Shri Vighnarajam bhaje
Shri Vighnarajam bhaje – bhajeham bhajeham
bhajeham bhaje – thamiha
shankarasutham shankari sutham – thamiha
sundhara mukham – antha
kanthaka sutham – siva
shankari sutham – thamiha
sevita surendra mahaneeya gunasheelam
japatpa samadhi sukha varada – anukulam
bhaavita suramuni gana bhaktha paripalam
bhayankara vishanga matanga kulakalam
kanaka keyura haravali kalitha
gambheera gowragiri shobham sushobham
kamadhi bhaya bharitha mudha madha
kalikalusha kanthitha makhanda prathapam – prathapam
sanaka sukha narada patanjali parashara
mathanga munisanga sallapam – sallapam
sathya para mabja nayanapramudha mukthikara
tathvamasi nithya nigamadhi swarupam
I bow to Lord Ganesha-verily,I seek refuge in That Lord Who is the Remover of all obstacles.
Ever I beseech Him Who bears the head of an Elephant; Who is the Son of Lord Shankara (The Destroyer of the demon Andhaka)and Devi Shankari/Parvati.
I pray to Him, Who is worshipped by Indra-the foremost among the Suras/Devas; Who is the Abode of Virtues; Who Grants boons to His devotees (who approach Him through recitation & penance-culminating in samadhi);Who is meditated upon by Devas,Rishis & other devotees; Who is the Cause of Destruction of poisonous evil (personified as a mad elephant)
I pray to Him,Who is bedecked with ornaments of gold- That Ever Vigilant Lord, Who is the Adornment of Kailasa ; Who is the antithesis of Lust (Kama),arrogance (Mada), irrationality (Moodha) and Who dispels Fear/Bhaya, as He is the All-Powerful, Courageous One;Who is praised by saints like Sanaka, S’uka, Narada, Patanjali, Paraashara and Matanga; Who is the Embodiment of the Ultimate Truth and Bestower of Moksha/Salvation-verily I bow to that Lotus-Eyed Lord!