As the name indicates, the SANKATA HARA GANESHA STOTRAM is a very powerful stotram. This stotra is chanted daily for three times (at least once) to get rid of all the Sankatas (problems). Hara means killing. All the problems get destroyed by chanting this stotra of Lord Ganesha. Number is 3 very dear to Lord Ganesha. Hence, it is desirable to chant this thrice if possible. Praying this Stotram will help to get knowledge, wealth, get salvation and all wishes fulfilled.
SRI SANKATA NASANA GANAPTHI STOTRAMWITH MEANINGS
– A Prayer to Remove Obstacles in Life
Om Pranamya Sirasa devam Gauri Puthram Vinayakam
Bhaktavasam Smarennithyam Ayuh Kamartha Siddaye ! (1)
The learned one, who wishes, For more life, wealth and love,
Should salute with his head, Lord Ganapathi who is the son of Goddess Parvathi
Prathamam Vakrathundam cha Ekadantham Dvithiyakam
Thrithiyam Krishna Pingaaksham Gajavakthram Chathurthakam (2)
Think him first as god with broken tusk, Second as the God with one tusk,
Third as the one with reddish black eyes, Fourth as the one who has the face of an elephant
Lambodaram Panchamam cha Shashtam Vikatameva cha
Saptamam Vighna Rajam cha Dhoomravarnam thathashtakam (3)
Fifth as the one who has a very broad paunch, Sixth as the one who is cruel to his enemies,
Seventh as the one who is remover of obstacles, Eighth as the one who is of the colour of smoke.
Navamam Phala Chandram cha Dasamam thu Vinayakam
Ekadasam Ganapathim Dwadasam thu Gajananam !! (4)
Ninth as the one who crescent in his forehead, Tenth as the one, who is the leader of remover of obstacles,
Eleventh as the leader of the army of Lord Shiva, And twelfth as the one who has the face of an elephant.
Dwadasaithani Namaani Thri Sandhyam Yah Pathennarah
Na cha Vighna Bhayam thasya Sarva Siddhi karim Prabho! (5)
Any one reading these twelve names, At dawn, noon and dusk,
Will never have fear of defeat, And would always achieve whatever he wants.
Vidyarthi Labhate Vidyam Dhanarthi Labhate Dhanam
Puthrarthi Labhate Putraam Mokshaarthi Labhate Gatim (6)
One who pursues education will get knowledge, One who wants to earn money will get money,
One who wishes for a son, will get a son, And one who wants salvation will get salvation.
Japeth Ganapthi Stotram Shadbhirmaasai Phalam Labheth,
Samvatsarena Siddhim cha Labhate Naathra Samsayaha ! (7)
Results of chanting this prayer, Of Ganapati will be got within six months,
And within a year, he would get all wishes fulfilled, And there is no doubt about this.
Ashtabhyo Brahmanebhyash cha Likhitwa yah Samarpayeth
Thasya Vidya bhavetsarva Ganeshasya Prasadathaha !! (8)
One who gets this prayer, Written by Eight Brahmanas,
And offers it to Lord Ganesha, Will become knowledgeable,
And would be blessed with all stellar qualities, By the grace of Lord Ganesa.
Ithi Sri Narada Purane Sankashta Nashana Ganapathi Sthothram Sampoornam.
Thus ends the prayer from Narada Purana to Vinayaka which would destroy all problems.