Twelve Names of Lord Ganesh : Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Lord Ganesha has many names like Ganpati, Vinayaka, Vakratunda, etc. There are twelve names of Lord Ganesha which are very popular.

Twelve forms of Lord Ganesh Wallpaper

There is a special prayer which is dedicated to these twelve names of Lord Ganesha.

Please find below a prayer that gives twelve names of Lord Ganesha.

Prayer of Twelve Names of Lord Ganesha :

Pranamya shira sa devam Guariputram vinaayakam; Bhaktaa vaasam smaree nityam
Aayuhka – maartha sid-dhaye

Prathamam vakrtundam cha
ekadantam dviteeyakam ;
trithee – yam Krishna– pingaa – ksham
Gaja – vakram chatur – thakam

Lambodaram panchamam cha ;
shashtam vikata – mee va cha;
saptamam vighnaraa – jam cha
Dhumra – var – nam thathaa shtakam

Navamam bhaala – chandram cha;
dashamammm tu vinaa- yakam;
eka dasham ganapatim
Dvada shamm tu gajaa nanam

Meanings of Twelve Names of Lord Ganesha :

  1. Vakratunda (One with crooked mouth – trunk)
  2. Ekadanta (One having single tusk)
  3. Krishna Pingaksha (One having Blackish-reddish eyes)
  4. Gaja Vaktram (One having elephant like gigantic structure)
  5. Lambodara (One having big stomach)
  6. Vikatam (Saviour)
  7. Vignaraja or Vignaharta (Remover of Obstacles / Lord of Obstacles)
  8. Dhumravarna (One having Grey Coloured Body)
  9. Bhalachandra (Baby Moon)
  10. Vinayaka (Protector from all evil)
  11. Ganapati (Protector of Ganas i.e., Group of people)
  12. Gajananam (Elephant Face / Form)

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