Song: mudakkarAtha mOdakam
rAgam: rAga mAlika
tAlam: Adi or (catushra Eka)
Composer: Adi Shankara
Genre: Carnatic | Indian
Event: April 17 2010 Guru Sishya Concert at Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, CA
1 Mudakaratha Modakam Sada Vimukthi Sadhakam
Kaladaravathamskam Vilasi Lokarakshakam
Anaayakaik Nayakam Vinashithebha Dhyathakam
Natha shubhashu Nashakam Namami Tham Vinayakam
Meaning: I prostrate before Lord Vinaayaka who joyously holds modaka in His hand, who bestows salvation, who wears the moon as a crown in His head, who is the sole leader of those who lose themselves in the world. The leader of the leaderless who destroyed the elephant demon called Gajaasura and who quickly destroys the sins of those who bow down to Him, I worship such a Lord Ganesh.
2 Nathetharathi Bheekaram Namodhitharka Bhaswaram
Namthsurari Nirjaram Nathadikaa Paduddaram
Sureswaram Nidhishwaram Gajeswaram Ganeswaram
Maheshwaram Thvamashraye Parathparam Nirantharam
Meaning: I meditate eternally on Him, the Lord of the Ganas, who is frightening to those not devoted, who shines like the morning sun, to whom all the Gods and demons bow, who removes the great distress of His devotees and who is the best among the best.
3 Samastha Loka Shankaram Nirastha Dhaithya Kunjaram
Daretharodaram Varam VareBhavakthra Maksharam
Krupakaram Kshamakaram Mudhakaram Yashaskaram
Manaskaram Namskrutham Namskaromi Bhaswaram
Meaning: I bow down with my whole mind to the shining Ganapati who brings happiness to all the worlds, who destroyed the demon Gajasura, who has a big belly, beautiful elephant face, who is immortal, who gives mercy, forgiveness and happiness to those who bow to Him and who bestows fame and a well disposed mind.
4 Akincha narthi marjanam Chirantha Nokthi Bhajanam
Purari Purva Nandanam Surari Gurva Charvanam
Prapancha nasha Bheeshanam Dhananjayadi Bhooshanam
Kapola Danavaranam Bhaje Purana Varanam
Meaning: I worship the ancient elephant God who destroys the pains of the poor, who is the abode of Aum, who is the first son of Lord Shiva (Shiva who is the destroyer of triple cities), who destroys the pride of the enemies of the Gods, who is frightening to look at during the time of world’s destruction, who is fierce like an elephant in rut and who wears Dhananjaya and other serpents as his ornaments.
5 Nithantha Kantha Dhantha Khanthi Mantha Kantha Kathmajam
Achinthya Roopa Manthaheena Mantharaya Krunthanam
Hrudanthare Nirantharam Vasanthameva Yoginam
Thamekadantha Mevatham Vichintha Yami Santhatham
Meaning: I constantly reflect upon that single tusked God only, whose lustrous tusk is very beautiful, who is the son of Lord Shiva, (Shiva, the God of destruction), whose form is immortal and unknowable, who tears asunder all obstacles, and who dwells forever in the hearts of the Yogis.
6 Maha Ganesha Pancharathna Madarena Yonvaham
Prjalpathi Prabhathake Hrudismaram Ganeswaram
Arogathaam Dhoshathaam Susahitheem Suputhratham
Samahithaayu rashta Bhoothi mabhu paithi Soochiraath
Meaning: He who recites this every morning with devotion, these five gems about Lord Ganapati and who remembers in his heart the great Ganesha, will soon be endowed with a healthy life free of blemishes, will attain learning, noble sons, a long life that is calm and pleasant and will be endowed with spiritual and material prosperity.