This Mantra is used in conjunction with Lord Ganesh. Usually this mantra can be heard being played during Ganesh Chaturthi and all festive occasions related to the holy Ganesh, the Son of Lord Shiva and Sati Parvati. VAKRATUNDA MAHAKAYA MEANING Before we explain what this mantra means you should know the full mantra both in Sanskrit as well as ts corresponding English pronunciation. This mantra is more popularly sung in many tunes in Indian subcontinent for the praise and gratitude to Lord Ganesha. SANSKRIT SLOKA LYRICS वक्रतुण्डमहाकाय सुर्यकोटिसमप्रभ | निर्विघ्नं कुरुमेदेव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा || ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION LYRICS vakratunda mahakaya surya koti samaprabha nirvighnam kurume deva sarva karyeshu sarvada MEANING O lord Ganesha we salute you thy supreme. O mighty lord who posses the curved trunk (vakratunda) and holy divine with mighty physique (mahakaya), Praise to thy who glitter like a zillion burning star like sun (surya koti) yet who bestows bliss to every body (samaprabha) . Hail to the God of million Gods (kurume deva) ; help me fight all my hindrance with faith that you will be there to protect me (nirvighnam) like you have been guiding me always (sarva) and I have faith in you my Lord that you will be protecting me from all the evil forever and ever (karyeshu sarvada).