Ganesha slokas are the devotional hymns that are used to worship Lord Ganesha, the Hindu deity regarded as the remover of obstacles and Lord of wisdom and prosperity.
Each sloka has an indepth meaning and mentions the divine nature, appearance, and Lord Ganapathi’s merciful nature towards his devotees.
Lord Ganesha is the son of God Shiva and Goddess Parvathi and is characterized by having an elephant face and a mighty body. He is chief of Ganas, so called Ganapathi, and is given the title as the remover of obstacles, so he got the name Vigneshwara.
Apart from that, before starting any work or puja, devotees offer their prayers to Ganesha such that to remove obstacles.
In this article, you will find the Ganesha Slokas that are commonly chanted during daily prayers and rituals.
It is also very common to chant these Ganesha slokas during festivals like Sankata Hara Chaturthi and Ganesh Chaturthi and on the auspicious days related to the Lord.
Shuklambaradharam Vishnum with Meaning
Shuklambhara-dharam Vishnum Shashi varnam chatur bhujam
Prasanna vadanam dhyaayet sarva vighnopashaanthaye
(I bow to you, Lord Ganesha) The one who is dressed in splendid white garments, who is pervading everywhere, whose complexion resembles that of the moon, and the one with four arms
O the one with a pleasant face, I meditate on that form, please nullify all the obstacles in my path.
Vinayako Vighnaraja: Slokam with Ganesha Names of Importance
Vinayako Vighnaraja Dvaimatura Ganaadhipaha
Apyeka-danatha Herambha Lambhodara Gajaanana
I bow to you, Lord Ganesha, who is Vinayaka (lord of all the beings), Vighnaraja (ruler of obstacles), Having two mothers (Dvaimatura), who is commander of Ganas (Ganadhipa)
One with a single tusk (Ekadanta), The one known for valor and irresistible powers (Heramba) having a potbelly (Lambhodara), and with an elephant face (Gajanana).
Vakratunda Mahakaya Ganesha Sloka with meaning
Vakratunda mahakaaya suryakoti samaprabha
Nirvignam kurume deva sarva kaaryeshu sarvada
O the Lord with a curved trunk and with a magnificent body, whose radiance is that of millions of suns
I bow to you Lord, such that all my works get done without any obstacles, all the time.
Hymn on Lord Ganesha as son of Goddess Parvati
Gauri nandana gajanana
Girija nandana niranjana
Parvati nandana shubhaanana
Paahi prabho maam paahi prasanna
O the beloved son of Goddess Gauri, the one with elephant faced
The son of Goddess Girija, who is pure and spotless
The son of Maa Parvati, whose is with a pleasing face that bestows auspiciousness
O Lord please bestow your grace on us
Ekadantaya Vidmahe Mantra with Meaning
Om ekadantaya vidmahe vakratundaya dheemahi
Tanno danti prachodayat
O the Lord with single tusk, who is omnipresent and the one with a curved trunk, I meditate upon you for great intellect
I bow to you the Lord with a single tusk to illuminate my minds with wisdom
Rig Vedic Hymn addressing Brahmanaspati
Gananam tva Ganapatim (Gum) havamahe
kavim kaveenaam upama-shravastamam
Jyeshta raajam Brahmanaam Brahmanaspata
Aa nah shrunvann-uthibhi seeda-saadanam
Among the celestial attendants (Ganas), you are the Lord (Ganapathi), We offer sacrificial oblations to you
You are the wisest among the scholars. Your wisdom is known to be highest quality and uncomparable for its glory
You are the eldest or foremost of the kings (referring to devas), the Lord of the sacred prayers, rituals and its performers (Brahmanaspati)
O Lord, come to us by hearing our hymns and be seated in this sacred sacrificial altar.
Sloka describing Lord Ganesha’s attributes
Gajananam Bhoota ganaathi sevitham
Kapitha Jamboophala saara bhakshitam
Umaasutam shoka vinaasha kaaranam
Namami Vighneshwara paada pankajam
I bow to you, the Lord with the face of an elephant (Gajanana), one who is served by the celestial attendants (Bhoota ganas) and other beings
The one who consumes the extract of Kapitha (wood apple) and Jambul fruits (Jamun)
O the son of Goddess Uma, who is the cause for destroying the sorrows
I reverently bow to the lotus feet of Lord Vigneshwara (who controls the obstacles)
Ganesha Sloka: Agajanana padmarkam lyrics with meaning
Agajanana padmarkam gajaananam aharnisham
Anekadantham bhaktaanaam ekadantam upaasmahay
O Lord, whose face on seeing Goddess Parvati gets illuminated always just like the Lotuses blossoms on seeing the Sun
The bestower of multiple boons to his devotees, O that single tusked god, I meditate on you.
Sri Kantho Matulo Yasya Slokam
Sri kantho matulo yasya jananee sarva mangala
Janakaha Shankaro devaha tam vande kunjaraananam
O Lord Ganesha, for whom Lord Vishnu is the maternal uncle, whose mother is always the bestower of auspiciousness (Goddess Parvati, Sarva Mangala)
Whose father is Great God Shiva himself, I offer my salutations to that elephant faced deity.
Sloka to worship Lord Ganesha- Ganapati Bappa Morya
Om Gam Ganapathaye namo namaha
Shree Siddhi Vinayaka namo namaha
Ashta Vinayaka namo namaha
Ganapathi bappa morya
I invoke the Lord with the sacred mantra, om gam ganapathaye
Salutations to the Lord Vinayaka, who grants siddhi’s
I offer my salutations to the eight distinct murtis of Vinayaka
O the Lord of Ganas and a father, please bless us
Benefits of Chanting Ganesha Slokas
Reciting Ganesha Slokas has immense benefits. Each hymn has a unique meaning explaining Lord Ganapati’s bestowing nature along with his divine form.
When devotees recite these Ganapathi slokams with utmost devotion, they can feel the divine bliss of Lord Ganesha, get good knowledge and fortune by the mercy of the Lord.
At the same time, they can easily pass through obstacles during difficult times.