First light the lamps.
Place the Ganesh idol or Photo frame facing the East or West. But not facing the South. Apply sandal paste and kumkum on the forehead, palms and feet and then garland with flowers.

Aachamaniyam :
   Achyutaya Namaha
   Ananthaya Namaha
   Govindaya Namaha
   Keshava, narayana, madhava ……………….padmanabha, damodara


Ring the bell as you chant the following mantra :
   Aagamartha tu devanam,
   Gamanartha tu rakshasam
   Kurvey ghantaaravam ramyam
   Devat ahvaan laanchanam


Guru dhyanam : With folded hand chant :
   Guru brahma guru vishnu gurudevo maheshwaraha.
   Guru saakshaat param brahma
   Tasmai shree guravey namaha.
   Nidhayey sarva vidyanaam, bhishajey bhavaroginaam.
   Guravey sarva lokaanam, dakshina murthayey namah.


Ganapati Dyanam :
   Om shuklambaradharam vishnum
   Shashi varnam chaturbhujam,
   Prasanavadanam dyayetha, sarva vignobha upashanthaye.


Prana Yamam:
   Om boohu, Om bhuvaha, Oghum suvaha,
   Om mahaha, Om janaha, Oghum satyam, Om tat sa vithurvarenyam,
   Bhargo devasya dhimahi, dheeyo yonah pracho dayathu. Om aphaha,
   Jyothi rasa, amrutham brahma, bhurbhuvasuvaram.


Sankalpam :
   Mamopatha samastha, duritha kshaya dwara, shri parameshwara
   preetheyartham, karishya manasya karmanaha nirvignam
   parisamaptyartha aadhao vigneshwara poojam karishyey.


Pour a spoonful of water on your palms, wipe them and say :
  Apah upasprashya.

Take some flowers and rice (akshata) in your hands and chant :
   Om gananaanthva ganapathing havaa mahey,
   Kavim kavinam, upavashravastamam.
   Jyeshta rajam brahmanam, brahmanaspatha, aanushrunvan oothi bhi
   Seedha saadanam. Om mahaganapathayey namaha.


Aavahanam (Invoking the God) - Place left palm on the centre of the chest and with the right palm touch the feet of the idol (or frame)simultaneously and chant the mantra :
   Asmin haridraa bimbey sumukham
   Mahaaganapathim dyayaami,
   Mahaaganapathim aavaa hayaami.
Aasanam - After chanting the following mantra, offer one flower or tulsi leaf :
   Aasanam samarpayami

Paadhyam and snaanam : Offer one spoon of water into a plate or bowl after                                        chanting each line of following mantra :-
   i) Paadhyo paadhyam samarpayaami
   ii) Hastyo ardhyam samarpayaami
   iii) Aachamaniyam samarpayami
   iv) Snanaan tharam aachamaniyam samarpayaami


Vastram, Upavitham and Aabharanam - After chanting each mantra, offer akshata                                                            (rice) with flowers or tulsi leaf:
   i) vastrartha akshataan samarpayaami
   ii) upavitaartha akshataan samarpayami
   iii) aabharanartha akshataan samarpayaami


Chandanam - Apply sandalpaste on the forehead of the idol (or photoframe) and chant
   Divya Parimalla gandhaan-dharayaame
Kumkum - Apply kumkum on top of the sandal paste and chant :
   Haridra kumkumam samarpayaami.
Akshata - offer some akshata (rice) and chant.
   Akshataan samarpayaami
Pushpam - offer some flowers and chant :
   Pushpaanni samarpayaami

Now you have invoked Lord Ganesh for the Pooja, and you are ready for the Pushpaanjali and naamavali (praising the Lord by his different names) After each of the following mantra offer a flower :

Om sumukhaya namaha
Om ekadantaaya namaha
Om kapilaaya namaha
Om gajakarnakaaya namaha
Om lambodaraaya namaha
Om vikataaya namaha
Om vignaraajaya namaha
Om vinayakaaya namaha
Om dhuma ketavey namaha
Om ganadyakshaaya namaha
Om faalachandraya namaha
Om gajananaaya namaha
Om vakratundaaya namaha
Om shoorpa karnaaya namaha
Om Heyrambaaya namaha
Om skandapoorvajaaya namaha
Om moola prakrutayey namaha
Om kshetra paalaya namaha
Om gurubhyo namaha
Om siddhi vinayaka swaminey namaha 
Nana vidha parimala - patra - pushpani samarpayaami

Prarthana : With folded hands chant :
   Vigneshwara mahabhaaga sarva loka namaskruta,
   Mayarabdha midham, karma nirvignam kuru sarvadhaa.
   Aabrahma lokaath, aasheyshaath aalokaa, loka parvataath,
   Yey vasanthi, dvija devah, tey bhyo nityam, namostutey.
   Namo namo ganeshya, namastey siva soonavey,
   Avighnam kuru mey devah, namami tvam ganadhisha.


Dhoop : Light two agarbattis and show it to the Lord accompanied by the ringing of the bell and chat.
   Dhoopamaagraapayaami

Deepam: (Optional) If you have lit a small accompanying lamp, show it to the Lord accompanied by ringing of bell. If not, just continue with agarbathi and say :
   Deepam Darshayaami

Naivedyam : Keep the prasadam (coconut fruits, kheer etc.) in a plate before the Lord, put Tulsi leaves on it close your eyes and chant the mantra offering       mentally the naivedyam to the Lord.
   Om bhur bhuvasuvaha, tat sa vithur varenyam,
   bhargo devasya dhimahi, dhiyoyo nah prachodayat.


Take 2 spoonful of water on your right palm, drip the water drops around the prasadam chanting :
   Deva savitah prasuva

Again 2 drops , drop as above :
   Satyam tvartena parishinchaami

Take 2 drops and drop thru the palm on your right side near prasadam chanting:
   Amrutah opatarana masi

Now, make gesture of offering prasadam to the Lord, chanting :
   Om Pranaaya swaha
   Om Apaanaya swaha
   Om Vyaanaya swaha
   Om Udaanaya swaha
   Om Samaanaya swaha
   Om brahmaney swaha
   Om maha Ganapataye namahe, Kadali phaladhikam nivey dayami


Drop 2 drops of water thru right palm on right side of naivedyam saying :
   Niveydanan antaram aachamaniyam samarpayami
2 drops - repeat
   Madhyey Madhyey amruta paniyam samarpayaami
2 drops - repeat
   Amrutaapidhaa namasi
2 drops - repeat
   Hasta prakshaalanam samarpayaami
2 drops - repeat
   Padha prakshaalanam samarpayaami
2 drops - repeat
   Aachamaniyam samarpayaami


Then put Tulsi leaves or flowers at the feet of the Lord after chanting :
   Poogi phala samaayuktam,
   Naagavalli dalai yurtam
   Karpoora churna sanyuktam
   Tamboolam prati gruhataam
   Taamboolam Samarpayaami


Light the Aarti (camphor) and show it to the Lord accompanied by ringing of the bell and the following mantra.
   Raajadi rajaaya prasanna
   Saahiney, namo vayam vaishravan aaya karma ney.
   Samey kaamaan, kaama kaamaya mahyam,
   kaameshwaro vaishravano dadhaatu
   kuberaya vaishravaanaya, mahaarajaya namaha.
Take 2 spoonful of water in your right palm and let it drop in the plate in front and say :
   Tat purushaya vidmahey vakratundaaya dhimahi.
   Thanno dantih pracho dayat. Karpoora niraanjanam sandarisha yaami.
Pour one spoonful water in plate after each mantra :
   i) Neeraaja naanaantaram aachamaniyam samarpayaami
   ii) Rakshaan dhaarayaami
offer flowers or Tulsi saying :
   Mantra pushpam samarpayaami, sarva opachaaran samarpayaami.
With folded hands pray.
   Vakratunda mahaakaya surya koti sama prabha.
   Avignam kuru mey deva, sarva kaaryeshu sarvadaa.
Prostrate before the Lord and exit.
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