samedi 28 mai 2011

Ganesh Vandana

The translation of the famous prayer Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi is here under:

1.                  Gana Naayakaya
Gana Daivataya

I mediatate upon the one who is the supreme among the Ganas (Ganas are the bhoot, preta et pisacha, Nandi, Bhringi etc. who live in Kailash with Mahadeva. They are the most devout followers of Mahadeva), who is the God of all the Ganas, and who is the head of all the Ganas. (i.e. I am meditating upon Ganesh)

2.              Guna Shariraya
Guna Manditaya

I meditate upon the One who Himself is the physical representation of Quality (Guna: there are three qualities or Gunas according to Hinduism: Satva, Raja and Tama), around whom revolves the Quality, and who Himself is the supreme God of the Quality.

3.             Gunatitaaya

I meditate upon the One who is above the three Qualities, One who reigns upon these qualities, and the One who inculcate these Qualities.

4.              Ekdantaaya

I meditate upon the one who is the One-tusked (as Ganesh has only one tusk other being broken by His Father, Mahadeva), One who has curved trunk and the One who is the Son and the most loved one of Goddess Gauri (Parvati)

5.             Gajeshaanaya
Shree Ganeshaya

I meditate upon the One who is Elephant-headed, who has the second day new moon over His head as ornament, and the who is respectfully known as Shree Ganesh by all.

6.              Ekdantaaya Vakratundaaya

Shree Ganeshaya

Same as stanza 4 and 5.


7.              Guru Pujitaaya
Guru Daivataaya
Guru Kulathayinay

Pray wholeheartedly of the One who is venerated by the teachers, One who is the God of the teachers (Guru), and the One who is protector of Gurus and their families.

8.              Guru Vikramaya
Guhyha Pravaraya
Gurave Guna Gurave

One who is the power (in the form of knowledge) of the Gurus, One who is the most secret of cosmic gyst, One who is the Teacher himself and who is the Teacher of all the Qualities.

9.             Guru Daitya Galakshetray
Guru Dharma Sadaradhyaya

One who protects the Gurus by killing the demons, One who Himself is the manifestation of the 'dharma' of Gurus and the One who is all worshipped and venerated.

10.               Guru Putra Paritatray
Guru Pakhanda Khanda Kaaya

One who has saved the son of a Guru (there is a story about this in the Puranas), and the One who destroys all the hypocrisy of Gurus.( as time and again Gurus fall prey to hypocrisy because of Maya)

11.   Geet Saaraya
Geet Tatvaya 
Geet Gotraya 

I meditate upon the One who is the gyst of all the songs, One who is the element of all the songs and the One who himself is the physical manifestation of all the songs.

12.   Goodha Gulfaya
Gandha Mattaya
Ojaya Pradaaya 

I meditate upon the One who has guarded the secret of this cosmos on his ankles, One who is all perfumed and the One who provides the valor and power to fight the evil of ignorance to His disciples.

13, 14, 15.) Same as stanzas 3 4, 5 and 6 

16.   Gandharvarajaya Gandhaya
Gandharva Gaana Shravana Pranayine

One who is the king of all the musician, One who is smells of divine perfumes and aromas, and the One who loves listening to the songs sung by Gandharvas (Gandharva are lesser Gods and are considered to be musicians of heaven)

17.   Gaadhanuragaya Granthaya
Geetaya Grantharth Tatvake

One who has the deep adoration for the Shaastra (sacred books like Ramayana, Mahabharat, Veda) and the One who knows the mystic and secret meaning of Geeta (the most venerated book of Hindu religion whose principles and teachings are considered to be extremely difficult to understand)

18.   Grantha Geetay
Grantha Geyaya

One who represents the sacred songs of Shaastra, the One about whom sings the verses of Shaashtra and the One who is present in the innermost part of these sacred books. 

19.   Gaurisanandanaya

One who is the Son of Goddess Gauri (Parvati) and the One who provides the utmost delight to the Goddess Gauri.

20.   Gaurabhanusutaya

One who is the Son of the Goddess who is as fair as sun (allusion to Goddess Parvati who is named as Gaurabhanu thanks to Her uncomparable beauty and fairness), and the One who is the Master of the Ganas (followers) of Gauri. 

21.   Gauri Pranayaya
Gauri Pravanaya
Gaura Bhavay 

I meditate upon the One who is the loved one of Goddess Gauri, the One who is the  closest to Goddess Gauri and the One who is divinely fair and attractive.

22.          Gosahastraya
Gopa Gopaya 

I meditate upon the One who is all perfumed with myrrh and other divine aromas, the one who has raised the Govardhan hill with his small finger, and the who himself is the another manifestation of Lord Krishna.

23, 24, 25 and Refrain)      Same as 3, 4, 5 and 6

Also watch this beautiful Ganesh Bhajan in YouTube:


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