Gajendra Moksha is a Puranic legend from the 8th Skandha of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa.
A sacred text in Hinduism. It is one of the famous exploits of the preserver deity, Vishnu. In this episode, Vishnu came down to earth to protect Gajendra, the elephant, from the clutches of a crocodile, alternatively known as Makara or Huhu, and with Vishnu’s help, Gajendra achieved moksha, or liberation from the cycle of birth and death.
The symbolic meaning of Gajendra moksha is that materialistic desires, ignorance, and sins create an endless chain of karma in this world and are similar to a crocodile preying upon a helpless elephant stuck in a muddy pond.
Gajendra Moksha Stotra is a powerful divine mantra that helps in overcoming problems in life. Chanting this mantra can bring the grace of Lord Vishnu to accomplish hard tasks and come out of difficult situations unharmed.
It has great significance in Hinduism and is believed to be one of the most powerful mantras in the world.
How do I chant Gajendra Moksha Stotra?
You can learn to chant the Gajendra Moksha Stotra by following along with videos that provide the Sanskrit lyrics and their meanings.
For example, you can check out this video on YouTube titled “Learn Gajendra Moksha Stotram with Sanskrit Lyrics and Meaning“.
The video is 11 minutes and 56 seconds long and provides a guided chant of the stotra along with English meanings.
Watch the below video and listen to the Stotram.