Shri Ganesha Vandana Mantram
Vakratunda Mahaakaaya, Suryakoti Samaprabha. Nirvighnam kuru Mey Deva, Sarvakaaryeshu Sarvada.
O, Lord ganesha of the curved trunk and massive body, the one whose splendor is equal to millions of suns, please bless me so that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavors.
Gajaananam bhootha ganaathi sevihtam,
Kapitha jambu bhala saara bhakshitham.
Umaasutham shoka Vinaasha Kaaranam,
Namaami vigneshwara Paadapangajam
Ganesh chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Ganesha,on the fourth day of bhadrapadamasam(ganeshfestival comes every year on the month of August/September).lord ganesha is considered as god of wisdom and prosperity and is invoked before the beginning of any auspicious work by the Hindus. Read information on Ganesh Chaturthi Festival