|Ragam: Saveri||Thalam: Adi|
Arohanam:S R1 M1 P D1 S
Avarohanam: S N3 D1 P M1 G3 R1 S
paripAhi gaNAdhipa bhASura mUrtE
sharaNAgata bharaNa sAmajOpama sundarAsya
hima kiraNa sakala shEkhara tanubhava shamala nivaha shamana
kamalaja mukha sura vrndanuta carita kAmita puraka pAda sarOruha
masta kavi galita dAna jala milita madhukara samudAya
hasta lasita nijadanta mahita suguNAkhuvAha guha sOdara nirupama
pAvana pankajanAbha manOhara bhAginYa dEva
sEvaka janatati vidyA samadhika shrI sukhadAyaka bhUri krpAkara
Oh lord of Ganas! Effulgent one! Protect me.
You are the sole refuge of those who surrender at your feet. Your graceful face is like that of an elephant.
You are the son of Lord Siva whose head is adorned with the pleasing crescent moon. You remove all wicked elements. Your glory is sung by Brahma and other celestials. Your lotus-like feet grant all the desired wishes of the devotees in totality.
You are surrounded by a swarm of bees, which are attracted by the great flow of ichor (rutting juice) from your face (like the bees hovering around the ichor exuding from the head Mastaka of an elephant in rut, so to the devotees throng to you). You hold a brilliant tusk in your hand. You possess all the great virtues, you have a mouse for your vehicle. You are the brother of Guha. You are the peerless Lord.
You are the nephew of Lord Padmanabha, who purifies all. You bestow on your devotees, knowledge, prosperity, and happiness. Oh, compassionate Lord! Please protect us.