Shri Ganesha Dwadasa Nama Stotram is a Hindu mantra that consists of 12 names of Lord Ganesha. It is believed that chanting these names can help to destroy obstacles and fears, and help to attain all desires in life. The mantra is from the Narada Purana. It begins with “Pranamya sirasa devam, Gauri putram, Vinayakam, Bhakthya vyasa smaren nithya, Mayu kama artha sidhaye”.
The Ganesa sthavam or the stotram is chanted on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi in the praise of the Lord Ganesha. The chant or the stotram celebrates the essences of Ganesha, the formless deity worshipped in a magnificent form of the elephant-headed God, symbolizing the divine qualities, for the benefit of the devotees.
श्री गणेश द्वादश नाम स्तोत्रम् | Ganesh Dwadashanaam Stotram
प्रणम्य शिरसा दॆवं गौरीपुत्रं विनायकं ।
भक्तावासं स्मरॆन्नित्यं आयुः कामार्थ सिद्धये ॥ १ ॥
प्रथमं वक्रतुंडं च ऎकदंतं द्वितीयकं।
तृतीयं कृष्णपिंगाक्षं गजवक्त्रं चतुर्थकं॥ २ ॥
लंबॊदरं पंचमं च षष्ठं विकटमॆव च ।
सप्तमं विघ्नराजॆंद्रं धूम्रवर्णं तथाष्टमं ॥ ३ ॥
नवमं भालचंद्रं च दशमं तु विनायकं।
ऎकादशं गणपतिं द्वादशं तु गजाननं॥ ४ ॥
द्वादशैतानि नामानि त्रिसंध्यं यः पठॆन्नरः ।
न च विघ्नभयं तस्य सर्वसिद्धिकरं प्रभॊ ॥ ५ ॥
विद्यार्थि लभते विद्यां धनार्थी लभते धनं ।
पुत्रार्थि लभते पुत्रान् मॊक्षार्थि लभते गतिं॥ ६ ॥
जपॆत् गणपतिस्तॊत्रं षड्भिर्मासैः फलं लभॆत् ।
संवत्सरॆण सिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशयः ॥ ७ ॥
अष्टेभ्यो ब्राह्मणॆभ्यश्च लिखित्वा यः समर्पयॆत् ।
तस्य विद्या भवॆत् सर्वा गणॆशस्य प्रसादतः ॥ ८ ॥
Sri Ganesh Dwadash Naam Stotram English
Pranamya shirasa devam Gauri putram Vinayakam ।
Bhakthavasam smaretrityamayuh kama artha sidhaye ॥1॥
Prathamam Vakratundam cha, Ekadantam dwitiyakam ।
Tritiyam Krushna Pingaksham, Gajavaktram Chaturthakam ॥2॥
Lambodaram Panchamam cha, Sashtam Vikatamev cha ।
Saptamam Vignarajam cha, Dhoomravarnam tathashtamam ॥3॥
Navamam Bhalchandram cha, Dashamam tu Vinayakam ।
Ekadasham Ganapatim, Dwadasham tu Gajananam ॥4॥
Dwadasaithani namani, Trisandhyam yah pathenara ।
Na cha vighna bhayam tasya, Sarvsiddhi karam param ॥5॥
Vidhyarthi labhate Vidhyam, Danarthi labhate Dhanam ।
Putrarthi labhate Putran, Moksharthi labhate Gateem ॥6॥
Japet Ganapati stotram, Shadbhirmasai phalam labheth ।
Samvatsarena sidhim cha, Labhate natra sanshaya ॥7॥
Ashtabhyo Brahmoyashr Likihitwa yh samarpayet ।
Tasya Vidhya bhavetsarva Ganeshasya Prasadatah ॥8॥
॥ Iti Shri Narad Purane Sankat nashanam Ganesha Stotram Sampurnam ॥
Shri Ganesha Dwadasa Nama Stotram Meaning
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, Ekadantham dveethiyakam,
Trithiyam Krishna pingalaksham, Gajavakthram Chathurthakam.
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,
Ekadasam Ganapathim, 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.
Dwathasaithani namani, 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 Ganapthi 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 ganeshasya prasadatha.
One who gets this prayer, Written by Eight Brahmanas,
And offers it to Lord Ganesha, Will become knowledgable,
And would be blessed with all stellar qualities, By the grace of Lord Shri Ganesha.
Ithi Sri Narada Purane Samkashta nasanam Ganapathi stotram Sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer from Narada Purana to shri Ganesha which would destroy all sorrows
How to recite Ganesh Stotra?
- It is best to recite Ganesh Stotra on Tuesdays.
- Sit down on a matt with folded legs, facing east direction.
- Draw swastik on floor using water. Take some water in a copper glass and keep it over it.
- Basis your comfort you can recite Ganesh Stotra 5/7/11/108 times.
- Thanks Lord Ganesh and then serve the water in copper glass as tirtha to every one in the family.
You can also sprinkle the tirtha all over the house.