Friday, September 2, 2011

Ganesh Dheemahi with Meaning - Vishwavinayaka (Shankar Mahadevan)

Hi Guys!

Based on a special request, I am posting this beautiful composition again, but along with meaning of the words

For simplicity and ease of reading, I am mentioning the line numbers. I have tried my level best to get the meaning of this from various words Hindi Dictionaries. In case of any error or wrong meaning may Lord Ganesh Forgive me!

1. Gananayaka(Leader of the People) 
Ganadaivataya(Divine God of People) 
Ganadakshaya(Representative of the People) 
Dheemahi(We Meditate You/Namaskar to you/Bow to You/We offer our prayers to you)

2. Guna shariraya(Embodiment of Character(गुण - गुण has many meanings - कला या विद्या/किसी की वह प्राकृतिक विशेषता गिसके कारण समाज में उसकी प्रशंसा होती है/Skills/Merits/Qualities/Virtue/Attribute/Speciality)) 
Guna Manditaya(One Adorned by virtue) 
Guneshanay(Lord or Master of Moral values) 
Dheemahi(We Meditate You/Namaskar to you/Bow to You/We offer our prayers to you)

3. Gunaditaya(Beyond the three गुण - सत्त्व, राजस and तमास) 
Gunadhishaya(The Controller of गुण/One who has mastered all forms of virtues) 
Guna pravishtaya(The one in whom गुण is present throughout/One who is the midst of Excellent Qualities) 
Dheemahi(We Meditate You/Namaskar to you/Bow to You/We offer our prayers to you)

4. Ekadantaya(Lord with One Tusk) 
Vakratundaya(Having Curved Trunk --Either in Left or Right Direction) 
Gauri tanahayaya(Son of गौरी or पार्वती) 
dheemahi(We Meditate You/Namaskar to you/Bow to You/We offer our prayers to you)

5. Gajeshanaya(Master of Elephants) 
Bhalchandraya(One who bears crescent moon on his forehead)
shree ganeshaya(The Auspicious Lord Ganesha) 
dheemahi(We Meditate You/Namaskar to you/Bow to You/We offer our prayers to you)
{Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya 

6. Gaanachaturaya(One who is skilled/very clever in Music) 
ganaapranaya(The life of Music) 
gaanantaratmane(The very innermost soul of Music)

7. Gaanotsukhay(One who is exited/very Happy with Music) 
Gaanamattaya(One who is intoxicated with Music)  
gannott sukha mana se(One who's Heart longs(eagerly waits) for Music)

8.Guru pujitaya(You are worshipped by Teachers and Preceptors(One who gives commands or makes rules)) 
Guru daivataya(You are the lord of the Teachers and Preceptors) 
Guru kulasthaine(The Protector of the Dynasties of Teachers and Preceptors)

9.Guru Vikramaya(You make the teachers valorous/Marked by or possessing great personal bravery)
Kuiyya pravaraya(The carrier of their invocation to Agni) 
Gurave guna gura ve(Oh most virtuous of teachers)

10.Gurudaitya kalakchetre(You help the teachers to pierce and destroy the entire dynasty of their foes, The demons) 
Guru dharma sada rakdhyaya(You are the one who is always worshipped for setting up the main goal of dharma - by the righteous practices of Gurus)

11.Guru putra paritratre(You are the one who rescues/saves the children of Preceptors)
Guru pakhand khand khaya(From the one who empowers them to destroy and impious folks)

12.Geet saraya(One who is the Substance of Song/Music) 
Geet tatvaya(The quintessential/Essence of Song/Music) 
Geet stotraya(One who is the enricher of Music) dheemahi

13.Gudha gulfaya(One who has rounded Ankles) 
Gandha Mattaya(One who is with the fragrances of Gandha/A holy mixture of one or more things like Sandal Powder, Kumkum etc and other fragrances) 
Gojaya pradaya(The one who grants Victory over Senses) dheemahi

14.Gunaditaya Gunadhishaya Guna pravishtaya Dheemahi
Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya ya dheemahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dheemahi
{Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya
dheemahi}-chorus (meaning available above)

15.{Gandharva rajaya gandhaya Gandharva gana shravan pranaime
Gaadha anuragaya granthaya geetaya grantatarth tanmaiye gurileee
Gunavateee.. ganapatayeee..}- chorus (Couldn't find, incase anyone knows please post it as comment)

16.Granta geetaya(The Song within the book) granta geyaya(One who knows all the books) grant antaratamane(You are the innermost soul of all the Sacred Scriptures/Vedas)

17. Geet leenay(Having become one/Merged/in Samadhi with the Music) 
Geet shrayaya(One who is praised as the Refuge or Saviour for Music)
Geetvadya vadya padave(and the one who is propitiated by singing songs to the accompaniment of instruments)

18.Geya charitaya gaya gavaraya Gandharva prikrute(With a form that captives the Gandharvas, you are the character/individual that is praised in the song)

19.gayakadhina vighrahaya(The one who blesses the singer under whose control, you find yourself)
Gangajala pranayavate(The one who is the force behind surging torrents in the water in the river Ganga) 

20. Gauri stananathanaya(Breast Fed by Mother Gauri) 
Gauri hridaya nandanaya(The one who gave pleasure to the heart of Mother Gauri)

21. Gaur bhanu sukhaya Gauri ganeshwaraya(Of the Fair son of Shiva, Salutations to Gauri and Ganesha)

22.Gauri Pranyaya(To the One brought forth by Parvati) 
Gauri pravanaya(Who does her bidding) 
Gaur bhavaya(and whose conduct is Spotless/Fair) 
dheemahi(We Meditate You/Namaskar to you/Bow to You/We offer our prayers to you)

23. Gosa hastraya gowardanaya gopa gopaya dheemahi [Don't know]
Gunaditaya Gunadhishaya Guna pravishtaya Dheemahi
Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi
Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya dheemahi
{Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Gauri tanahaya yadhi mahi
 Gajeshanaya Bhalchandraya shree ganeshaya
dheemahi}-singer and chorus together

The above stated meanings are correct to the best of my knowledge. I have referred to various sources for Sanskrit, Devnagri leepi on internet and Hindi Dictionaries to get the above meanings. Though, in case you think any of these  meanings are incorrect, please help me improve/correct them.


मनीष कुमार दुबे said...

Thanks a lot, dude :)


Great thanks a lot. This brings in spirituality within you.

Appreciate you translating this beautiful Bhajan.

Varun Shringarpure said...

Hi Manish Kumar,
The pleasure is all mine!
Glad that I could help you..
You can always contact me on my blog for any special requests for such songs/Bhajans too.
I will try my best to help you out!

Varun Shringarpure said...

Hi GodBlessVJ,

Thanks for the nice words.
Yes I am very much spiritual but the credit of this translation goes to two things mainly..

1. Roohi who had asked for this translation.
2. The books that I referred to for this translation.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep visiting and keep sharing..
Varun Shringarpure

Anonymous said...

can u plz tel me who is the child singer who sang this bhajan which we hear everywhere in his voice.

Shana said... is really helpful. thank you so much....but there are you have written in hindi too some places..can you translate that too in english please?

Shana said... is really appreciated...thank you so much...but there are hindi words too.can you translate them too into english? thanks in advance

Shana said...

hi..can you translate the words you have mentioned in hindi please?
Thanks in advance

Varun Shringarpure said...

Hi Shana,
Thanks for referring to this article.
I will definitely try and find the the meanings of these words mentioned in Hindi to English. Please give me some time. I will try my best to provide the correct meaning and provide share as an article to the earliest..
Varun Shringarpure

Shana said...

thank you Varun...May god bless you forever.:)

Anonymous said...

Awesome lyrics. Thanks for the translation !!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the translation, its really helpful, appreciate your hard work behind this, i have been searching for the meanings since long time, u helped me finally :)

cartoon lover said...

I found some thing not seems correct in your translation.
Where ever you referred GITA ( the book ), it must be Geet (The Song)(each and every song in universe)

granth geetay (The song within the book)
granth Gyeyay ( Who knows all of the books )
granths )
granthatmav*something* (The soul of all granthas)
and more
geet linay(Who is in samadhi with song)
geet tatvay (The essence of the song ) ....... and so on :)

varun shringarpure said...

Hi Cartoon Lover,
First of all, thank you so much for helping me in correcting the meanings.. Please keep refering and keep sharing and in case you find anything more to be updated, please let me know.. As such all of us are humans and tend to make mistakes.
My sole motive was to share it with people interested, to the best of my knowledge, with a view to learning something new from others, who are knowledgeable.
Thank you again.

Varun Shringarpure

ketan dhuri said...

hey dude your lyriks help me to undestand same sone in english keep it up ..thanks for this assigment may god help you and i wuld like to help you out any ways did nice job

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Anirudh Gupta said...

Thanks a ton...

Akshay said...

hey! Varun,
thank you and great job...

arushi said...

hey!!!!great work!!!!!thnx for translating this beautiful bhajan!!!!!

arushi said...

great work varun!!!!! thank u for translating this beautiful bhajan!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome effort !!

Anonymous said...

Awesome effort !!

prathamesh kulkarni said...

thanks a lot ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Thanks alot. This is what i m trying to get always. Thanks is a small word to return ur credit. May Allmighty bless you all the happiness in the world.

Vidyaratha Kissoon said...

Thanks a lot for doing this. I have started listening to this this year and I am happy to know what it means.. Lord Ganesha continue to bless you.

Venkat Krishnan said...

Hi Varun,

The translation is awesome!! I have been searching the song in Sanskrit/ Devanagari script on the net, but unable to get it. Do you have the same with you and post it?


Anonymous said...

wanted the meaning for a dance program.thanks for your blog.could set a nice classical on it.

Anonymous said...

Can u plz tel me where I cn get lyrics of jay jay survarpujit I need it plz

Anonymous said...

Lovely beautiful soul touching song . I really loved this song. I m actually the devotee of ganesha so whenever i listen i just feel like heaven. Thanks to shankar mahadevanji ur voice is awesome soothing and really beautiful and really thanks for the meaning of lyrics..

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Sunita Dwivedi said...

Thanks a lot.

aditi said...

dude you just saved my life and a lot of time... thnx

kannan said...

great work......god bless you......

Ammu said...

I was doing a choreography for the song. Your translation helped me a lot.It was a lot more easy.I felt more equipped.Thanks a lot...!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot.... Now I have become more attached to this song

Anonymous said...

Awesome brother!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful god bless u.. touched my heart n soul

Sankeet said...

Appreciate the effort. Keep up the Goo work :)

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

vini said...

Thanks a lot and really great of you to have done this!!

Anonymous said...

It was of great help, thanks alot...

Chitra Nandola said...

Superb job..
Thanx a lot...
U helped me in fulfilling my wish...
That a lot yr...
Thanx dude...!!!

Anonymous said...

Deep Gratitude to you for the work. It helps a lot. Thank you. :-)

Sushma said...

Nice ... very helpful

Anonymous said...

hey it was just awesome ya... feeling really great.. it is really appreciated...Thanks for the translation !!!

Padma said...

Hi Varun,
I was delighted to find the meaning of this song, you have done a great job...and so humble about it too...., may God bless you

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot sir. May god bless you.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post Varun. Good effort by you as well.

Saish said...

God bless .... I have no words ... I have been touched by this song countless times I have just heard it ... Now that I know he meanings .:: it is sure to touch much deeper ...: appreciate he efforts taken ..:

Priya said...

I guess the meaning for the 15th verse can be "You are the king of Gandharvas (Angels), Gandharvas worship you in their music, You are the love and passion of their lives, You are the one who was totally merged into writing the holy scripture Geeta, I worship and pray to you Oh! Lord Ganpati." As far as I know..