This is a chant to Ganesha, the Hindu god of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles. The words mean "I take refuge in (or I seek the protection of) Ganesha. We invoke Ganesha at the beginning of our musical offerings, and at the beginning of any new endeavor.
Ganesha Sharanam, Sharanam Ganesha
Gan Gan Ganapati Sharanam Ganesha
Words: traditional Sanskrit;
Music: Jody Kessler