This is a the traditional Carnatic invocation for Lord Ganesha that is usually taught as one of the first songs learned by students of Carnatic music.
mahaa gaNapatim manasaa smaraami |
vasishTa vaama dEvAdi vandita ||
mahaa dEva sutam guruguha nutam |
maara kOTi prakaasham shaantam ||
mahaa kaavya naaTakaadi priyam
mooshika vaahanaa mOdhaka priyam ||
Maha ganapatim manasa smaraami
Vashista vaama devaadi vandita
Maha deva sutham guruguha nutham
Maara koti prakaasam shantam
Maha Kaavya natdagaadi priyam
Mushika vaahana modaga priyam
I meditate on the supreme GaNapati who is worshipped by sages like VasishTha, vaamadEva and others.
He, the son of Lord MahaadEva, is adored by Guruguha and shines with the brilliance of crores of Cupids. He is the tranquil one and exults in the literary pieces like poems and dramas. He is fond of Modaka, a variety of sweet, and has a mouse for a mount.