Hindu Mommy

August 25, 2006

Ganesha hymn

Filed under: Hinduism,Slokas — hindumommy @ 2:13 pm

This is the Ganesha bhajan that we learnt to chant as kids (English meaning in brackets).

Jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh deva
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva.

(Glory to you, O Lord Ganesha!
Born of Parvati, daughter of the Himalayas, and the great Shiva.)

Ek dant dayavant, char bhuja dhari
Mathe par tilak sohe, muse ki savari

(O Lord of compassion, you have a single tusk, four arms,
A vermilion mark of on your forehead, and ride on a mouse)

Pan chadhe, phul chadhe, aur chadhe meva
Ladduan ka bhog lage, sant kare seva.

(People offer you betel leaves, blossoms, fruits
And sweets, while saints and seers worship you.)

Jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh deva,
Mata jaki Parvati, pita Mahadeva…

Andhan ko ankh det, kodhin ko kaya
Banjhan ko putra det, nirdhan ko maya

(You bestow vision on the blind, chastened body on the leprous,
Children on the sterile, and wealth on the destitute)

Surya shaam sharan aye, safal kije seva.

(We pray to thee day and night, please bestow success upon us.)

Jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh, jai Ganesh deva,
Mata jaki Parvati, Pita Mahadeva…



  1. I chanced upon your blog quite by accident on a trip back to India recently and just had to write in to tell you how useful I am finding your blog. Keep up the good work. I will be sure to visit again. Thanks.

    Comment by lotusreads — August 29, 2006 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  2. Thanks for your comment LotusReads. Hearing from people like you makes me feel that I’m not blogging in vain and it is actually productive 🙂

    Comment by hindumommy — August 30, 2006 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Hindumommy
    I just love bhajans and for a long while I’ve been looking for these words and I found it in your blog. I know the tune so I’m going to try singing now!
    Bless you
    Raj Arumugam

    Comment by Raj — October 24, 2006 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

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