Maha Ganesha Pancha-ratnam

Ganesha

Aum, Sri Mahaaganaadhipataye Namah

Guidelines for pronunciation are in the footnotes at the end of the page

Ganesha Pancha-ratnam

mudaakaraaththa modakam sadaa-vimukti saadhakam |
kalaadharaavatamsakam vilaasilokaramjakam ||
anaaya kaikanaayakam vinaasite bha daityakam |
nathaa-subhaasu-naayakam namaami-tam vinayakam ||

nathetharaathi bheekaram navodithaarka bhaasvaram |
namathsurari-nirjaram sathaadhikaapaduddaram ||
sureshvaram nidhishvaram ganeshvaram ganeshvaram |
maheshvaram thamaashraye paraathparam nirantaram ||
samasta loka shamkaram nirasta-daitya-kumjaram |
daretharodaram varam vare bhavaktramaksharam ||
krupaakaram kshmaakaram mudaakaram yasaskaram |
namaskrutam namaskrutaam namaskaromi bhaasvaram ||

akinchnaarthi maarjanam chirantanokti bhaajanam |
puraari-purva nandanam suraari-garva-charvanam ||
prapancha-naasa-bheeshanam dhanamjayaadi-bhuushanam |
kapola-daana-vaaranam bhaje-puraana-vaaranam ||

nithantha kaantha dantha kaanthi mantha kaanatha kaathmajam |
machinthya rupa mantha heena mantharaaya krntanam ||
hridantare nirantaram vasanthameva yoginaam |
thamekadanta-mepatham vichintayaami santhatham ||

mahaa-ganesha pancharathna maadarena yonvaham |
prajalpathi prabhaathake hridismaran ganeshvaram ||
arogathaama dhoshathaam susaahitheem suputhrathaam |
samaahithaayu-rashtabhuuthi rabhyupaithi somchirath ||


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Guidelines to pronunciation: Sanskrit is essentially a language of sounds and sound vibrations. The efficacy of Sanskrit prayers depends upon the vibrations that are produced during chanting. It is difficult to transliterate Sanskrit words into English with full justification to the original sounds. In the above stated transliteration we followed a simple approach to make it easier even for those who are not familiar with English or Sanskrit. Wherever you find repeat vowels (aa, uu, ee) please stretch the vowel sound (for ex., aa as in vast or path, uu as in cool or root, ee as in eel or feel). Similarly, "ai" should be pronounced as in gait, fight, or tight. Th should be pronounced as in think or thick, but when t alone is used, it should be pronounced as in two, top or tip.