Monday, July 6, 2015

sloka on Sri Ganesha - from Rig Veda (2.23.1)

 
Sri Ganesha

गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे
कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम्
ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणाम् ब्रह्मणस्पत
नः शृण्वन्नूतिभिःसीदसादनम्
महागणाधिपतये नमः
Om Gannaanaam Tvaa Ganna-Patim Hava-Amahe
Kavim Kaviinaam-Upama-Shravas-Tamam |
Jyessttha-Raajam Brahmannaam Brahmannas-Pata
Aa Nah Shrnnvan-Nuutibhih-Siida-Saadanam ||
Om Mahaa-Ganna-Adhipataye Namah ||

Meaning:
1: Om, O Ganapati, To You Who are the Lord of the Ganas (Celestial Attendants or Followers), we Offer our Sacrificial Oblations,
2: You are the Wisdom of the Wise and the Uppermost in Glory,
3: You are the Eldest Lord (i.e. ever Unborn) and is of the Nature of Brahman (Absolute Consciousness); You are the Embodiment of the Sacred Pranava (Om),
4: Please come to us by Listening to our Prayers and be Present in the Seat of this Sacred Sacrificial Altar.
5: Om, our Prostrations to the Mahaganadhipati (the Great Lord of the Ganas).