Shree Ganesha Shloka - 02

Ganesha Shloka - Gajaananam BhuutagaNaadisevitam


Gajaananam BhuutagaNaadisevitam
kapittha Jambuuphala Chaaru bhaxitam.h |
Umaasutam ShokavinaashakaaraNam
Namaami vighneshvarapaadapaNkajam.h

 Meaning of the Shloka :

  • I bow to Lord Ganesha who has an elephant head, who is attended by the band of his followers, who eats his favorite wood-apple and rose-apple fruits, who is the son of Goddess Uma (Parvati), who is the cause of destruction of all sorrow. And I salute to his feets which are like lotus.

Word by Word Meaning of the Shloka :

  • Gajananam - Gaja means elephant and anan means face or mouth. The elephant faced god.
  • Bhoota Ganadhi Sevitam - Bhuta means soul and gana means servants, meaning come to be served by Celestial Attendants or Followers.
  • Kapittha Jambu Phalacharu Bhakshanam - means who Eats the Core of Kapittha (Wood Apple) and Jambu (Rose Apple) fruits.
  • Uma Sutam - means son of Uma ( Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva and is also considered as adi shakti).
  • Shoka Vinasha Karanam - means the one who can destroy all the reasons of the sadness.
  • Namami Vigneshwarpad Pankajam - Namami means Bow or Prostrate; Vigneshwarpaad pankajam is the Lotus feet.  I Prostrate at the Lotus-Feet of Vigneshwara ( the God Who Removes Obstacles ).

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