Ganesha Pancharatnam is a really quick but very highly effective hymn on lord Ganesha composed by the good advaita thinker Adi shankara Bhagavadpada within the eighth century. The which means of this stotra clearly explains the qualities and nature of God Ganesha together with the advantages of praying him.
Pancharatnam means 5 jewels. The composer, Adi Shankaracharya had praised the God Ganesha by presenting these 5 stanzas as 5 jewels, therefore the identify Maha Ganesha Pancharatnam.
The final a part of this stotra explains the phalastuti or the advantages of studying this stotra.