llTvameva Pratyaksham Tatvamasi
ll Tvamev Kevalam Dhartaasi
ll| Tvamev Kevlam Hartaasi
llTvamev Sarvam Khalvidam Bramhaasi
ll| Tvam Saakshad Aatmasi
Ava tvam Maam
llA va Vaktaaram
ll Ava Daataaram
llAva Dhaataaram || Avanuchanavamava Shishyam
ll Ava Paschaataat ll Ava Purastaat ll Avo Uttaraataat ll Ava Dakshinaataat
chordhvaataat ll Ava Dharaataat ll Sarvatomaam Pahi Pahi Samantaat ll3ll
Vangmayastvam Chinmayaha ll Tvam Anandmayastvam Bramhamayaha ll Tvam
Sachitananda Dvitiyosi ll Tvam Pratyaksham Bramhasi ll Tvam
Jnanmayo Vijnanamayosi ll 4 ll
Jagadidam Tatvo Jayate ll Sarvam Jagadidam Tatvastishthati ll Sarvam Jagadidam Tvay Layameshyati
ll Sarvam Jagadidam Tvayi
Pratyeti l Tvam Bhumi Rapo Nalo Nilo Nabha ll Tvam Chatvarim
Vak Padaini ll 5 ll
Tvam Guna Traya
Atitaha Tvam Avasthatreya Atitaha ll Tvam Deha Treya Atitaha ll Tvam Kala Treya Atitaha
ll Tvam Muladhar Stiti Yosi Nityam ll Tvam Yogino Dhayayanti Nityam
ll Tvam Bramha, Tvam Vishnustvam,
Rudrastvam, Indrastvam Agnistvam, Vayustvam Suryastvam,
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Purvamuccharaya Varnadim Tada Nantaram ll Anusvara Paratarah ll Ardhendu Lasitam
ll Taren Hridam ll Etatva Manu Svarupam ll Gakarah Purva Rupam
ll Akaro Madhyam Rupam ll Anu Svaraschantya
Rupam ll Bindu Ruta Rupam ll Nadah Sandhanam ll Sa Hita Sandhih
ll Sesha Ganeshvidhya ll Ganak Rishi Nichrud Gayatri
chandah ll Ganpatir devata ll Om 'GUNG' Ganpataye Namah ll 7 ll
ll Ek Dantaya Vid Mahe vakra Tundaya Dhimahi ll Tanno Danti
Prachodayat ll 8 ll
ll Ek Dantam
Chatur Hastam Pashmam Kusha Dharinam ll Radamch Vardam Hastair
Bhi Bhranum Mushaka Dhvajam ll Raktam Gandhanu Liptangam Rakta
Pushpaihi saupujitam ll Bhaktanu Kampinam Devam Jagat Karnam
Achutam || Avir Bhutam Cha Shrasta Yadao, Prakruthe Purushat
Param ll Evam Dhayayati Yo Nityam, Sa Yogi Yoginam Varah ll 9 ll
|| Namo Vrat
Pataye, Namo Ganapataye ll Namo Pratham patye, Namste Stu
Lambodaraya Ekdantaya, Vighna Nashine Shiv Sutaya, Shri Varad
Murtiye Namo Namah ll 10 ll
Etadatharvashirsham yoadhite ll sa brahmabhuyaya kalpate ll sa
sarvatah sukhamedhate ll sa sarva vighnernabadhyate ll sa
panchamahapapatpramuchchate ll Sayamadhiyano divasakrutam papam
nashayati ll prataradhiyano ratrikrutam papam nashayati ll
sayamprataha prayumjano apapo bhavati ll
sarvatradhiyanoapavighno bhavati ll dharmartha kamamoksham cha
vindati ll idam atharvashirshamashishyaya na deyam ll yo yadi
mohaddasyati sa papiyan bhavati ll sahasravartanan yam yam
kamamadhite ll tam tamanen sadhayet ll11ll
ganapatimabhishintati sa vagmi bhavati ll chaturthyamanashnan
japati sa vidyavan bhavati ll sa yashovan bhavati ll
ityarthavarnavakyam brahmadyacharanam vidyat na bibheti
durvakurairyajati sa vaishravanopamo bhavati ll yo lajairyajati
sa yashovan bhavati ll sa meghavan bhavati ll yo modak sahastren
yajati,sa vanchitfalamovapnati ll yah sajyasamidbhiryajati sa
sarvam labhate sa sarvam labhate ll13ll
samyaggrahyitva surya varchasvi bhavati ll suryagrahe mahanadyam
pratimasannidhao va japtva siddhamantrao bhavati ll mahavighnat
pramuchyate ll mahadoshat pramuchyate ll maha papatpramuchyate
ll sa sarva vidbhavati sa sarva vidbhavati ll ya evam ved
ll sahanao bhunaktao ll sahaviryakaravavahai ll
tejasvinavadhitamastu ma vidvishavahai ll
karnebhih shrunuyamdevah ll bhadrapashyemakshabhiryajatrah ll
sthirairangaistushtuvansastanubhih ll vyashem devahitam yadayuh
ll Aum swastinoindro vruddhashravah ll swastinah poosha
vishvavedah ll swastinastarkshyao arishtanemih ll swastino
Aum shantih l
shantih l shantih
ll iti shri
Ganapatyatharvashirsham samaptam ll
0 Lord Ganesha ! You are the only visible manifestation
of the Essence of the words.You are
the only Doer. You alone are the Creator and the Sustainer of
the universe.Only you are the Destroyer.You alone are everything in the creation, because You are
Brahman. You are the Eternal Atman in bodily form. I am speaking the scriptural truth.I
am speaking the truth of my knowledge.
0 Lord Ganesha ! please safeguard me,
safeguard the speaker,
safeguard the listener,
safeguard the giver,
safeguard the one given to study,
from east,west,south,north and from all the sides.
You are the embodiment of speech. You are the bliss
absolute. You are the embodiment of all the powers of Brahman.
You are existence - knowledge bliss and one without the
second.You are manifested Brahman. You are the embodiment of
scriptural knowledge and the immediate knowledge of oneself.
Ganesha ! This whole
universe has emergrd from you.
This whole world rests on you. This whole world is coming to
you. You are the earth, water, fire air and space. You are the
four arms of speech.
You are beyond Satwa,
Rajas and Tamas(the
three gunas ). You are beyond Gross,
Subtle and Causal(the
three bodies), You are beyond waking,
dreaming and deep sleep(the
three conditions). You are beyond the past, present and future(three
periods of time).
O Lord !all the three powers of creation,
sustenance, and destruction are within you.Thus, you exist in every being at the
place called 'Muladhara'. Yogis devoted to Sakti-upasana
constantly meditate on You (as Lord of these powers).
Ganesha !! You are (the Trinity) Brahma, Vishnu and
Mahesa. You are Indra, You are fire and air. You are the sun
and the moon, You are Brahman. You are (the three worlds)
Bhuloka, Antariksha-loka, and Swargaloka, You are Om. (that is
to say. You are all this).
One should first utter the first syllable g in the word 'gan'
followed by 'a' the first of alphabets, add an : (a nasal m
indicated by a dot above the line). then adorn it by a
crescent (also a nasal), prefix Om to it. And this represents
(0 Lord Ganapati !) Your terrestrial form endowed with gunas.
This is Ganesha — Vidya. The inspired sage behind this is
Ganaka. Nicrt-gayatri is its metre. Ganapati is the Deity (of
this mantra). Om Gam ! My salutations to Lord Ganapati." We have heard about Ekadanta; we meditate on Vakratunda.
May the Danti inspire us (to meditate).
"One who constantly meditates on Him, Who has one (right)
tusk. Who has four hands. Who holds a noose (in His upper
right hand) and a goad (in the left). Who holds a delightful
thing in His (lower left) hand, Who has held the fingers of
His (right lower) hand in a posture bestowing the blessing.
Whose banner bears the insignia of knowledge.Who is red in colour. Who is pot-bellied, Whose ears have the form of
scuttle. Who has worn red clothes. Whose body is smeared with
red sandle paste,
Who is adored with red flowers. Who is
compassionate towards His devotees. Who is self-effulgent. Who
has manifested even before the beginning of the world as the
One beyond Prakrit! and Purusha, (Purushottama)-the Yogi who
thus meditates on Him is the best among the Yogis.
My salutations to Vratapati, my salutations to Ganapati,
My salutations to Pramathapati. My salutations to Lambodara,
Ekadanta, Vighnanasin, Shiva-suta, and salutations again and
again to Varadamurthi.
Whoever meditates on this Atharva-shirsha becomes fit to
become Brahman. He gains happiness everywhere. He is not
tormented by any of the obstacles. He becomes free from (all
sins including) the five great sins.
One who chants this in the evening destroys all sins
committed during the day. One who chants this in the morning
destroys all sins committed during the night. The one who
chants both in the morning and evening becomes sinless. One
who chants everywhere (and all the time) encounters no
obstacle, and gains all the four types of human
accomplishments, viz. religious merit (Dharma), wealth (Artha),
desired objects (Kama), and liberation (Moksha).
This atharva-shirsha should not be taught to an
unqualified student. He who does so due to any temptation will
May one achieve the fulfilment of all of his desires by
repetition of this thousand times.
One who bathes Ganapati by this Atharva-shirsha becomes a
renowned orator (in due course).
One who fasts and practises Japa-yoga on the fourth day of
lunar fortnight, gains knowledge.
Thus says Atharvana.
One should know Brahman, and Adimaya along with its
veiling power. (Then) he has nothing to fear at any time.
He, who worships (Lord Ganapathi) with blades of Durva-grass
becomes as rich as the God of wealth, Kubera.
He, who worships with parched grain, becomes famous and
successful; he becomes a very intelligent person.
He who worships with thousands of modakas. gets his
cherished desires fulfilled.
One, who performs sacrifices by offering wood together
with ghee as oblation, gets everything. He gets every- thing.
One, who makes eight good natured persons proficient in
Atharva-shirsha becomes as glorious as the Sun.
By undertaking this Japa during the solar eclipse, or by
sitting on the banks of sacred rivers, or by sitting in front
of an idol (of Ganapati), a Sadhaka gets whatever that is
promised in these mantras. (In particular) he becomes free
from obstacles, free from all defects and free from all sins.
He (who has this knowledge) becomes all-knower. He becomes
all knower. Know this to be true. Thus, the Upanishad.