108 Names of Ganesha with meaning

In this post, I am sharing 108 names of Ganesha with their meanings. Though it is going to be different this year amidst lockdown, the whole country is in the enthusiasm of Ganesh Utsav. The festival of Lord of wisdom, Ganesha, is actively celebrated in many states of our country and also outside the country. Lord Ganesha is the most beloved God of Hindus. He is well-known by several names. There are 108 distinct Sanskrit names of Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu mythology, each name has a unique meaning. Let’s know about them.


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Lord Ganesh is described by a human body, with a big belly, broken tooth, elephant’s head, four hands, and riding on a mouse. Lord Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati.  He is The Lord of Beginnings, intelligence, and knowledge. He is believed to be the remover of the obstacles. So, he is worshipped at the beginning of all special occasions, new work, or business.


Here Are 108 Names Of Lord Ganesha With Meaning

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Meaning: Lord Ganesha is also known as Avighna. “A” in Sanskrit means “No” and “Vighna” means obstacles. Avighna means ” The one who removes or takes away all the obstacles”.

2. Amit

Meaning: Lord Ganesha is also known as Amit, which means the Lord who is “unique”.

3. Avaneesh

Meaning: The God of the whole earth or world

4. Akhurath

Meaning: The God who has a mouse as his charioteer.

5. Alampata

Meaning: The God who is endless or eternal

6. Anantachidrupamayam

Meaning: The Lord who is a representation of the boundless knowledge.

7. Buddhipriya

Meaning: Buddhipriya means The Lord who gives knowledge and intelligence.

8. Buddhinath

Meaning: The God who is the lord of knowledge and intelligence.

9. Buddhividhata

Meaning: The Lord who is the creator of gives knowledge and intelligence.

10. Bhalchandra

Meaning: Bhal means “forehead” and Chandra means “the moon”. Bhalchandra means God who has the moon on his forehead.

11. Balganapati

Meaning: Bal means “child” and Ganapati means “Lord Ganesh”. Balganapati means God who is a beloved child.

12. Bhuvanpati

Meaning: Bhuvan means “Universe” and Pati means “the Lord”. Bhuvanpati means the God who is the Lord of the whole Universe.

13. Bheema

Meaning: Bheema means the Lord who is huge and big. ( like Bhim. Bhim is one of the Pandavas, of the epic Mahabharata)

14. Bhupati

Meaning: Bhu means “Earth” and Pati means “the Lord”. Bhupati means the Lord of Earth or the whole world.

15. Chaturbhuj

Meaning: Chatur means “four” and Bhuj means “hands”. Chaturbhuj means the Lord who has four hands.

16. Devadeva

Meaning: Deva means “God”. Devadeva means the God of all Gods.

17. Devavrata

Meaning: Deva means “God” and vrata means “vow”. Devavrata means the God who accepts all vows.

18. Dharmik

Meaning: Dharmik means the Lord who is generous and honorable.

19. Devantakanashakarin

Meaning: Devantaka means “demons” and nashakarin means “destroyer”. Devantakanashakarin means the Lord who is the destroyer of the demons.

20. Devendrashika

Meaning: Devendra means “God” and rashika means “protector”. Devendrashika means the Lord who is the protector of the Gods.

21. Dhoomravarna

Meaning: Dhoomra means “smoke” and varna means “color”. Dhoomravarna means God who is like smoke-colored.

22. Durja

Meaning: The God who is unbeatable.

23. Dvaimatura

Meaning: Dvai means “two” and matura means “mother”. Dvaimatura means the Lord who has two mothers. (According to Shiv Purana, Goddess Parvati created a statue of a kid from her body impurities. It was given life after dipping it in the holy waters of River Ganga. So, it is said, that the two mothers of Lord Ganesha are Goddess Parvati and Goddess Ganga.)

24. Ekadanta

Meaning: Eka means “one” and danta means “tooth”, Ekdanta means the God who is having one tooth.

25. Ekaakshara

Meaning: Eka means “one” and Akshara means “syllable”. Ekaakshara means the God who is having a single syllable.

26. Ekadrishta

Meaning: Eka means “one” and drishta means “visibility”. Ekadrishta means the God who is having focused visibility.

27. Eshanputra

Meaning: Eshan means “Lord Shiva” and Putra means “son”. Eshanputra means the Lord who is the son of Lord Shiva.

28. Gadadhara

Meaning: Gada means “mace” and Dhara means “holder”. Gadadhara means the God who holds a mace in his hands as his weapon.

29. Gajakarna

Meaning: Gaja means “elephant” and Karna means “ears”. Gajakarna is the God who has elephant-like ears.

30. Gajanana

Meaning: Gajanana means the God whose face is like an elephant.

31. Gajananeti

Meaning: Gajananeti means the God who looks like an elephant.

32. Gajavakra

Meaning: vakra means ” trunk”. Gajavakra means the God who has a trunk like an elephant.

33. Gajavaktra

Meaning: vaktra means “the one with a curved trunk”. Gajavaktra means the God who has a curved trunk as his mouth kije elephant.

34. Ganadhakshya

Meaning: Gan means ” number “dhakshya means “lord”. Ganadhakshya means the lord of a group of lords.

35. Ganadhyakshina

Meaning: Ganadhyakshina means the chief of all Ganas of Lord.

36. Ganapati

Meaning: The most popular among the 108 names of Ganesha is Ganpati. Ganpati means the king of all Ganas or Gods.

37. Gaurisuta

Meaning: Goddess Parvati is also called Gauri and suta means “child”.  Gaurisuta means the God who is the son of Goddess Gauri (Parvati)

38. Gunin

Meaning: Gunin the God who is enriched with good qualities.

39. Haridra

Meaning: The God who is Golden Colored like turmeric.

40. Heramba

Meaning: Heramba means the beloved son of a mother.

41. Kapila

Meaning: The God who is Yellowish-Brown colored.

42. Kaveesha

Meaning: Kaveesha means the God of poets.

43. Kirti

Meaning: Kirti means “fame”. It means the God of glory.

44. Kripalu

Meaning: Kripalu means the merciful God.

45. Krisha Pingaksha

Meaning: Krishna means ” dark complexion” and Pingaksh means “smokey eyes”. Krishna Pingaksh means the God who has a dark complexion and smoky eyes.

46. Kshamakaram

Meaning: Kshamakaram means the Lord who is the noble forgiver.

47. Kshipra

Meaning: Kshipra means the God who is very easy to please.

48. Lambakarna

Meaning: Lamba means ” huge” and Karna means “ears”. Lambakarna means the God who has huge ears.

49. Lambodara

Meaning: odara means “stomach”. Lambodara means the God who has a huge stomach.

50. Mahabala

Meaning: Maha means “great” and Bala means “strength”. Mahabala means the Lord who is very strong.

51. Mahaganapati

Meaning: Mahaganpati means the ultimate God.

52. Maheshwaram

Meaning: Maha means “great” and eshwaram means “God”. Maheshwaram means the supreme God.

53. Mangalamurti

Meaning: Mangal means “auspicious” and murti means “image or a form”. Mangalamurti means the Auspicious God.

54. Manomay

Meaning: Manomay means the God who conquers hearts.

55. Mrityunjaya

Meaning: Mrityunjaya means the God who is the Conqueror of death

56. Mundakarama

Meaning: Mundakarama is the God who is the home of happiness.

57. Muktidaya

Meaning: Muktidaya means the God who brings eternal joy and calm with him.

58. Musikvahana

Meaning: Musik means ” a mouse” and vahana means “vehicle”. Musikvahana means the God who has a mouse as his vehicle.

59. Nadapratithishta

Meaning: Nadapratithishta means the Lord who loves music.

60. Namasthetu

Meaning: Namasthetu means The God who is the destroyer of all evils and sins.

61. Nandana

Meaning: Nandana means God who is the son of Lord Shiva.

62. Nideeshwaram

Meaning: Nideeshwaram the Lord who is the giver of prosperity.

63. Omkara

Meaning: Omkara means the God who represents Om.

64. Pitambara

Meaning: Pita means “yellow” and ambara means “garments”. Pitambara means God who is dressed in yellow garments.

65. Pramoda

Meaning: Pramoda means God, who is a giver of joy and happiness.

66. Prathameshwara

Meaning: Pratham means ” first” and eshwara means “God”. Prathameshwara means the God who is first amongst all Gods.

67. Purush

Meaning: Purush means God with supreme qualities.

68. Rakta

Meaning: Rakta means the God who has a Red-colored body.

69. Rudrapriya

Meaning: Rudra means ” Lord Shiva” and Priya means “dear”. Rudrapriya means the dear son of Lord Shiva.

70. Sarvadevatman

Meaning: Sarvadeva means “all Gods” and atman means “immortal supreme self”. Sarvadevatman means the God who is supreme of all Gods.

71. Sarvasiddhanta

Meaning: Sarva means “all” and Siddhanta means “wisdom and skills”. Sarvasiddhanta means the God who is a giver of skills and knowledge.

72. Sarvatman

Meaning: Sarvatman means God who is the savior of the whole world.

73. Shambhavi

Meaning: Shambhavi means the wife of Shambhu ( Lord Shiva) i.e Goddess Parvati. Here Shambhavi refers to Lord Ganesha as the son of Shambhavi ( Goddess Parvati)

74. Shashivarnam

Meaning: Shashi means “moon” and varnam means “complexion”. Shashivarnam means the God who has the complexion like a moon.

75. Shoorpakarna

Meaning: Shoorpakarna means the God who has big ears.

76. Shuban

Meaning: Shuban means “auspicious”. Shuban refers to Ganesha as the auspicious Lord.

77. Shubhagunakanan

Meaning: Shubhagunakanan means the Lord of all virtues.

78. Shweta

Meaning: Shweta means “white color”. Shweta refers to Lord Ganesha as the God who is as divine and bright as the white color.

79. Siddhidata

Meaning: Siddhi means “success” and data means “giver”. Siddhidata means the God who is a giver of success.

80. Siddhipriya

Meaning: Siddhipriya means the Lord who is the bestower of fulfillment and achievement.

81. Siddhivinayaka

Meaning: Siddhivinayaka is referred to Lord Ganesha as the giver of success.

82. Skandapurvaja

Meaning: Skanda means “Lord Kartikeya” (elder brother of Lord Ganesha. Purvaja means “elder”. Skandapurvaja means the Lord whose elder brother is Kartikeya.

83. Sumukha

Meaning: Sumukha means God with an auspicious face.

84. Sureshwaram

Meaning: Sureshwaram means the God of all Gods.

85. Swaroop

Meaning: Swaroop means the God who is the admirer of beauty.

86. Tarun

Meaning: Tarun means “youth”. Tarun refers to the ageless God Ganesha.

87. Uddanda

Meaning: Uddanda means the God who punishes the evils and wicked behavior.

88. Umaputra

Meaning: Uma means “Goddess Parvati” and Putra means “son”. Umaputra means God who is the son of Goddess Parvati.

89. Vakratunda

Meaning: Vakra means “curve” and tunda means “trunk”. Vakratunda means God with a curved trunk.

90. Varaganapati

Meaning: Varaganapati means the giver of blessings.

91. Varaprada

Meaning: Varaprada means the God who fulfills all wishes.

92. Varadavinayaka

Meaning: Varadavinayaka means the Lord of success.

93. Veera Ganapati

Meaning: Veera Ganapati means the heroic Lord Ganesha.

94. Vidyavaridhi

Meaning:  Vidyavaridhi means the Lord who is the giver of wisdom.

95. Vighnahara

Meaning: Vighna means “obstacles” and hara means “remover”. Vighnahara means the God who removes all the obstacles.

96. Vighnaharta

Meaning: Another most popular name among the 108 names of Ganesha is Vighnaharta. Vighna means “obstacles” and harta means “destroyer”. Vighnahara means the God who destroys all the obstacles.

97. Vighnaraja

Meaning: Vighnaraja means the God of all the obstacles.

98. Vighnarajendra

Meaning: Vighnarajendra means the God who wins over all the obstacles.

99. Vighnavinashanaya

Meaning: Vighnavinashanaya means the God who destroys the obstacles.

100. Vigneshwara

Meaning: Vigneshwara means the God of obstacles.

101. Vikat

Meaning: Vikat means the God whose form is huge and gigantic.

102. Vinayaka

Meaning: Vinayaka means the Supreme Lord Ganesha.

103. Vishwamukha

Meaning: Vishwamukha means the God who is the master of the world.

104. Vishwaraja

Meaning: Vishwaraja means the God who is the master of the world

105. Yagnakaya

Meaning: Yagnakaya means the God who accepts the divine offerings.

106. Yashaskaram

Meaning: Yashaskaram means the God who is the giver of glory and prosperity.

107. Yashvasin

Meaning: Yashvasin means the beloved and popular lord Ganesha.

108. Yogadhipa

Meaning: Yogadipa means the God of meditation.


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