Sukta is a Sanskrit word. Sukta means Shloka,mantra, hymn, praying with good words or prarthana in Kannada. Ganesha is a god who. and Nature. Home > Stotras > Ganesha > Om Gananam Tva Ganapatim Sri Ganesha. ॐ गणानां Durga Suktam (Mahanarayana Upanishad) Ganapati. [Please note: Corrections & New mantras are added on Stotramaala app in future ] Veda means knowledge, light & bliss. Recitation of the Vedas according to.

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O God, please make all my undertakings free from obstacles always. Ganesha chaturthi occurs on September 16th, this year. Ganesha or Ganapati is an extremely popular God in India. He is called Vighneshvara or Vighnahartaa, the Lord of and destroyer of obstacles. People mostly worship Him asking for siddhi, success in undertakings, and buddhi, intelligence. He is gqnesha before any venture is started.

He is also the God of education, knowledge and wisdom, literature, and suktsm fine arts. Ganesha is also one of the five Gods the worship of whom was popularized by Adi Shankaraacharya; the other yanesha are Vishnu, Shiva, Devi and Surya.

The worship of these five deities is called the panchAyatana pUjA. Kannda some cases, a sixth God, Skanda is also worshipped. The rule for sukttam the Ganesha chaturthi is as follows: On any day, if bhAdrapada Shukla chaturthi prevails during the madhyAnha kAla, then Ganesha chaturthi is to be observed on that day. If bhAdrapada Shukla chaturthi prevails during two successive madhyAnha KAlas or if it does not extend over the MadhyAnha KAla of any day, then Ganesha chaturthi is to be observed on the day on which Tritiya ends.

The puja of Ganesha on the Ganesha chaturthi day, extolled in various religious works, is to be performed at noon. A clay image of the God, painted beautifully, is installed on a raised platform.

After the usual preliminary rituals, the prANapratishhThA must be done with the appropriate mantras. This is followed by kahnada worship with sixteen modes of showing honor, known as shhoDashopachAra.

Offering of dUrvA grass blades and modaka, a delicacy prepared from rice flour, jaggery, and coconut, is an important part of the ganeshaa. Usually, 21 dUrvA blades and 21 modakas are offered to the deity, where the number 21 carries a symbolic meaning. The five jnAnendriyas or organs of perceptionthe five karmendriyas or organs of action, the five prANas or vital airs, the five bhUtas or elements, and the mind, together comprise 21 parts.

Kannadz offering of dUrvA blades and the modakas teaches us that we should offer with humility, represented by the dUrvA blades, all the good things in life, represented by the modakas, to God.

Ganesha is also offered red flowers, and anointed with a red unguent rakta chandana. The immersion of the image in a body of water is ceremonially performed at the end of the chaturthi vrata, which could be anywhere from a day upto 10 days Anantachaturdashi after the Bhaadrapada Shukla chaturthi, depending on the customs of gabesha particular family.

I will try to describe the Vedic hymns commonly employed in the Ganesha puja. Do listen to our prayers, come with Your blessings and assurances of protection into our home, and be seated. Without You nothing can be done here or far. Accept with honor, Kznnada wealthy One, our great and variegated hymns of praise.

Ganesha chaturthi, legends, and prayers

The translation of maghavAn into kannasa One” dhanavAn. The contents of the Ganesha sukta, according to the panchAyatana pUjA manual from Sringeri, is as follows in order: This remarkable upanishad seeks to equate Ganeshavidya with Brahmavidya.


For example, it says: Salutations to You Ganapati. Shri upanishhadbrahma yogin’s commentary: I offer obeisances to You Ganapati who are of the form of the turiiya fourth stateindicated by the Omkara syllable.

May there be complete identity between You and me. Or, my obeisances to You who are the Ganapati-tattva, the meaning of the Omkara, who abide in the Muulaadhaara chakra as Your abode. This muulaadhaara is indicated by the laM, the seed-syllable of the elemental earth standing for the muulaadhaara. You guide the organs such as that of hearing, and control their respective activity and withdrawal from activity.

You are the inner consciousness and the controller of all. You are the all pervading reality, the Brahman OR You are the representation of the Vedic utterance, “sarvam khalvidam brahma. The GaNapati atharva shiirsha is the most widely recited Sanskrit text among devotees of Ganesha, atleast in Maharashtra.

One can find the entire text of the upanishad on the doorway to the temple hall in the aShTavinAyaka temple in Rajangaon. Five of these 8 centers are located in the vicinity of Pune. Other relevant upanishads are the Ganeshapurvatapini, Ganeshottaratapini, and Heramba upanishads; these are generally not counted as belonging to the collection of upanishads.

Just as there are Vaishnavas, Shaivas, Shaktas, Sauras, and Skandas, attached to the worship of respective deities, there are Ganapatyas, who are ardent devotees of Ganesha. One can find them mainly in Maharashtra, which has long been associated with Ganesha worship.

Suktas – Madhwa Prachara Vedike

Ganesha’s elephantine head and human body are explained as follows in the Mudgala Purana: The Atman’s involvement with the world is kannaea by the assumption of mind and speech. Ganesha’s ears, which appear like large winnowing baskets, have a philosophical significance too. Just as one uses a winnowing basket to separate grains from dirt, one must use discrimination viveka to separate the real Brahman from the unreal mAyA in life.

Here the grains stand for Brahman and the dirt signifies mAyA. Or, Ganesha’s ears indicate that such discrimination between Brahman and mAyA is to be gained by taking recourse to shravaNa or hearing. Listening to the scriptures from a Guru will lead to duktam discrimination and Brahman realization.

Om Gananam Tva Ganapatim – In sanskrit with meaning

GaNapati’s vehicle is the rat, although a form called Heramba-GaNapati is depicted as riding a lion. There are also rare references to the peacock as the vehicle in some texts. The significance of the rat muushhaka as the vehicle of Ganesha is explained by the Mudgala Purana.

He is called muushhaka because He operates unseen like a thief, concealed by maayaa, and experiences all phenomena. Perhaps the most popular story regarding Ganesha’s origin is the one derived from the Shiva Purana. Mother Parvati once wanted to take a bath and created a boy from the dirt of Her own body, asking him to stand as a guard outside while She bathed. In the meantime Lord Shiva returned home to find a stranger at His door, preventing Him from entering. In anger, Shiva cut off the boy’s head, upon which Parvati was stricken with great grief.

In order to console Her, Shiva sent out His troops gaNa to fetch the head of anyone found sleeping with his head pointing to the north. They found an elephant sleeping thus and brought back its head. Shiva then attached the elephantine head to the body of the boy and revived him.

He named the boy Ganapati or commander of His troops, and granted Him a boon that anyone would have to worship Him Ganesha before beginning any undertaking. The Brahma vaivarta Purana narrates a different story regarding the origin of Ganapati. Shiva instructed Parvati, who wanted to have a son, to observe the puNyaka vrata for a year to propitiate Vishnu.


Perform the worship of Hari by observing the punyaka vrata for a year. On completion of the vrata by Parvati, it was announced that Krishna would incarnate Himself as Her son in every kalpa. Accordingly, Krishna was born as a charming infant, delighting Parvati who celebrated the event with great enthusiasm. All the Gods arrived to have a look at the baby. But Shani, the son of Surya, did not look at him and stared at the ground instead. Upon Parvati’s questioning regarding his behavior, Shani said that his look would harm the baby.

Parvati, however, insisted that he should look at the baby. In deference to Her wish Shani cast his eyes on the baby. Due to his malevolent glance, the baby’s head was severed and flew to Goloka, the abode of Krishna. Parvati and all the Gods assembled there, including Shiva, were grief-stricken.

Thereupon, Vishnu mounted Garuda and rushed to the banks of the Pushpa-bhadra river and brought back the head of a young elephant. The head of the elephant was joined with the headless body of Parvati’s son, reviving him. All the Gods blessed Ganesha and wished Him power and prosperity. Vishnu blessed Ganesha thus: May Your pUjA be performed before that of any other God.

May You be situated in all venerable beings and may You be the best among Yogis. This is My boon to You.

Shiva made Ganesha the leader of his troops gaNaand also gave Him the following boon. It is said that anyone who looks at the moon on the night of the Ganesh Chaturthi will be falsely charged with theft or a similar crime. This story may be found in the Puranas such as the Bhagavata and the Vishnu. Briefly, Satrajit, who secured a jewel syamantaka from Surya, did not part with it even when Krishna the Lord of Dvaraka, asked for it saying it would be safe with Him.

Prasena, the brother of Satrajit went out hunting wearing the jewel but was killed by a lion. Jambavan of Ramayana fame killed the lion and gave it to his son to play with. When Prasena did not return, Satrajit falsely accused Krishna of killing Prasena for the sake of the jewel.

Krishna, in order to remove the stain on His reputation, set out in search of the jewel and found it in Jambavan’s cave, with his child. Jambavan attacked Krishna thinking Him to be an intruder who had come to take away the jewel. They fought each other for 28 days, when Jambavan, his whole body terribly weakened from the hammering of Krishna’s fists, finally recognized Him as Rama. I now know You. You are the life in all creatures, virility, grit and strength. He Who built a bridge across the ocean that is a standing monument to His fame, set Lanka ablaze, and with His arrows severed the heads of Rakshasas, which fell to the ground.

As repentance for his having fought Krishna, Jambavan gave Krishna the jewel and also his daughter Jambavati in marriage. Krishna returned to Dvaraka with Jambavati and the jewel, and returned it Satrajit, who in turn repented for his false accusation.