Devotional Singing always opens with a prayer to Lord Ganesh, the elephant headed son of Shiva, who helps us to overcome obstacles.
Jai Jai Jai Gana Nayaka
Jai Jai Jai Gana Nayaka Jai Jai Vighna Vinashaka
Jai Shubha Mangala Dayaka Vidya Buddhi Pradayaka
Gajavadana Gauri Nandana (2x)
Gangadhara Shiva Shambo Nandana
Salutations to Ganesha,
the one who removes obstacles and bestows auspiciousness, intellect and knowledge;
to the elephant faced son of Gauri and Shiva.