5

What is the source of the Ganesha shloka, "Srikantho Mathulo Yasya, Jananee Sarva Mangalaa, Janakaha Sankaro Devaha, Tam Vande' Kunjaraananam"?

श्रीकान्तो मातुलो यस्य​ जननी सर्वमंगला। जनकः शंकरो देवः तम् वन्दे कुंजराननम्॥

Meaning of shloka: The Lord, for whom Lord Vishnu, the husband of Lakshmi is the uncle, whose mother is the all auspicious one, Parvati and whose father is Lord Shiva; I offer salutations to Sri Ganesha, the elephant faced.

3
  • Looks like this shloka is not part of any scripture , but its a invocation prayer of a book called " Sri Ramodantam" by Parameshwara Kavi from Kerala. – SwiftPushkar Aug 8 '18 at 17:21
  • Hi there, just went through the book; couldn't find the shloka. I am from Kerala, Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer is quite famous. Thank you for your response. – AN GK Aug 8 '18 at 17:39
  • 1
1

I have seen this sloka as the invocation sloka for the Navagraha Stotra, penned by Veda Vyaasa. The link for Navagraha stotra itself is https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_z_misc_navagraha/navanew.html I believe, the book where I found the sloka is a collection called Jaya Mangala Stotras (a compilation by the famous Late Sri AnantaRama Dishitar of Selam, Tamil Nadu; he brought a revival to stotram chanting as nobody else had done! He was as great as the Bhattatri of Narayaniyam fame.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .