Shri Ganesh : Friend, philosopher and Guide
( Eastern texts believe Shri Ganesh removes hindrances from the path of ignorance.It is believed that following prayer will give immense benefits to those in the field of education.Please remember, this is not mumbo-jumbo but an ancient hymn, so read this prayer only if you believe in divine power who has innumerous followers.)
Shri Ganesha Sankat nasham strotam
Pranamya Shrisha devam Gauri putra vinayam,
Bakta vasam samare nityam sarva kamartha siddhaye
Prathamam vakratundam cha Ekdantam dwityakam
Triyatham krisha pindga askam Gajavakram chaturkam
Lamaboradaram pancham cha Shastam vikat mev cha
Saptam vigna rajam cha dhumrva varnam tatha asthakam
Navam bhal chandram cha Dasham tu vinayam
Ekadasham ganapatim dwadhasham tu gajananam
Dwadahash shaitani nami trisandhayam yeh pateth nar
Na cha vigna bahayam tasya sarvam Siddhi karam prabhum
Vidayarthi labte vidyam putrarthi labhte putram
Dhanarthi labhte dahanrt Moksharthi labhte gatim
Japed Ganapati strotam shad bhi mase phalam labhet
Sanvat sarain Siddhi cha labhte natra sanashaya.
Ashto bhya bramanam bhya cha liktva tu samarpayet
Tasya vidya bhavet sarva ganeshaya prasadth
This hymn to Lord Ganesha takes his twelve names:
Vakratundam (curved tusk), One tooth, black eyes, elephant ears,
One with big belly, mysterious, obstacle remover, black colored, moon on forehead, kind natured, Lord Of celestial beings, elephant faced.
It is said students and scholars should pray to this kind hearted Lord of knowledge and wisdom before commencing studies. If you offer this hymn to eight learned scholars, you shall have immense knowledge.
Eight is sacred number for Lord Ganesha.He is worshipped as lord of eight directions.
Benefits: Students, scholars and depressed can get immense benefits if they read it with devotion. Lord Ganesha ji is remover of obstacles but he dislikes arrogance.
Fellow readers, do not take it as mumbo jumbo because prayers and in any form reach our cosmic creator. Please do not read this hymn while consuming non-vegetarian food, intoxicants or immoral sex. . It should be read if you are in the most sacred place of your faith. Remember it is a sacred prayer and misusing it will bring bad luck and adverse circumstances
May I request you to circulate this prayer to all (scholars and students).If you can, please print it or publish in blogs or websites.
(Ashish Dimri, a freelancing journalist wrote it)