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Ganesh Stava by Brahma Vishnu Mahesh from Ganesh Purana

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Gaṇapatistavaḥ

Brahmā Viṣṇu and Maheśa spoke: We should worship Gaṇeśa, Who is unborn, Who is free from change, Who is beyond taking forms (or actions), Who is unique, Who is without a support, Who is without a second, Who is bliss, Who is complete, Who is supreme, Who is beyond qualities, Who is absolute, Who is without passion, Who is supreme, and Who is Brahman.[1]

We should worship Gaṇeśa, Who is beyond qualities, Who is the first one, Who is the bliss of soul, Who shines forth the soul (manifestations), Who can reach everywhere, Who is attainable with knowledge, Who is fit for meditation by muni, Who is like ether (omnipresent), Who is the supreme-lord, Who is supreme, and Who is Brahman.[2]

We should worship Gaṇeśa, Who is the reason behind the (manifested) world, Who is without a reason or lack of knowledge, Who is the beginning of demi-gods, Who is the beginning of bliss, Who is the beginning of time, Who is the lord of tormentors (of Śiva), Who pervades the entire world, Who is fit for worship by the entire world, Who is the Lord of demi-gods, Who is supreme, and Who is Brahman.[3]

We bow to Gaṇeśa,2 Who is knower of Veda, Who is always adhering in kārya (conduct), Whose form is to be meditated in mind, Who is the creator of the world, Who is the abode of all knowledge, and Who is always essentially Brahman.[4]

We bow to Gaṇeśa, Who is always associated with sattva, Who is happily playful (or playing), Who is the absolver of the enemy of demi-gods, and Who causes the protection of the world, Whose manifestations are many, Who is absolver of the ill-knowledge about Self, and Who is always manifested as Viṣṇu.[5]

We bow to Gaṇeśa, Who is associated with tamoguṇa, Who is manifested Rudra, Who has three eyes, Who is the holder of the world, Who is the absolver,3 Who is the means to knowledge, many āgama (śruti) are His own, Who is causing realization to men, and Who is always manifested as Śarva (Śiva).[6]

We bow to Gaṇeśa, Who is the absolver of darkness-smoke, Who is the absolver of ignorance of men, Who is the essence of three Veda, Who is beyond the Parabrahman, Who is the doer (giver) of knowledge to muni, Who is situated far from the three-qualities, Who is always manifested as the Sun.[7]

We bow to Gaṇeśa, Who is satisfying (quenching) by the stream of own medicine (auṣadha) from hand, Who is satisfying demi-gods by kalā (art), Who is the absolver of heat caused by the rays of the Sun by the shower of nectar (like cool rays), Who is the Lord of twice-born, and Who is manifested as the Moon.[8]

We bow to Gaṇeśa, Who is manifested as light, Who is manifested as sky and wind, Who is the creator of the three-qualities, Who is older than (prior to) five-elements and time, Who is manifested as many actions and many powers, and Who is always manifested as Śakti.[9]

We bow to Gaṇeśa, Who is manifested as pradhāna, Who is manifested as mahattattva, Who is manifested as the Earth and the Water, Who is manifested as the directions and the lords, Who is manifested as illusion (asat) and truth (sat), Who is the King for the sake of the world, and Who is always manifested as the world.[10]

Men should affix their mind in the two-feet of Yours and they will not get any afflictions from the manyfold obstacles. When You are situated like the shining Sun, Which is very large, then how can darkness like obstacle present (itself) to the men![11]

Having not obtained Your feet with the help of various jñānayoga (unison with essential knowledge), we are wandering since many numerous years. Now, because of indeed Your grace we have obtained Your feet. O Viśvambhara and Primordial Gaṇeśa! Protect us, who are always fallen at your feet.[12]

O Mahāmuni! Gaṇeśa thus eulogized became satisfied. By His benevolence, I begin to pray to Him for obtaining supreme knowledge.[13]

Footnotes:

1 We apologize for the extreme delay in the special poem for Ganesh Chaturthi this year.

2 The meaning of rajoyogato brahmarūpaṁ is unclear to the translator.

3 In Vārāṇasī, Śiva is known as Tārakeśvara.

References

Poet: Brahmā Viṣṇu Maheśvara

Book: Gaṇeśapurāṇam

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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