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108 Names of Ganesha: Categorized by Theme

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Lord Ganesha's mural at Fort Meherangarh Palace, Jodhpur India (Courtesy: Dalbera via Flickr)

Lord Ganesha’s mural at Fort Meherangarh Palace, Jodhpur India (Courtesy: Dalbera via Flickr)

Ganesha… Ganapati… Siddhivinayaka… Mangalamurti… Elephant God

Did you know that Lord Ganesha is worshiped using 108 names!  We got curious and wanted to sort them by their meaning.  Some names refer to him as the God of all, powerful and warrior-like yet forgiving, with strong family connections.  Of course, there are several names that describe his appearance and other qualities.  And there are 22 names for Him as bestower or knowledge and success as well as remover of all obstacles.

Lord Ganesha’s 108 names (by theme):

Lord of all
1 Avaneesh Lord of the whole World
2 Bhupati Lord of the Gods
3 Bhuvanpati God of the Heaven
4 Devadeva Lord of All Lords
5 Sureshwaram Lord of All Lords
6 Ganadhakshya Lord of All Ganas (Gods)
7 Ganapati Lord of All Ganas (Gods)
8 Ganadhyakshina Leader of All The Celestial Bodies
9 Maheshwaram Lord of The Universe
10 Pramoda Lord of All Abodes
11 Vinayaka Lord of All
12 Vishwamukha Master of The Universe
13 Vishwaraja King of The World
Power and Glory
14 Alampata Ever Eternal Lord
15 Amit One who is Incomparable
16 Durja Invincible
17 Mangalamurti All Auspicious Lord
18 Shuban All Auspicious Lord
19 Sumukha Auspicious Face
20 Prathameshwara First Among All
21 Purush The Omnipotent Personality
22 Mahaganapati Omnipotent and Supreme Lord
Strong Warrior
23 Mahabala Enormously Strong Lord
24 Veeraganapati Heroic Lord
25 Devantakanashakarin Destroyer of Evils and Asuras
26 Devendrashika Protector of All Gods
27 Namasthetu Vanquisher of All Evils & Vices & Sins
28 Uddanda Nemesis of Evils and Vices
29 Sarvatman Protector of The Universe
30 Mrityuanjaya Conqueror of Death
31 Kripalu Merciful Lord
32 Kshamakaram The Place of Forgiveness
33 Devavrata One who accepts all Penances
34 Kshipra One who is easy to Appease
35 Sarvadevatman Acceptor of All Celestial Offerings
36 Yagnakaya Acceptor of All Sacred & Sacrficial Offerings
Family ties
37 Balaganapati Beloved and Lovable Child
38 Eshanputra Lord Shiva’s Son
39 Nandana Lord Shiva’s Son
40 Rudrapriya Beloved Of Lord Shiva
41 Dvaimatura One who has two Mothers
42 Gaurisuta The Son of Gauri (Parvati)
43 Shambhavi The Son of Parvati
44 Umaputra The Son of Goddess Uma (Parvati)
45 Heramba Mother’s Beloved Son
46 Skandapurvaja Elder Brother of Skand (Lord Kartik)
Knowledge and Wisdom
47 Buddhinath God of Wisdom
48 Buddhividhata God of Knowledge
49 Vidyavaridhi God of Wisdom
50 Buddhipriya One who bestows of knowledge and intellect
51 Sarvasiddhanta Bestower of Skills and Wisdom
Success and Fortunes
52 Dharmik One who gives Charity
53 Muktidaya Bestower of Eternal Bliss
54 Nideeshwaram Giver of Wealth and Treasures
55 Siddhipriya Bestower of Wishes and Boons
56 Siddhidhata Bestower of Success & Accomplishments
57 Siddhivinayaka Bestower of Success
58 Varaganapati Bestower of Boons
59 Varaprada Granter of Wishes and Boons
60 Varadavinayaka Bestower of Success
61 Yashaskaram Bestower of Fame and Fortune
Problem Solver
62 Avighna Remover of Obstacles
63 Vighnahara Remover of Obstacles
64 Vignaharta Demolisher of Obstacles
65 Vighnaraja Lord of All Hindrances
66 Vighnarajendra Lord of All Obstacles
67 Vighnavinashanaya Destroyer of All Obstacles & Impediments
68 Vigneshwara Lord of All Obstacles
Patron of Culture & Arts
69 Kaveesha Master of Poets
70 Krti Lord of Music
71 Nadapratithishta One who Appreciates and Loves Music
72 Swaroop Lover of Beauty
73 Yogadhipa The Lord of Meditation
Big, Elephant like
74 Bheema Huge and Gigantic
75 Vikat Huge and Gigantic
76 Lambodara The Huge Bellied Lord
77 Lambakarna Large-Eared Lord
78 Shoorpakarna Large-Eared Lord
79 Chaturbhuj One who has Four Arms
80 Gajanana Elephant-Faced Lord
81 Gajananeti Elephant-Faced Lord
82 Ekadanta Single-Tusked Lord
83 Ekadrishta Single-Tusked Lord
84 Gajavakra Trunk of The Elephant
85 Vakratunda Curved Trunk Lord
86 Gajakarna One who has Eyes like an Elephant
87 Krishapingaksha Yellowish-Brown Eyed
88 Gajavaktra One who has Mouth like an Elephant
89 Dhoomravarna Smoke-Hued Lord
90 Shweta One who is as Pure as the White Color
91 Haridra One who is Golden Coloured
92 Kapila Yellowish-Brown Coloured
93 Pitambara One who has Yellow-Colored Body
94 Rakta One who has Red-Colored Body
95 Shashivarnam One who has a Moon like Complexion
96 Bhalchandra Moon-Crested Lord
97 Akhurath One whose chariot is pulled by a mouse
98 Musikvahana One who has mouse as charioteer
99 Gadadhara One who has The Mace as His Weapon
100 Ekaakshara He of the Single Syllable
101 Omkara One who has the Form Of OM
102 Tarun Ageless
And Finally…
103 Yashvasin Beloved and Ever Popular Lord
104 Manomay Winner of Hearts
105 Mundakarama Abode of Happiness
106 Gunina One who is The Master of All Virtues
107 Shubhagunakanan One who is The Master of All Virtues
108 Anantachidrupamayam Infinite and Consciousness Personified

There are other names as well that have been used depending on region or language.


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