Sankata Nasana Ganapati Stotram
[Prayer to Lord Ganesa which would wipe away sorrow]
From Narada Purana
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Sage Narada told:
Pranamya sirasa devam,
Gauri putram, Vinayakam,
Bhakthya vyasa smaren nithya,
Mayu kama artha sidhaye.
The learned one, who wishes,
For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head,
Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Parvathy.
Prathamam Vakra thundam cha,
Trithiyam Krishna pingalaksham,
Think him first as god with broken tusk,
Second as the God with one tusk,
Third as the one with reddish black eyes,
Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
Lambhodaram panchamam cha,
Sashtam Vikatameva cha,
Sapthamam Vignarajam cha,
Dhoomra varnam thadashtamam.
Fifth as the one who has a very broad paunch,
Sixth as the one who is cruel to his enemies,
Seventh as the one who is remover of obstacles,
Eighth as the one who is of the colour of smoke.
Navamam phala chandram cha,
Dasamam thu Vinayakam,
Dwadasam the gajananam.
Ninth as the one who crescent in his forehead,
Tenth as the one, who is the leader of remover of obstacles,
Eleventh as the leader of the army of Lord Shiva,
And twelfth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
Trisandhyam ya paden nara,
Na cha vigna bhayam thasya,
Sarva sidhi karam dhruvam.
Any one reading these twelve names,
At dawn, noon and dusk,
Will never have fear of defeat,
And would always achieve whatever he wants.
Vidyarthi labhadhe vidhyam,
Danarthi labhathe danam,
Puthrarthi labhathe puthran,
Moksharthi labhathe gatheem.
One who pursues education will get knowledge,
One who wants to earn money will get money,
One who wishes for a son, will get a son,
And one who wants salvation will get salvation.
Japeth Ganapathi sthothram,
Shadbhir masai phalam labeth,
Samvatsarena sidhim cha,
Labhathe nathra samsaya.
Results of chanting this prayer,
Of Ganapathi will be got within six months,
And within a year, he would get all wishes fulfilled,
And there is no doubt about this.
Ashtanam Brahmanam cha,
Likihithwa ya samarpoayeth,
Thasya Vidhya bhaveth
Sarvaa ganesasya prasadatha.
One who gets this prayer,
Written by Eight Brahmanas,
And offers it to Lord Ganesa,
Will become knowledgeable,
And would be blessed with all stellar qualities,
By the grace of Lord Ganesa.
Ithi Sri Narada Purane Samkashta nasanam Ganapathi stotram Sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer to Ganesa from Narada Purana which would destroy all sorrows.