Ganesh Aarti 2018: From Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh to Ganesh Atharvashirsha Mantra, Best Devotional Songs to Celebrate Ganeshotsav
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“Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva Mata Jaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva”, this is a must-sing aarti at the end of a puja ceremony held in honour of Lord Ganesh, the Hindu God of good luck, great beginnings and fortune. India will be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Ganeshotsav and Vinayaka Chaturthi on September 13, 2018, on Friday. Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesh with the Elephant God born during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month (August-September, as per Gregorian calendar). And the biggest festival commemorated in honour of Lord Ganesh with a lot of joy and fervour over a span of ten days till Anant Chaturdashi. Devotees celebrate the festival by chanting Ganesh aartis, bhajans (devotional songs), shlokas, mantras especially the Ganesh Atharvashirsha mantra to seek blessings from the Almighty. You can download all these Ganesh aarti songs with lyrics for free as well as play it online during the puja ceremony. Ganeshotsav 2018 Hindi Songs: From Deva o Deva to Ganpati Bappa Morya, Top 5 Bollywood Tracks Dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

With Ganesh Chaturthi 2018 around the corner, we present to you an extensive list of Ganesh aartis and devotional songs to sing and perform during the grand festival. As we all know, it is a significant celebration in the state of Maharashtra, and several songs are in Marathi. While the quintessential “Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva” is performed at every household, other spiritual songs such as “Sukh Karta Dukh Harta” and “Shendur Lal Chadhayo” are equally famous. Here’s your collection of Ganesh aarti songs that you have to play on Ganeshotsav 2018.

Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh Deva - Ganesh Aarti by Anuradha Paudwal 

"Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh, Jai Ganesh Deva, Mata Jaaki Parvati Pita Mahadeva" is a popular Lord Ganesha aarti that is compulsorily sung while invocating the Hindu God. It begins with remembering Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati, parents of Lord Ganesha who deeply respects them. This aarti emphasises on how Ganpati fulfils the wishes and desires of everyone who remembers and worships him with a pure heart.

Ganesh Aarti by Hari Om Sharan

“Jai Ganesh Jai Ganesh” Aarti is sung by various singers, and we have included videos of two of the most famous renditions. The first one is by Indian playback singer Anuradha Paudwal. Famous Hindu devotional singer Hari Om Sharan had lent his voice in the second Ganesh aarti video. Singers Suresh Wadkar and Prajakta Shukre have also presented Ganesha aarti in melodious versions.

Sukh Karta Dukh Harta - Ganpati Aarti By Lata Mangeshkar

Sukhakarta Dukhaharta spelt as Sukhkarta Dukhharta is a very popular Ganpati aarti in Marathi. The devotional song dedicated to the Elephant God was composed by the saint Samarth Ramdas in the 16th century. This delightful rendition of "Sukh Karta Dukh Harta Ganpati Aarti" is given by Bharat Ratna recipient, legendary Lata Mangeshkar. Sukhakarta Dukhaharta literally means "harbinger of happiness and dispeller of distress” and is "most standard and almost universal" Ganesh aarti songs sung at the end of Puja ceremony, especially during the Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ganesh Atharvashirsha Mantra With Lyrics

Ganapati Atharvashirsa is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is believed to be as The One, the sum of holy trinity - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Written by Atharva Rishi, Ganapati Atharvashirsa Mantra is the most ancient Vedic Prarthana. It is also referred as Sri Ganapati Atharva Sirsha, the Ganapati Atharvashirsha, the Ganapati Atharvasirsa, or the Ganapati Upanishad. It is widely believed that chanting Ganapati Atharvashirsa mantra will get rid of all kinds of problems, discomfort, mental strife, troubles, and helps one focus, attain peace and happiness.

Shendur Lal Chadhayo Aarti by Ravindra Sathe

One of the absolute favourite songs to be played during Ganesh Chaturthi is “Shendur Lal Chadhayo” sung by Ravindra Sathe. Despite it being from a Bollywood flick, 1999’s Vaastav, it is not your typical Bolly song. “Shendur Lal Chadhayo” Aarti is recited as a part of bhakti songs to worship Lord Ganesha at the end of rituals. Devotees express their faith and devotion through this perfectly worded Ganesh aarti.

Ekadantaya Vakratundaya Song

Sung by Shankar Mahadevan, “Ekadantaya Vakratundaya” is another gem of a must-have song during Ganesh Chaturthi. The music is given by Ajay Gogavale and Atul Gogavale. The lyrics of the “Ekadantaya Vakratundaya” song goes like “Gananayakaya ganadaivataya Ganadhyakshaya dheemahi, Guna shariraya guna manditaya Guneshanaya dheemahi, Gunadhitaya gunadhishaya Guna pravishtaya dheemahi...” and in all these sentences the writer and singer are paying ode to the mightiest of the mighty god, Lord Ganesh.

So that was some of the best devotional songs and mantras to pray to Lord Ganesh during the ten-day festival. You are going to come across these bhajans sung by Anuradha Paudwal, Lata Mangeshkar or Ravindra Sathe, be it during the celebrations at home or at famous pandals. Most importantly, get ready to shout “Ganpati Bappa Morya”. Wishing you and everyone celebrating Ganeshotsav, a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2018.