Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vedic - Slokas

Vedic - Slokas

A Sanskrit term shloka also spelt sloka specifically denotes a metered and often rhymed poetic verse or phrase. Shloka is the chief metre used in the Epics. It also connotes and has come to mean a proverb and a form of prayer throughout Indian religions having arisen in the Vedas. Shloka has become equated with Hindu prayer and is often comparable to a proverb and hymn of praise to be sung or chanted in liturgy. Shloka are generally composed in a specified meter, typically part of stotras. The most common form in classical (post-Vedic) poetry is the anustubh, a verse of four padas (feet), each of eight syllables.

What is Sloka?

Sloka is a powerful prayer which conveys the dignity and the omnipotence of God. Sanskrit Shlokas describe God in different forms and their celestial powers. People, who sincerely recite these verses and invoke the God mentally, attain a steady and peaceful mind.

Lord Ganesha Slokas

Khajrana Ganeshji

Lord Ganesha is the one of the most popular gods of the Hindu Religion. Ganesh is known as the eradicator of obstacles and god of beginnings. Lord Ganesha is considered as the first god to be worshipped. Slokas on Lord Ganesha form the part of prayers offered to the lord. Here is a collection of Ganesha Shlokas

"Shuklaambara Dharam Vishnum, Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam

Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet, Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye"

Meaning of Sloka: Lord Ganesha always dressed in white represents purity. He is omnipresent with gray complexion like that of ash glowing with spiritual splendor. The Lord with bright countenance has four arms. I meditate on the God who can destroy all obstacles whether material or spiritual.

"Vakratunda Mahakaaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha

Nirvighnam Kuru Mey Deva, Sarva Kaaryeshu Sarvada"

Meaning of Sloka: Lord Ganesha has a curved trunk with a powerful body. He has the brilliance of a million suns. May the Lord, remove all the problems from the actions I aim to achieve.

"Ekadantam Mahaakaayan, Taptakaajnchanasannibhamh

Lambodaram Vishaalaaxam, Vandeaham Gananaayakamh"

Meaning of Sloka: Obeisance to Lord Ganesha, the one tusked, huge-bodied, big-bellied, and large-eyed God, whose complexion is like that of molten gold. I surrender myself to such great lord.

"Srikantho Mathulo Yasya, Jananee Sarva Mangalaa

Janakaha Sankaro Devaha, Tam Vande' Kunjaraananam"

Meaning of Sloka: The lord, for whom Lord Vishnu is the Uncle, whose mother is the divine auspicious one, Parvati and whose father is Lord Shiva. I offer salutations to Sri Ganesha, the Omkara.

"Prasanna Vinaayakam Devam, Perivana Pura Samsthitham

Sarva Vigna Haram Nithyam, Vandhe Sri Kunjaraananam"

Meaning of Sloka: The Lord Sri Prasanna Vinaayaka, who lives in his Temple of Pearland; one who removes all obstacles of all his devotees at all times; one who has the Omkara face of the elephant. I pray to the divine Ganesha.

"Agajaanana Padmaarkam, Gajaananam Aharnisham

Anekadantham Bhaktaanaam, Ekadantam Upaasmahey"

Meaning of Sloka: Lord Ganesha, the elephant faced is like sun to the lotus face of Mother Parvati. The single tusked Ganesha is the giver of boons. I salute the great lord to grant us a boon.

"Ganaanaam Twam Ganapathi Gam Havaamahe

Kavim Kaveenaam Upamasra Vastamam

Jyeshta Raajam Brahmanaam Brahmanaspatha

Aanashrunvanna Oothibhi Seedha Saadanam"

Meaning of Sloka: The Lord of spiritual faith, son of Lord Shiva, is the wisest among the wise. Ganesha has no comparison. He is the senior Lord of the Vedic mantras, who listens to the devotee's prayers. I invite Lord Ganesha to visit my home with prosperous things and be seated here.

Mudakaratha Mothakam Sadaa vimukthi

Sadhakam; Kaladhara vadhamshakam Vilasi

Loka Rakshakam; Anaayakaika Naayakam

Vinasi Dhebha Dhaithyakam; Nadashu Bhasu

Nasakam Namamitham Vinaayakam

Meaning of Sloka: With joy he holds modaka in His hand. He readily bestows salvation. He wears the moon as an ornament. He protects the destitute. He is the leaderless supreme leader. He destroyed the elephant demon. That 'Vinakaya' Lord Ganesha I worship.

Mooshika Vaahana Modhaka Hastha Chaamara

Karna Vilambitha Suthra Vaamana Roopa

Maheshwara Puthra Vigna Vinaayaka Paadha Namasthey

Meaning of Sloka: He who has the mouse as the vahana, He who always keeps Modhak, He who has ears that resemble a hand held fan, He who wears a chain-like ornament around his waist, He who is short statured, He who is the son of Lord Maheshwara. O! Lord Vinayaka who is all the above and he who removes all impediments(vignas), We worship your Divine Feet

Vidyaarthee Lapthey Vidyaam; Dhanaarthee

Lapathey Dhanam; Puthraarthee Lapathey

Puthraan; Mokshaarthee Lapathey Gathim

Meaning of Sloka: One who aspires wisdom attains it One who aspires wealth attains it One who aspires a son attains him and One who aspires moksha attains it.

Gajaananam Bootha Ganaathi Sayvitham

Kapitha Jumbu Phala saara Bakshitham Umaa

Sutham Shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam Namaami

Vigneshwara Paadha Pankajam

Meaning of Sloka: I prostrate myself before the lotus feet of Vigneshvara (Ganesha), the son of Uma, who destroys sorrow, who is served by the host of angels, who has the face of an elephant, who partakes of the essence of kapittha and jambu fruits.

To view and learn Ganapathy slokam


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