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Post by kunjamma » 15 Aug 2009, 23:59

dear members it would be really nice if some one could give the word to word meaning of the foll.song of shankar mahadevan ----- Gananayaka Ganadaivataya Ganadaksha Yadhimahi Guna shariraya Guna Manditaya Guneshanay Dhimahi Gunaditaya Gunadhishaya Guna pravishtaya Dhimahai Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dhimahi {Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dhimahi}-chorus Gaanachaturaya ganaapranaya gaanantaratmane gaanot sukhay Gaanamattaya gannott sukha mana se Guru pujitaya, Guru daivataya, Guru kulasthaine Guru Vikramaya, Guiyya pravaraya Gurave guna gura ve Gurudaitya kalakchetre, Guru dharma sada rakdhyaya Guru putra paritratre Guru pakhand khand khaya Geet saraya, Geet tatvaya Geet kotraya dhimahi Gudha gulfaya, Gandha Mattaya Gojaya pradaya dhimahi Gunaditaya Gunadhishaya Guna pravishtaya Dhimahai Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dhimahi {Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dhimahi}-chorus {Gandharva rajaya gandhaya Gandharva gana shravan pranaime Gaadha anuragaya granthaya geetaya grantatarth tanmaiye gurileee?. Gunavateee.. ganapatayeee..}- chorus Granta geetaya granta geyaya grantanta ratamane Geeta leenay geetaa shrayaya Geetavadya vadya padave, dheya charitaya gaya gavaraya Gandharvapri krupe gayakadhina vighra haya Gangajala pranayavate Gauri stanamadhaya Gauri hridaya nandanaya Gaur bhanu sukhaya Gauri ganeshwaraya Gauri Pranyaya Gauri pravanaya Gaur bhavaya dhimahi Ohasa hastraya gowardanaya gopa gopaya dhimahi Gunaditaya Gunadhishaya Guna pravishtaya Dhimahai Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dhimahi {Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dhimahi}-singer and chorus together Less
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Post by VK RAMAN » 16 Aug 2009, 02:57

The lyrics are given in good format. This should help in translation:

Gananayakaya - 'Sri Ganeshay Dheemahi'
- Om - OM - Om -

GananAyakaaya Ganatheivataaya GanAthiakshaaya Dheemahi
Gunashathiraaya Gunamanditaaya GuneshAnaaya Dheemahi
GunAtheetaaya GunAtheeshaaya
Gunapravishtaaya Dheemahi

Eka Dhantaaya Vaktratundaaya
Gowri TanayAya Dheemahi
GajeshAnaaya BhAla Chandraaya
Shree GaneshAya Dheemahi (2)

GhAna Chaturaaya GhAna PrAnaaya GhanAntarAthmaney
GAnothsukaaya GAnamattaaya GAnothsukamanasey
Guru Poojitaaya Guru Theivataaya Guru KulastrAyiney
Guru Vikramaaya Khuiya Pravaraaya Guravey Guna Guravey

Guru Theikha Kala Cheiprey
Guru Dharma SadaarA Thiaya
Guru Puttra Paari ThrAtrey
Guru Pa Khandha Thandha Kaaya

Geeta SAraaya Geeta Tatvaaya Geeta Tothtraaya Dheemahi
GUdha Gulfaaya Gantha Mattaaya gOjaya Pradhaaya Dheemahi
GunAtheetaaya GunAatheeshaaya GunapravIshtaaya Dheemahi

Eka Dhantaaya Vaktratundaaya
Gowri TanayAya Dheemahi
GajeshAnaaya BhAla Chandraaya
Shree GaneshAya Dheemahi

[Varuvarajaaya Ghanthaaya
Varuva Ganashravana Pranayeeney
Ghanaruragaaya Granthaaya
Geetaaya Grantartta Tatvavivey
Guyeeney.....Gunavathey.....Ganapathayeh]

Grantha Geethaaya Grantha Geyaaya GrantAnta rAthmaney
Geeta Neenaaya GeetA Shrayaaya GeetavAtya Pattavey
Geya Chantaaya GAya Kavaraaya Gandharva Priyakruthey
Gaaya KAthena Vikrahaaya GanggA Jalapranayavathey

Gowri Stanandanaaya
Gowri Hridayanandanaaya
Gowra BAnu Suthaaya
Gowri GaneshwarAya

Gowri Pranayaaya Gowri Pravanaaya Gowra BhavAya Dheemahi
Mosha HastrAya Govardhanaaya Gobha Gobhaaya Dheemahi
GunAtheetaaya GunAtheeshaaya GunApravishtaaya Dheemahi

Eka Dhantaaya Vaktratundaaya
Gowri TanayAya Dheemahi
GajeshAnaaya BhAla Chandraaya
Shree GaneshAya Dheemahi (2)
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Post by VK RAMAN » 19 Aug 2009, 19:36

rshankar: Can you please try to translate this?

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Post by rshankar » 19 Aug 2009, 21:09

VKR - I will surely try. Is there a link where I can listen to this?

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Post by VK RAMAN » 19 Aug 2009, 21:14

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJxbAnYt ... re=related
I am practicing to sing and record. Thanks for your help.
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Post by rshankar » 20 Aug 2009, 03:10

VKR,

Here is the first verse - as usual corrections and comments are invited:

gaNanAyakAya gaNadeivatAya gaNAdhyakshAya dhImahi
guNASarIrAya guNamaNDitAya guNeSAnAya dhImahi
guNAtItAya guNAdhISAya guNapravishTAya dhImahi
Eka dantAya vaktratuNDAya gauri tanayAya dhImahi
gajeSANAya bhAlacandrAya SrI gaNeSAya dhImahi (2)


We offer our prayers (dhImahi) [1] to the king (nAyakAya) of the gaNas, the god (deivatAya) of the gaNas, the supervisor (adhyashAya) of the gaNas! We offer prayers (dhImahi) to the embodiment (SarIrAya) of character (guNa), the one who is adorned (maNdiAya) by virtue (guNa), the master (ISAnAya) of moral rectitude (guNa)! We offer prayers to one who is beyond (atItAya) moral virtues (guNa), one who has subdued/mastered (adhISAya) all forms of virtue (guNa), one who is the personification/in the midst of (pravishTAya) excellent qualities (guNa)! We offer prayers to lord with one (Eka) tusk (dantAya), with a curved (vakra) trunk/snout (tuNDAya), the son (tanayAya) of pAravtI (gaurI)! We offer prayers to the master (ISAnAya) of the elephants (gaja), to one who is as lustrous (bhAla) as the moon (candrAya) [2], to the auspicious (SrI) lord (ISAya) of the gaNas!

[1] dhI = prayers, mahi = mighty
[2] bhAlacandrAya could also mean one who bears the crescent moon (candrAya) on his forehead (bhAla)

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Post by VK RAMAN » 20 Aug 2009, 03:43

Ravi: Please continue as you get time

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Post by rshankar » 20 Aug 2009, 04:30

The next:

gAna caturAya gAna prANAya gAnAntarAtmaney
gAnOtsukAya gAnamattAya gAnOtsukamanasey
guru pUjitAya guru deivatAya guru kulastrAyiney
guru vikramAya kuhya pravarAya guravey guNa guravey
guru daitya kula cchEtrey guru dharma sadArAdhyAya
guru putra paritrAtrey guru pAkhaNDa khaNDakAya


You are skilled (caturAya) in music (gAna); you are the very life (prANAya) and innermost (antar) soul (Atmaney) of music (gAna)! You are excited (utsukAya) and intoxicated (mattAya) by music (gAna) and your heart (manasey) longs for (utuskAya) for music (gAna)! You are worshipped (pUjitAya) by teachers/preceptors (guru) [3] the world over; you are their lord (deivatAya) and the protector (trAyiney) of their dynasties (kula). You make the teachers valorous (vikramAya), and are the one that carries (kuhya) [4] their invocation to agni (pravarAya), oh most virtuous (guNa) of teachers (guravey). You help the teacher pierce and destroy (cchetrey) the entire dynasty (ula) of their foes, the demons (daitya). You are the one who is always (sadA) worshiped (ArAdhyAya) by righteous practices (dharma) of the gurus. You are the one who rescues/saves (paritrAtrey) the children (putra) of preceptors, and the one who empowers them to destroy (khaNDakAya) heretics and impious folks (pAkhaNDa)!

[3] Not sure if 'guru' refers to preceptors and/or the planet brihaspati (who was the preceptor of the gods and the rishis - 'dEvAnAm ca rishInAm ca gurum kAncana sannibham' goes the brihaspati stOtra from the navagraha stOtra)
[4] not exactly sure if I have the right word even!

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Post by VK RAMAN » 20 Aug 2009, 04:46

Please continue; we are very blessed to have you among us!

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Post by rshankar » 20 Aug 2009, 09:05

In this verse, from gaNESa we move onto krishNa:

gIta sArAya gIta tatvAya gIta stOtrAya dhImahi
gUDa gulfAya gandha mattAya gOjaya pradAya dhImahi


Our prayers (dhImahi) to the one who is the essence (sArAya), the quintessential truth (tatvAya) of the gItA, and the one who is praised (stOtrAya) in the gItA! Our prayers to the one with rounded (gUDa) ankles (gulfAya), the one who is the intoxicant (mattAya) of fragrances (gandha), and the one who grants (pradAya) wealth [in the form of cows (gO)] and victory (jaya)!

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Post by rshankar » 20 Aug 2009, 10:00

grantha gItAya grantha geyAya granthAntarAtmaney
gIta lInAya gItASrayAya gItavAdya paThavey
geya caritAya gAyaka varAya gandharva priyAkrutey
gAyakAdhInavikrahAya gangA jalapraLayavatey


You are the innermost (antar) soul (Atamaney) of, the one whose name is chanted (gItAya), and the one who is praised/sung (gItAya) in the sacred scriptures/vEdAntic works (grantha)! Having become one/merged with (lInAya) the gIta, you are the one who is praised as the refuge for all (ASrayAya), and the one who is propitiated by singing (paThavey) songs (gIta) to the accompaniment of instruments (vAdya). With a form (Akrutey) that captivates (priya) the gandharvas, you are the character/individual (caritAya) who is being praised in song (geya), and the one who blesses (varAya) the singer (gAyaka), under whose control (adhIna) you find yourself. You are the unsurpassed one (avikrahAya) who is the force behind the surging torrents (praLayavatey) of water (jal) in the river gangA.

gauri sthanandanAya gauri hridayanandanAya
gaura bhAnu sutAya gauri gaNeSwarAya
gauri praNayAya gauri pravaNAya gaura bhavAya dhImahi
mosa SastrAya govardhanAya gOpa gOpAya dhImahi


Oh son of (sutAya) of the fair (gaura) Siva (bhAnu) who gave pleasure (nandanAya) to the breasts (sthana) of pArvati (gauri), and delighted (nandanAya) her heart (hridaya)! Salutations to pArvati (gauri) and gaNESa (ganeSvarAya)! Our prayers (dhImahi) to the one brought forth (praNayAya) by pArvati (gauri), who does her bidding (pravaNAya), and whose conduct (bhAvAya) is spotless/blemishless (gaura)! Our prayers to the one who lifted the gOvardhan mountain (gOvardhanAya) and is present in every cowherd (gOpa) and cow-girl (gOpAya).

No clue what mOSa SastrAya means.

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Post by rshankar » 20 Aug 2009, 10:02

VKR, I have to say that while melodious, this wily-nilly mishmash of verses is rather confusing, and ultimately does not deliver the satisfaction that seems guaranteed by the start (this is strictly my opinion!)

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Post by VK RAMAN » 20 Aug 2009, 19:26

I fully understand. Thanks for your dedication and commitment.

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Post by VK RAMAN » 21 Aug 2009, 04:39

No clue what mOSa SastrAya means

Ravi: will "gOsa hastrAya" in place of mOsa sAstrAya make sense?
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Post by suthamalli » 07 Sep 2009, 19:20

hello members
this song "gananayakaya ganadeivathaya" happens to be the title song of the hindi film "VIRUDH" . The song is sung by shankar mahadevan and its wonderful listening to it !!!

happy listening
suthamalli.

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Post by shashij » 01 Oct 2009, 12:40

please try this site: http://practicalsanskrit.blogspot.com/2 ... anesh.html
for full words in devanAgarI and english and word by word meaning.
thanks.

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Post by shashij » 01 Oct 2009, 22:48

rshankar wrote:In this verse, from gaNESa we move onto krishNa:

gIta sArAya gIta tatvAya gIta stOtrAya dhImahi
gUDa gulfAya gandha mattAya gOjaya pradAya dhImahi


Our prayers (dhImahi) to the one who is the essence (sArAya), the quintessential truth (tatvAya) of the gItA, and the one who is praised (stOtrAya) in the gItA! Our prayers to the one with rounded (gUDa) ankles (gulfAya), the one who is the intoxicant (mattAya) of fragrances (gandha), and the one who grants (pradAya) wealth [in the form of cows (gO)] and victory (jaya)!

there are a few correction needed in this:
- "truth of gItA" - this is NOT the bhagavad gItA, but gIta (geet).
- gulphAya and not gulfAya (f sound is not there in sanskrit)
- gojaya pradAya : go-jaya = victory over senses (go = cow, senses, ray etc)

please see http://practicalsanskrit.blogspot.com/2 ... anesh.html
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