Ganesha Bhujanga Stotram, Bhujangam: Lyrics, Meaning in English

Ganesha bhujanga stotram or simply Ganesha bhujangam is a devotional hymn composed by Guru Adi Shankaracharya to praise lord Ganesha. This stotram mainly focuses on worshiping the Nritya Ganapathi, the form where Ganesha is seen dancing.

The Ganesha bhujangam lyrics are composed in a unique way explaining the Ganesha in his dancing form. Worshipping the Nritya Ganapathi is considered very auspicious and is regarded as a great way to meditate on the Lord.

Coming to the Ganesha bhujanga stotram meaning, most of the verses explain the appearance of the Lord while dancing and the divine nature of Lord Ganesha.

This stotram holds particular importance in worshipping the Ganesha and to know the Ganesha tattva. The benefits of reciting this Ganesha bhujangam is explained in the last stanza of the stotram

Ganesha bhujanga stotram- Lord Ganesha bhujangam

Ganesha Bhujanga stotram- Sri Ganesha Bhujangam Lyrics and Meaning in English

Ranat kshudra gantha ni naadhabhi ramam
Chalat tandavoddanda vat padma talam
Lasat tundi laango pari-vyala haram
Ganadhisha meeshana sunum tameede (1)

The Lord, who gets pleased by the sounds generated by the small swinging bells on his body
Whose lotus like feet are doing the tandava dance following the tala (musical measure)
With the snake as an ornament around his belly, which is moving over his body
I worship you, Lord Ganesha, the leader of Ganas and the son of God Ishana (God Shiva)

Dwani dwamsa veena layolaasi vaktram
Spurat cchunda dandolla sad beejapuram
Galad darpa saugandhya lolali malam
Ganadhisha meeshana sunum tameede (2)

Who is swaying his face basing on the sounds generated by the strings of musical instrument Veena
Whose trunk looks resplendent and holding a pomegranate (beejapuram) at its end
The one whose cheeks are filled with flowing musth, which by its great fragrance is attracting bees
I worship you, Lord Ganesha, the leader of Ganas and the son of God Ishana (God Shiva)

Prakashaj ja-paaraktha ratna prasuna
Pravala prabhatha runajyothi rekam
Pralambodharam vaktra tundaika dantam
Ganadhisha meeshana sunum tameede (3)

Who is having a radiance like a Japa kusuma flower, red corals, tender leaves and
Looking great like a rising sun with bright rays
Who is having a large hanging belly, twisted trunk, and a single tusk
I worship you, Lord Ganesha, the leader of Ganas and the son of God Ishana (God Shiva)

Vichitra spurad ratna mala kireetam
Kireetolla sacchandra rekha vibhusham
Vibhushaika bhusham bhavadhwamsa hethum
Ganadhisha meeshana sunum tameede (4)

Adorned with the crown that’s filled with peculiar and rare gemstones and strings of gems
Over that crown is the adorned jewel of the crescent moon
Who became the ornament to the ornaments themselves, the remover of the worldly connections
I worship you, Lord Ganesha, the leader of Ganas and the son of God Ishana (God Shiva)

Udan chatrbhuja vallari drusya mulo
Chalad brulatha Vibrama braja daksham
Marut sundari chamaraihi sevyamanam
Ganadhisha meeshana sunum tameede (5)

The Lord, whose arms and the shoulders look attractive while doing his dance movements
According to those moves, his eyes and eyebrows are also in a movement
Who is served by the celestial maidens by blowing up the Chamaras (objects like hand fans to generate wind and used a sacred fly whisk)
I worship you, Lord Ganesha, the leader of Ganas and the son of God Ishana (God Shiva)

Spuran nisthu ralola pingakshi taram
Krupa komalodhara leelaavataram
Kala bindukam geeyathe yogi varthyai
Ganadhisha meeshana sunum tameede (6)

The one who has tender red coloured eyes that are looking bright, tough, and moving
O the holy one, the manifested form of compassion and gentleness in bestowing
The one who is the center of all the Kalas, whom the yogis praise by the songs and stotrams
I worship you, Lord Ganesha, the leader of Ganas and the son of God Ishana (God Shiva)

Yamekaksharam nirmalam nirvikalpam
Gunaateeta mananda maakara sunyam
Parampara momkara mamnaya garbham
Vadanti pragalbham puranam tameede (7)

The Lord who is the form of Omkara (ekaksharam), pleasant and beyond the changes
O the one beyond gunas or qualities, with ultimate happiness and with no form
The ultimate one residing on the opposite bank to the riverbank of samsara, whose womb is filled with Vedas as Omkara
Whose greatness is proudly said even by wise, O the ancient one, I worship you, Lord Ganesha

Chidananda sandraya shanthaya tubyam
Namo vishwa karthre cha harthre cha tubyam
Namonantha leelaya kaivalya bhase
Namo vishwabheeja prasidesha suno (8)

Whose form is filled up with ultimate happiness, the peaceful one
I bow to you, the creator of the Universe at the same time the destroyer and merger of it
O the one, the cause of the divine play, I bow to you, O the giver of Kaivalya or moksha
I bow to you, the seed of the Universe, be pleased on me, the son of God Ishana

Imam su stavam prata rurthaya bhakthya
Pathedyasthu marthyo labeth sarva kaaman
Ganesha prasadena sidhyanthi vacho
Ganeshe vibhau durlabham kim prasanne

The devotees who wake early in the morning and recite this stotram
All their wishes get fruitful
By the mercy of Lord Ganesha, they will get the powers by which their words get true
What cannot be achieved if the omnipresent Lord Ganesha himself is pleased

Ithi Sri mat paramahamsa parivrajakacharyasya sri govinda bhagavata pujya pada sishyasya Sri Shankara bhagavataha kruthau Ganesha bhujanga stotram sampoornam.

Thus ends the Ganesha Bhujanga Stotram composed by Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada, the disciple of Sri Govinda Bhagavatpada, who is entitled paramahamsa parivrajacacharya.

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