I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who has one tusk of elephant, Who has a huge body, Who is resplendent like heated-gold, Who has a huge belly, and Who has big beautiful eyes.||1||
I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who has three-threads running across His body, Who sits on a black skin of the antelope, and Whose face is shiny like a baby-moon.||2||
I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who is decorated with colorful jewels on His organs, Who has a colorful garland around His neck, Who can manifest as anything He wants, and Who is the Lord.||3||
I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who has the face of an elephant, Who is better than demi-gods, Who is decorated at His ears, Who holds a rope-cord and stick, and Who is the Lord.||4||
I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who, having ascended on the best mouse, is the immense warrior in the battle between demi-gods and the demons.||5||
I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who is always reverred by the Yaksha, the servants of Kuber, celestial singers, magical beings and knowledge holders, and Who has immensely powerful hands.||6||
I sing praises of the Lord of Gana, Who is the kidnapper of all the obstacles, Who is the Lord, Who becomes an obstacle for all the obstacles, and Who endows us with all the magical powers.||8||
Those who sing this blissful octet on Ganesh, with an ocean of devotion inside, having liberated from all their sins, go towards the Rudra-Loka.||9||
¹According to a story, Kartikeya and Ganesh were asked to tour around the universe and return. Kartikeya immediately set-out on His vehicle peacock but Ganesh just went around Uma (Parvati). His logic was that the whole universe lies inside my Mother, and therefore going around Her is good enough for going around universe.
²The intoxication part is unclear to the translator.
© Stutimandal 2006, Mar 24.