The Ganesha Sahasranama (Sanskrit:गणेश सहस्रनाम; gaṇeśa sahasranāma) is a litany of the names of Hindu deity Ganesha (Gaṇeśa). A sahasranama is a Hindu hymn of praise in which a deity is referred to by 1,000 or more different names. Ganesha Sahasranamas are recited in many temples today as a living part of Ganesha devotion.
There are two different major versions of the Ganesha Sahasranama, with subvariants of each version.
One major version appears in chapter I.46 of the Ganesha Purana (Gaṇeśa Purāṇa), an important scripture of the Ganapatya (Gāṇapatya). This version provides an encyclopedic review of Ganesha's attributes and roles as they were understood by the Ganapatya. A Sanskrit commentary on a subvariant of this version of the Ganesha Sahasranama was written by Bhaskararaya. (Bhāskararāya). Bhaskararaya titles his commentary Khadyota (“Firefly”), making a play on words based on two different meanings of this Sanskrit term. In his opening remarks Bhaskararaya says that some will say that because the commentary is very brief it is inconsequential like a firefly (khadyota) but to devotees it will shine like the sun (khadyota). The source text (Sanskrit:मूल; mūla) of Bhaskararaya's Khadyota commentary generally follows the text of the 1993 reprint edition Ganesha Purana (GP-1993) , but there are quite a few differences in names, and the versification differs slightly. There are enough differences so that the Bhaskararaya variant and the GP-1993 versions can be considered as distinct.
There is a completely different second major version in which all of the names begin with the letter 'g' ( ग् ). The names and structure of this version bear no resemblance to the Ganesha Purana version.
108 Names of Ganesha
1 Aum Vinayakaaya Namah 2 Aum Vighna-rajaaya Namah 3 Aum Gowri-puthraaya Namah 4 Aum Ganeshwaraaya Namah 5 Aum Skanda-grajaaya Namah 6 Aum Avyayaaya Namah 7 Aum Puthaaya Namah 8 Aum Dakshaaya Namah 9 Aum Adhyakshaaya Namah 10 Aum Dwija-priyaaya Namah 11 Aum Agni-garbha-chide Namah 12 Aum Indhra-shri-pradaaya Namah 13 Aum Vaani-pradaaya Namah 14 Aum Avyayaaya Namah 15 Aum Sarva-siddhi-pradaaya Namah 16 Aum Sarva-dhanayaaya Namah 17 Aum Sarva-priyaaya Namah 18 Aum Sarvatmakaaya Namah 19 Aum Shrishti-karthe Namah 20 Aum Dhevaaya Namah 21 Aum Anekar-chitaaya Namah 22 Aum Shivaaya Namah 23 Aum Shuddhaaya Namah 24 Aum Buddhi-priyaaya Namah 25 Aum Shantaya Namah 26 Aum Brahma-charine Namah 27 Aum Gajana-naaya Namah 28 Aum Dvai-madhuraaya Namah 29 Aum Muni-stuthaaya Namah 30 Aum Bhakta-vighna-vinashanaaya Namah 31 Aum Eka-dhandaya Namah 32 Aum Chatur-bhahave Namah 33 Aum Chatu-raaya Namah 34 Aum Shakthi-sam-yutaaya Namah 35 Aum Lambhodaraaya Namah 36 Aum Shoorpa-karnaaya Namah 37 Aum Haraaye Namah 38 Aum Brahma-viduttamaaya Namah 39 Aum Kalaaya Namah 40 Aum Graha-pataaye Namah 41 Aum Kamine Namah 42 Aum Soma-suryag-nilo-chanaaya Namah 43 Aum Pashanku-shadha-raaya Namah 44 Aum Chandhaaya Namah 45 Aum Guna-thitaaya Namah 46 Aum Niranjanaaya Namah 47 Aum Akalmashaaya Namah 48 Aum Swayam-siddhaaya Namah 49 Aum Siddhar-chita-padham-bujaaya Namah 50 Aum Bijapura-phala-sakthaaya Namah 51 Aum Varadhaaya Namah 52 Aum Shashwataaya Namah 53 Aum Krithine Namah 54 Aum Vidhwat-priyaaya Namah 55 Aum Vitha-bhayaaya Namah 56 Aum Gadhine Namah 57 Aum Chakrine Namah 58 Aum Ikshu-chapa-dhrute Namah 59 Aum Shridaaya Namah 60 Aum Ajaya Namah 61 Aum Utphala-karaaya Namah 62 Aum Shri-pataye Namah 63 Aum Stuthi-harshi-taaya Namah 64 Aum Kuladri-bhrite Namah 65 Aum Jatilaaya Namah 66 Aum Kali-kalmasha-nashanaaya Namah 67 Aum Chandra-chuda-manaye Namah 68 Aum Kantaaya Namah 69 Aum Papaharine Namah 70 Aum Sama-hithaaya Namah 71 Aum Aashritaaya Namah 72 Aum Shrikaraaya Namah 73 Aum Sowmyaaya Namah 74 Aum Bhakta-vamchita-dayakaaya Namah 75 Aum Shantaaya Namah 76 Aum Kaivalya-sukhadaaya Namah 77 Aum Sachida-nanda-vigrahaaya Namah 78 Aum Jnanine Namah 79 Aum Dayayuthaaya Namah 80 Aum Dandhaaya Namah 81 Aum Brahma-dvesha-vivarjitaaya Namah 82 Aum Pramatta-daitya-bhayadaaya Namah 83 Aum Shrikanthaaya Namah 84 Aum Vibudheshwaraaya Namah 85 Aum Ramarchitaaya Namah 86 Aum Vidhaye Namah 87 Aum Nagaraja-yagyno-pavitavaathe Namah 88 Aum Sthulakanthaaya Namah 89 Aum Swayam-kartre Namah 90 Aum Sama-ghosha-priyaaya Namah 91 Aum Parasmai Namah 92 Aum Sthula-tundhaaya Namah 93 Aum Agranyaaya Namah 94 Aum Dhiraaya Namah 95 Aum Vagishaaya Namah 96 Aum Siddhi-dhayakaaya Namah 97 Aum Dhurva-bilwa-priyaaya Namah 98 Aum Avyaktamurthaaye Namah 99 Aum Adbhuta-murthi-mathe Namah 100 Aum Shailendhra-tanu-jotsanga-khelanotsuka-manasaaya Namah 101 Aum Swalavanya-sudha-sarajitha-manmatha-vigrahaaya Namah 102 Aum Samastha-jagada-dharaaya Namah 103 Aum Mayine Namah 104 Aum Mushika-vahanaaya Namah 105 Aum Hrishtaaya Namah 106 Aum Tushtaaya Namah 107 Aum Prasannatmane Namah 108 Aum Sarva-siddhi-pradhayakaaya Namah
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- Gaṇeśasahasranāmastotram: mūla evaṁ srībhāskararāyakṛta ‘khadyota’ vārtika sahita. (Prācya Prakāśana: Vārāṇasī, 1991). Includes the full source text and the commentary by Bhāskararāya in Sanskrit.
- Sharma, Ram Karan (1993). Ganesha Purana. Nag Publishers. ISBN 81-7081-279-8.
- A subvariant of this alliterative version appears in the book Lord Ganesha by Sadguru Sant Keshavadas, Vishwa Dharma Publications, 1988, isbn = 0-685-51012-3.