Shri Ganesha Stotram or Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram is a prayer to Lord Ganesha which would destroy all sorrows. Sankata Nashanam Ganesha Stotra is taken from the Narada Purana.
As the name indicates, the SANKATA HARA GANESHA STOTRAM is a very powerful Slokam. This sloka is chanted daily for three times (at least once) to get rid of all the SANKATAs ( problems ). Hara means – killing. All the problems get destroyed by chanting this Stotra of Lord Ganesha. The number is 3 very dear to Lord Ganesha. Hence, it is desirable to chant this thrice if possible. Praying this Stotram will help to get knowledge, wealth, get salvation and all wishes fulfilled.
Ganesh Stotra in Sanskrit:
प्रणम्यं शिरसा देव गौरीपुत्रं विनायकम।
प्रथमं वक्रतुंडंच एकदंतं द्वितीयकम।
तृतीयं कृष्णं पिङा्क्षं गजवक्त्रं चतुर्थकम।।2।।
लम्बोदरं पंचमं च षष्ठं विकटमेव च।
सप्तमं विघ्नराजेन्द्रं धूम्रवर्ण तथाष्टकम् ।।3।।
नवमं भालचन्द्रं च दशमं तु विनायकम।
एकादशं गणपतिं द्वादशं तु गजाननम।।4।।
द्वादशैतानि नामानि त्रिसंध्य य: पठेन्नर:।
न च विघ्नभयं तस्य सर्वासिद्धिकरं प्रभो।।5।।
विद्यार्थी लभते विद्यां धनार्थी लभते धनम्।
पुत्रार्थी लभते पुत्रान् मोक्षार्थी लभते गतिम् ।।6।।
जपेद्वगणपतिस्तोत्रं षड्भिर्मासै: फलं लभेत्।
संवत्सरेण सिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशय: ।।7।।
अष्टभ्यो ब्राह्मणेभ्यश्च लिखित्वां य: समर्पयेत।
तस्य विद्या भवेत्सर्वा गणेशस्य प्रसादत:।।8।।
Ganesh Stotra in English:
Pranamya shirasa devam Gauri putram Vinayakam.
Bhakthavasam smaretrityamayuh kama artha sidhaye ||1||
Prathamam Vakratundam cha, Ekadantam dwitiyakam.
Tritiyam Krushna Pingaksham,Gajavaktram Chaturthakam ||2||
Lambodaram Panchamam cha ,Sashtam Vikatamev cha.
Saptamam Vignarajam cha,Dhoomravarnam tathashtamam ||3||
Navamam Bhalchandram cha, Dashamam tu Vinayakam.
Ekadasham Ganapatim, Dwadasham tu Gajananam ||4||
Dwadasaithani namani,Trisandhyam yah pathenara.
Na cha vighna bhayam tasya,Sarvsiddhi karam param ||5||
Vidhyarthi labhate Vidhyam,Danarthi labhate Dhanam.
Putrarthi labhate Putran, Moksharthi labhate Gateem ||6||
Japet Ganapati stotram,Shadbhirmasai phalam labheth.
Samvatsarena sidhim cha, Labhate natra sanshaya ||7||
Ashtabhyo Brahmoyashr Likihitwa yh samarpayet.
Tasya Vidhya bhavetsarva Ganeshasya Prasadatah ||8||
|| Iti Shri Narad Purane Sankat nashanam Ganesha Stotram Sampurnam ||
The learned one, who wishes,
For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head,
Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Parvathy.
Think him first as god with broken tusk,
Second as the God with one tusk,
Third as the one with reddish black eyes,
Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
Fifth as the one who has a very broad paunch,
Sixth as the one who is cruel to his enemies,
Seventh as the one who is the remover of obstacles,
Eighth as the one who is of the colour of smoke.
Ninth as the one who crescent in his forehead,
Tenth as the one, who is the leader of remover of obstacles,
Eleventh as the leader of the army of Lord Shiva,
And twelfth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
Anyone reading these twelve names,
At dawn, noon and dusk,
Will never have fear of defeat,
And would always achieve whatever he wants.
One who pursues education will get knowledge,
One who wants to earn money will get money,
One who wishes for a son will get a son,
And one who wants salvation will get salvation.
Results of chanting this prayer,
Of Ganapathi will be got within six months,
And within a year, he would get all wishes fulfilled,
And there is no doubt about this.
One who gets this prayer,
Written by Eight Brahmanas,
And offers it to Lord Ganesha,
Will become knowledgeable,
And would be blessed with all stellar qualities,
By the grace of Lord Ganesha.
Thus ends the prayer to Ganesha from Narada Purana which would destroy all sorrows.