In this Sankat Nashak Ganesh Stotra, Narad explains the magnificence of Lord Ganesha. Narad says that every person should bow his head and worship Lord Ganesha to ask for longevity and the 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 was worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Devi, Kumara, Vishvamitra the sage, etc. This shows that Ganesha is the Supreme Being. Lord Ganapati is the chief of the hosts of the gods. He is omniscient and behind the wise. He is of infinite glory and lord of the Vedas, So by being devoted to Him we can rest assured that He will take care of all our needs, both secular and spiritual.
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 stotra provides results within six months. In one year, a person receives auspicious results. A person who writes this Sankat Nashak Ganesh Stotra and gives it to eight Brahmanas receives vast knowledge.
Sankat Nashak Ganesh Stotra Text
श्री गणेशाय नमः।
नारद उवाच ।
प्रणम्य शिरसा देवं गौरीपुत्रं विनायकम् ।
भक्तावासं स्मरेनित्यं आयुःकामार्थसिद्धये ।
The learned one, who wishes, For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head, Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Goddess Parvathi.
प्रथमं वक्रतुण्डं च एकदन्तं द्वितीयकम् ।
तृतीयं कृष्णपिंगाक्षं गजवक्त्रं चतुर्थकम् ।
Think of him first as a god with broken tusk,
Second as the Lord with one tusk,
Third as the one with reddish black eyes,
Fourth is the one who has the face of an elephant.
लम्बोदरं पञ्चमं च षष्ठं विकटमेव च ।
सप्तमम विघ्नराजेन्द्रं धूम्रवर्णं तथाष्टमम्।
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 the remover of obstacles,
Eighth is the one who is of the color of smoke.
नवमं भालचन्द्रं च दशमं तु विनायकम् ।
एकादशं गणपतिं द्वादशं तु गजाननम् ।
Ninth as the one who crescents in his forehead,
Tenth as the one, who is the leader of the 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.
Benefits Sankat Nashan Ganesh Stotra
द्वादशैतानि नामानि त्रिसंध्यं यः पठेन्नरः।
न च विघ्नभयं तस्य सर्वसिद्धिकरः प्रभुः ।
Anyone reading these twelve names,
At dawn, noon, and dusk, Will never have fear of defeat,
And would always achieve whatever he wants.
विधार्थी लभते विध्यां धनार्थी लभते धनम् ।
पुत्रार्थी लभते पुत्रान्मोक्षार्थी लभते गतिम् ।
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.
जपेत् गणपतिस्तोत्रं षडभिर्मासैः फलं लभेत् ।
संवत्सरेण सिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशयः ।
Results of chanting this prayer,
Of Ganapati will be got within six months,
And within a year, he would get all wishes fulfilled,
And there is no doubt about this.
अष्टेभ्यो ब्राह्म्णेश्च लिखित्वा यः समर्पयेत् ।
तस्य विध्या भवेत्सर्वा गणेशस्य प्रसादतः ।
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 Ganesh.
ॐ श्री नारदपुराणे संकटनाशनं गणेशस्तोत्रं संपूर्णम् ।।
इन बारह नामों का जो मनुष्य तीनों सन्धायों (प्रातः, मध्यान्ह और सांयकाल) में पाठ करता है, हे प्रभु ! उसे किसी प्रकार के विध्न का भय नहीं रहता, इस प्रकार का स्मरण सब सिद्धियाँ देनेवाला है ।। इससे विद्याभिलाषी विद्या, धनाभिलाषी धन, पुत्रेच्छु पुत्र तथा मुमुक्षु मोक्षगति प्राप्त कर लेता है ।। इस गणपति स्तोत्र का जप करे तो छहः मास में इच्छित फल प्राप्त हो जाता है तथा एक वर्ष में पूर्ण सिद्धि प्राप्त हो जाती है – इसमें किसी प्रकार का संदेह नहीं है ।। जो मनुष्य इसे लिखकर आठ ब्राह्मणों को समर्पण करता है, गणेश जी की कृपा से उसे सब प्रकार की विद्या प्राप्त हो जाती है ।।