Jai Shri Ganesha! ૐ
Implant in your intelligence the worshipful feet of Uma-Sankara’s son, the first-born, elephant-faced, elegant One with twin white tusks curved like the crescent moon. He is wisdom’s embodiment.
If you but utter Ganapati, our Lord’s name, the gaunt karmic ills that bind us fast will become loose; the Lord of Death himself will in submission raise his hands in worship. Therefore, dutifully utter daily Ganapati’s gracious name which will, without fail, your karmic bonds sever.
TIRUJÑÅNA SAMBANDAR’S TIRUKKATAIKKAPPU
The bountiful Being who reigns over Vallivalam’s shrine, united with Uma-Mahesvari, the Mother of the Universe, manifesting in manifold forms, bestowed upon His devotees the elephant-visaged God in order to remove their obstacles and impediments and to confer His grace upon all who follow the eternal Saivite path.
Those who worship the redeeming feet of the single-tusked, elephant-visaged Lord of the heavenly hosts, who recorded with His tusk the Mahâbhârata battle upon the snowcapped hills of the Himalayan mountains, will gain great glory, attain their hearts’ desires and become freed from the fetters of karma.
Those who worship without fail the grace-granting feet of Ganesa with flowers fresh and fragrant shall acquire eloquence of speech and fruitful friendship—besides gaining the graceful glance of the lotus-seated Lakshmi’s eyes, which will ensure every human happiness on earth.
I shall offer to you, O Lord, the delicacies four: fresh milk, pure honey, cane sugar with cereals mixed, O elephant-visaged, bright-jewelled Lord of the Universe, if you will enrich me with the triple treasured Tamil tongue acclaimed by the ancient academies.
KABILADEVAR’S IRATTAI MANI MALAI
Vinâyaka cuts asunder the very roots of all human suffering and sorrow. Vinâyaka destroys all desires. Vinâyaka is Lord indeed of heaven and earth. Surrender, therefore, unto Him with hearts that melt with devotion.
KABILADEVAR’S IRATTAI MANI MALAI
Your words and deeds shall with success meet. Eloquence and eminence shall be your rewards. Therefore, worship Him even as the celestials raise their hands high in adoration and love of the elephant-visaged Vinâyaka, the matchless Lord.
NAKKIRADEVA NAYANAR’S VINÅYAKA AHAVAL
O first-born son of Siva who adorns His head with sacred ashes, beloved of Umâsundarî, Kumâran’s companion, beloved of Hari! O dark-hued, elephant-visaged, elegant Lord of heavenly hosts, my divine guru, unto you, O Lord, I surrender myself. O matchless Lord! Embodiment of wisdom and all excellence—O portly Ganapati, unto your golden feet I surrender myself. O precious jewel bright! O heavenly light! O Lord of the universe, I surrender unto you.
FROM NAMBI ANDAR NAMBI
You are indeed my father and mother both, my kith and kin—the infinite Lord, wisdom’s embodiment, substance of all sound and the Vedas four. You are indeed Hari and the lotus-seated Brahma, Sakti and Sadasiva, the triune beings. The dauntless destroyer of the roving cities three, that dared to defy you! You are the Lord of heaven and earth, devotion and its binding force, moksha and its meaning. O matchless Lord! My life is yours, and you are my sole support. But for your grace, friends I’ve none. O Indwelling Lord, I’ll speak only of your glory!
In order that, O man, the heavens and earth may prosper and thrive, the Vedic ways endure and the sacred Tamil tongue be renowned the world over, worship without fail the sagacious, five-handed, triple-eyed, elephant-visaged Vinâyaka of victory.
KASSIYAPPA SIVÅCHÅRYÂ’S KANDAPURÅNAM
In order that your birth becomes free of its fetter and you attain with ease human perfection on earth, worship, O man, with devotion true the flower-like feet of the triple-eyed, elephant-visaged divine guru, Mahâganapati, who grants without fail all your wishes.