam was composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. The benefits of chanting this slokam is given at the end as Phalasruthi.

The Devanagari & English script and a simple English translation are provided in this narrative.

मुदा करात्त मोदकं सदा विमुक्ति साधकं
कला धरा वतंसकं विलासि लोक रक्षकम्
अनाय कैक नायकं विनाशि तेभदैत्यकं
नताशु भाशु नाशकं नमामि तं विनायकम् (1)

mudhaa karaantha modhakam sadhaa vimukthi saaDhakam
kalaa Dharaa vathamsakam vilaasi loaka rakShakam
anaaya kaika naayakam vinaashi theBha-thaiThyakam
natHaashu Bhaashu nashakam namami tHam vinaayakam

Lord Sri Ganesha, You
-hold modakas (sweet dish made of rice flour and jaggery) very gleefully in Your hands;
-bestow mukthi / salvation to Your ardent devotees;
-wear crescent moon as an ornament;
-provide protection to the universe;
-help and guide the destitute / poor people as our Lord;
-destroy the demons and the foes of Your devotees; and
-eliminate inauspiciousness in our lives.
Lord Sri Ganesha, I sincerely and devoutly bow to you.

नतेतराति भीकरं नवोदितार्क भास्वरं
नमत्सुरारि निर्जरं नताधिकाप दुद्धरम्
सुरेश्वरं निधीश्वरं गजेश्वरं गणेश्वरं
महेश्वरं तमाश्रये परात्परं निरन्तरम् (2)

nathaetharaathi Bheekaram navodhithaarka Bhaasvaram
namathsurari nirjaram nathaaDhikaapa dhuddharam
suraeshvaram niDheeshvaram gajaeshvaram gaNaeshvaram
maheshwaram thamaashrayae paraathparam nirantharam

Lord Sri Ganesha, You
-create fear in the minds of the dishonest;
-shine crimson like the rising sun;
-destroy the enemies of Your ardent devotees;
-protect and uplift Your devotees from their miseries;
-are the Lord of the Devas; the Lord of the wealth; Lord of the celestial warriors;
-are the elephant faced God;
-are the great God; and
-eternally bless and protect Your devotees.
Lord Sri Ganesha, I sincerely and devoutly bow to you.

समस्त लोक शंकरं निरस्त दैत्य कुञ्जरं
दरेतरो दरं वरं वरेभ वक्त्रमक्षरम्
कृपाकरं क्षमाकरं मुदाकरं यशस्करं
मनस्करं नमस्कृतां नमस्करोमि भास्वरम् (3)

samastha loaka shankaram nirastha dhaitya kunjaram
dharaetharo dharam varam varaeBha vakthram-aksharam
krupaakaram kShaamakaram mudhaakaram yashaskaram
manaskaram namaskruthaam namaskaroami Bhasvaram

Lord Sri Ganesha, You
-bestow and bless auspiciousness to the entire universe;
-shine like the sun;
-had abolished the demon named Gajamukhasur;
-have a big stomach which is the sign of benevolence;
-bless us with your mercy;
-pardon us our sins;
-are patient; and
-bestow us success, happiness, eminence and nobility.
Lord Sri Ganesha, I sincerely and devoutly bow to you.

अकिंच नार्ति मार्जनं चिरन्तनोक्ति भाजनं
पुरारि पूर्व नन्दनं सुरारि गर्व चर्वणम्
प्रपञ्च नाश भीषणं धनंजयादि भूषणम्
कपोल दान वारणं भजे पुराण वारणम् (4)

akincha naarthi maarjanam chirantha-noakthi Bhaajanam
puraari poorva nandhanam suraari garva charvaNam
prapancha naasha BheeshaNam Dhanamjayaadi BhooShaNam
kapoala dhaana vaaraNam Bhaje puraaNa vaaraNam

Lord Sri Ganesha, You
-annihilate the sufferings of the needy and the poor;
-are praised and prayed in all the venerated holy scripts;
-are the elder son of Lord Shiva;
-remove the unwanted pride and negative thoughts of those who worship you;
-dissolve the illusions of the universe;
-adorn snake dhanjaya as an ornament; and
-are fierce as the elephant with flowing fluids in its cheeks.
Lord Sri Ganesha, I sincerely and devoutly bow to you.

नितान्त कान्त दन्त कान्ति मन्त कान्त कात्मजं
अचिन्त्य रूप मन्त हीन मन्त राय कृन्तनम्
हृदन्तरे निरन्तरं वसन्त मेव योगिनां
तमे कदन्त मेव तं विचिन्त यामि सन्ततम् (5)

nithaantha kaantha dhantha kaanthi mantha kaantha kaathmajam
achinthya roopa mantha heena mantha raaya krunthanam
hrudhantharae nirantharam vasantha maeva yoaginaam
thamae kadantha maeva tham vichintha yaami santhatham

Lord Sri Ganesha, You
-dazzle with your single glittering (broken) tusk;
-are attractive;
-are the son of God who had fallen Yama;
-are of the form which cannot be confined to any imagination;
-are eternal, absolute and infinite;
-tear away the obstacles; and
-remain in the hearts of the yogis forever;
Lord Sri Ganesha, I sincerely and devoutly bow to you.

महा गणेश पञ्चरत्न मादरेण योन्वहं
प्रजल्पति प्रभातके हृदि स्मरन् गणेश्वरम्
अरोगताम दोषतां सुसाहितीं सुपुत्रतां
समाहितायु-रष्टभूति मभ्युपैति सोऽचिरात्

mahaa gaNesha pancharathna maadhareNa yoanvaham
prajalpathi prabhathakae hrudhi smaran gaNeshvaram
arogathaama dhoShathaam susaahitheem suputhrathaam
samaahithaayur-aShtabhoothi mabhyupaithi soaaAchiraath

Those who read and recite this Sri Maha Ganesha Pancha Ratnam every morning with ardent devotion and those who keep Sri Ganesha in their hearts, shall be bestowed with good health, life without any blemish, wisdom, good progeny, longevity and complete life with all eight modes of wealth.

इति श्री गणेश पञ्चरत्नम् सम्पूर्णम्
ithi shree gaNesha pancharathnam sampoorNam.
Sri Ganesha Pancharathnam is completed.

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