Mangal Ashtaka

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Maṅgala Aṣṭaka is a form of Mantra which is sung at the marriage ceremony in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

It always starts with the Aṣṭavināyaka Vandana, which is as follows:

Svasti Śrī Gaṇanāyakam Gajāmukham Moreśvara Siddhidam Ballalam Murudum
Vināyaka Maham Cintamanim Thevaram | Lenyadrim Girijātmājam Suvaradam
Vighneśvara Ojhāram Grāme Ranjananamake Gaṇapatiḥ
Kūryāt Sadā Maṅgalaṃ

There can be many other verses in between based on the number of enthusiastic singers present in the wedding ceremony. The last verse is always:

tadeva lagnaṁ sudinaṁ tadeva tārā-balaṁ candra-balaṁ tadeva ।
vidyā-balaṁ daiva-balaṁ tadeva lakṣmīpateḥ teṁghṛ'yugaṁ smarāmi ॥!
तदेव लग्नं सुदिनं तदेव ताराबलं चंद्रबलं तदेव ।
विद्या बलं दैवबलं तदेव लक्ष्मीपतेः तेंघ्रिऽयुगं स्मरामि ॥

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