Shri Ganesh Stotram or Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram is one of the most effective prayer to Lord Ganesha. Ganesha Stotram is taken from the Narada Purana. It eliminates all sorts of problems. Chanting Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram daily frees a person from all kinds of impediments and destroys all sorrows. Sankat in hindi means problem and Nashanam means to remove forever. So , by chanting this Stotram one can remove their problems forever. In Sankata Nashanam Ganapati Stotram, Sage Narada explains the magnificence of Lord Ganesh. Sage Narada says that every person should bow his head and worship Lord Ganesha and ask for longevity and elimination of all problems.Lord Ganesha’s different names should be called out including Vakratund, Ekdant, Krishna Pingaksh, Gajvakra, Lambodar, Chata Vikat, Vighna Rajendra, Dhumravarna, Bhalchandra, Vinayak, Ganpati etc. These twelve names should be worshipped in all three time periods of the day. This frees a person from any sort of fear. Lord Ganesha’s worship fulfills all desires. A person looking for money becomes rich, a person looking for knowledge acquires it and a person looking for salvation attains it. It is believed that this stotram starts providing results within six months. In one year, a person will surely receives auspicious results.
श्री संकट नाशन गणेश स्तोत्र
Shri Sankat Nashanam Ganesha Stotram
Sage Narada told
प्रणम्य शिरसा देवं गौरीपुत्रं विनायकम् ।
भक्तावासं स्मरेन्नित्यमायुः कामार्थसिद्धये ।।1।।
Pranamya shirasa devam Gauri putram Vinayakam.
Bhakthavasam smaretrityamayuh kama artha sidhaye ||1||
The learned one, who wishes, For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head to, Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Goddess Parvathi
प्रथमं वक्रतुडं च एकदन्तं द्वितीयकम् ।
तृतीयं कृष्णपिंगाक्षं गजवक्त्रं चतुर्थकम् ।।2।।
Prathamam Vakratundam cha, Ekadantam dwitiyakam.
Tritiyam Krushna Pingaksham,Gajavaktram Chaturthakam ||2||
Think him first as god with broken tusk, Second as the Lord with one tusk, Third as the one with reddish black eyes, Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
लम्बोदरं पंचमं च षष्ठ विकटमेव च ।
सप्तमं विघ्नराजेन्द्रं धूम्रवर्णं तथाष्टमम् ।।3।।
Lambodaram Panchamam cha ,Sashtam Vikatamev cha.
Saptamam Vignarajam cha,Dhoomravarnam tathashtamam ||3||
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 remover of obstacles, Eighth as the one who is of the colour of smoke.
नवमं भालचन्द्रं च दशमं तु विनायकम् ।
एकादशं गणपतिं द्वादशं तु गजाननम् ।।4।।
Navamam Bhalchandram cha, Dashamam tu Vinayakam.
Ekadasham Ganapatim, Dwadasham tu Gajananam ||4||
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
द्वादशैतानि नामानि त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेन्नरः ।
न च विध्नभयं तस्य सर्वसिद्धिकरं परम् ।।5।।
Dwadasaithani namani,Trisandhyam yah pathenara.
Na cha vighna bhayam tasya,Sarvsiddhi karam param ||5||
Any one reading these twelve names, At dawn, noon and dusk, Will never have fear of defeat, And would always achieve whatever he wants.
विद्यार्थी लभते विद्यां धनार्थी लभते धनम् ।
पुत्रार्थी लभते पुत्रान्मोक्षार्थी लभते गतिम् ।।6।।
Vidhyarthi labhate Vidhyam,Danarthi labhate Dhanam.
Putrarthi labhate Putran,Moksharthi labhate Gateem ||6||
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
जपेग्दणपतिस्तोत्रं षड् भिर्मासैः फ़लं लभेत् ।
संवत्सरेण सिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशयः ।।7।।
Japet Ganapati stotram,Shadbhirmasai phalam labheth.
Samvatsarena sidhim cha,Labhate natra sanshaya ||7||
Results of chanting this prayer, Of Ganapati will be visible within six months,
And within a year, he would get all wishes fulfilled, And there is no doubt about this.
अष्टभ्यो ब्राह्मणेभ्यश्च लिखित्वा यः समर्पयेत् ।
तस्य विद्या भवेत् सर्वा गणेशस्य प्रसादतः ।।8।।
Ashtabhyo Brahmoyashr Likihitwa yh samarpayet.
Tasya Vidhya bhavetsarva Ganeshasya Prasadatah ||8||
One who gives this prayer, In writing to Eight wise people,And offers it to Lord Ganesha,
Will become knowledgeable,And would be blessed with all stellar qualities, By the grace of Lord Ganesha .
|| इति श्री नारदपुराणे संकटनाशनम गणेश स्तोत्रम सम्पूर्णम ||
|| Iti Shri Narad Purane Sankat nashanam Ganesha Stotram Sampurnam ||
Thus ends the prayer from Narada Purana to Ganesha which would destroy all sorrows.