Ganapathi Atharva Sheersham – Verse 9 and 10

9.Ekadantam Chaturhastam Pashmankushdharinam | Radam Cha Varadam Hasteibribhranam Mushakadwajam | Raktam Lambodaram Shurpakarnakam Raktavasasam | Raktagandhanuliptangam Raktapushpai Supujitam | Bhaktanukampinam Devam Jagatkarnamchutam | Aavirbhutam Cha Shrushtyadou Prakrute Purushatparam | Evam Dhyayati Yo Nityam Sa Yogi Yoginam Varah

•Ekadantam – the one who has single tusk; chaturhastham- the one who has 4 palms; pasham-anghusha-dharinam- the one who has the rope of pasha, anghusham and adorns it;
•radam-the one with tusk, cha-and, varadam- grants boon; hasteir- with his palms; bribhranam- offering or bestowing]; mushaka-dwajam-mouse as his emblem;
•raktam-red in colour; lambodharam-having a big belly; shurpa-karnakam- having a crooked ear like that of an elephant, karnakam refers to ears, rakta-vasasam- adorned in red clothes],
•rakta-gandha-anu-liptha-angam – refers to his body being red in color; rakta-pushpai-supujitam- people worship him with red flowers (hibiscus is red and is a preferred flower)];
•bhakta-anu-kampinam-devam- bhakta refers to the devotee, anu-kampinam refers to compassion and devata means the deva or divinely]; jagat-karanam-achyutam- the cause of the imperishable world (achyutam refers to imperishable)];
•avir-bhutam-cha-shrishti-adhao-prakrute-purushat-param – avir bhutam denotes manifest, adhao- denotes in the beginning, prakruti- refers to the maya; purusha-refers to brahman, param – refers to the highest
•evam-dhayati-yo-nityam-sa-yoginam-varah- whoever, mediates on you daily becomes the yogi and you bestows boon.

Meaning:

Lord Ganesh, who has one tusk(on right side), who has four hands, in upper right hand who is holding noose, in left upper hand goad. In lower left hand, who is holding elephant’s tooth(ekadanta), right lower hand is giving blessings, granting boon, having the mouse as him emblem, red in color, who is having big stomach, whose ears are like a small sift pan, who is wearing red colored cloths, who’s body is smeared with red sandalwood paste, who is worshipped with red flowers, who is always does favour and keeps kindness towards his devotees, who created this world, who is everlasting and who is the cause of the universe, who is beyond the primordial energy and individual soul. Whoever meditates on him, always be a yogi and is the best amongst the yogis.

10.Om Namo Vratapataye Namo Ganapataye Namaha Pramathpataye Namaste Astu Lambodaraya-Ekadantaya Vighnashine Shivasutaya Shri Varadamurtaye Namo Namaha

Namo- salutation; Vrata-pataye- the lord of lords; namo- salutation; ganapataye- the leader of the ganas; namo-salutation; pramatha-pataye- the leader of the chief of soldiers and sages; namo-salutation; astu-lambodharaya- to the one who has a big belly; ekadantaya- the one who has single tusk; vigna-nashine- the one who removes all vignas or obstacles; sri- the auspicious; varada-murtaye- the one who gives blessings; namaha- unto him salutations.

Meaning:

Salutation to the Lord of gods. Salutation to Ganapati (the supreme authority of total divine knowledge). Salutation to leader or chief of the soldiers and sages. Salutation to the big bellied (Lambodara), who is having one tusk, Salutation to Ekadanta. Again and again Salutation to God Shiva’s son who destroys all obstacles and Varadamurti. A lord who always give blessings to his devotees.

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