Gananayaka Ashtakam lyrics with meaning:
- Ekadantam Mahaakaayam Taptakaajnchana sannibham
LambodaraM VishaalaaxaM Vande Ham GaNanaayakam
You are one tusked, have a massive, enormous and a hot-golden colored body. You have a large pot like belly, beautiful eyes and I bow to you the leader of ganas(followers of Lord Shiva)
- Mounji Krishnajeenadharam NaagaYagnopaveethanam
Bhalendu Sakalam Moulim, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The one who is victorious and has the color of his body as Krishna varnam (smoke-hued) and who uses snake as yagnopaveet (janeu; a holy thread that is tied around the belly). The one who has a waxing moon on his head, I bow to you the leader of the ganas.
- Chitraratna Vichitragam Chitrmaalaa Vibhushitham
Kamarupadharam Devam, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The one who makes a picture perfect pose, who has a garland adorning around his neck and who takes the form of Kama Roop (the form which is immensely attractive), I bow to you the leader of ganas.
- Gajavaktam SuraSreshtam, Karnachamara Bhushitham
Pasamkusadharam Devam, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The one who has a face of an elephant and still considered the best, who is beautifully adorned with karnchamra (cowrie, which is used as an ornament for the ear of an elephant) and who holds Pashan and Kusha (weapons used in war), I bow to the leader of the ganas.
- Mushikootham maaruhya Devasura Mahaahavey
Yooddukamam Mahaaveeram, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The one who uses mushika (mouse) as his chariot, the one who is prayed by everyone and the one who is a mahaveer (extremely brave), I bow to that Lord Ganesha.
- Yaksha Kinnera Gandharva, Siddi Vidhyadharay Sadha
Stutyamanam MahaaBhaahum, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The one to whom yaksha, kinnera and gandharva (semi-Gods) pray, who is the one who has the vidya (teachings) to acquire Siddhi (opulence), whose stuti (prayers) people sing by heart and who has strong arms, I bow to the leader of the ganas.
- Ambika Hryudayanandham, Matrubhihi Pariveshtitham
BhaktaPriyam Madhoonmatham, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The one who is dear to the mother, who is always at mother’s service, who is dear to his devotees and who ends the wars, I bow to the leader of the ganas.
- SarvaVignaharam Devam SarvaVigna Vivarjetham
Sarvasiddi Pradhataaram, Vande Ham Gananayakam
The Lord who takes all our problems, who diminished all the obstacles and problems coming our way and the one who gives all types of Siddhi (opulence), I bow to the leader of the ganas.
- GanAshtakam Idham Punyam Yah Pateth Satatham Narah
Siddyanthi Sarva kaaryaani, Vidhayaavan Dhanavaan Bhaveth
This GanAshtakam gives the virtue to those who read it with Bhakti (devotion), this Ashtakam proves beneficial to those who read it and make the person intelligent and wealthy.
Iti Sri GanaNayAshtakam