Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ganesha Sahasranamam Audio



While it is common practice in Ganapathi Homams to offer oblations with the moola mantrams, Atharva Seersham and Gayatri and call complete, the practice at home has been to offer oblations with the Ganesha Sahasranama Stotram in addition to the moola mantram and Atharva Seersham when performing the Maha Ganapathi Sahasranama Homam, a photo of which is at the end of this post. As a result, it was felt that an audio rendering of the Ganesha Sahasranama Stotram may be found satisfying to devotees of Maha Ganapathi – the Remover of obstacles and the Bestower of powers.
Here we deal with the thousand names and qualities of Sri Ganesha. This hymn is from Sri Ganesha Puranam, Upaasanaa Khandam, Forty-sixth Chapter. There are multiple metres in this hymn, especially towards the end. This is the only Sahasranamam hymn thus far recited, wherein lyrics with numerical values such as one, two, three, four, etc then hundred, thousand, ten thousand, crore, infinite numbers etc are formed – those that are interested in this can observe it starting verse 129 which is at 23 minutes and 35 seconds in the audio.

The benefits of listening to or reciting this hymn ( as stated by the Rishi and not a personal opinion ) starts at verse 171 (30 minutes 14 seconds into the audio) and continues till the end. By simply listening to this, one gets blessed with long life and plenty of wealth, physical strength (verse 172); one attains beauty or handsomeness ; becomes truthful and develops compassion as well as patience (verse 173 ); one develops great oratory skills (verse 174); evil and negative spirits stay away from one who recites this stotram (verse 178); one emerges victorious in battle (verse 181); fevers and diseases associated with bile(liver), phlegm (mucus, coughs), gas (digestive diseases) get removed (verse 186). The stotram proceeds to say it is special if one worships on the Chaturthi day and worships with eight kinds of offerings. ( verse 199, 200 ). Verse 201 states it is definite that one would get good progeny by reciting or even simply listening to this hymn. One who re-writes this entire hymn in a notebook is blessed with plenty of wealth in a stable form ( verse 204). And many more benefits are listed in the hymn.

It has been found slightly difficult to recite this stotram.
This is a long hymn about 35 MB.

And now the audio: 37 minutes 57 seconds long.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ETxgf4XD4Si6Lo3VvF_Ht12x6cLJ28yk/view?usp=sharing
NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 35 MEGABYTES, YOU WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND THEN LISTEN. On mobile devices and some computers, you may get the message -- This file is too large for Google to scan, download anyway? -- You will have to answer "YES" and then listen after download. On some computers, when you hit the play button, if nothing seems to happen, click the Download arrow at the top, click download anyway and then listen. Sorry for the inconvenience -- but this is a big file and praise  to Sri Ganesha -- His Grace is magnificent !

The lyrics can be found at the following link for easy reference; there are printed books available also.
https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_ganesha/ganesha1000.pdf

And below is a photo from the Maha Ganapathi Sahasranama Homam from home on July 1, 2018.


Om Gam Ganapathaye Namaha !!