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The Prayer to Lord Ganesa, The remover of All Obstacles PDF Print E-mail

Vakratunda mahaakaaya kotisurya samaprabhaa
Nirvighnam kurumae Deva Sarva Kaaryeshu sarvadaa

Oh Lord Ganesa!, son of Lord Shiva, of huge body and elephant head, shining like billions of suns, please remove, Oh God, all obstacles from our endeavor.

Agajaanana padmarkam gajaananam aharnisham
Anaekadantam bhaktaanaam aekadantamupasmahae

Gajaananam Bhutaganaadi sevitam
Kapittha Jambu phalasaara bhakshitam
Umasutam shokavinaasha kaaranam
Namaami Vighneshwara paada pankajam

I meditate and pray on the  Lord of one tusk who blesses his devotees in many ways. I meditate on the elephant-faced God day and night. He is like the Sun to make the lotus-like face of His Mother Shakti, to blossom. Salutations to the lotus feet of Lord Ganesa, the remover of all grief, the son of Goddess Uma, one who gracefully accepts from his devotees the offerings of fruits. Salutations again and again to Lord Ganesa.


Submitted by the Hindu Temple Association of North America for a multi-religious service at the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center for the U.N. Review Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons in June 2006.