Bala Ganapati, Bāla Gaṇapati: 1 definition

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In Hinduism

Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Ganapatya

Bāla Gaṇapati ("Childlike Ganapati") is one of the Thirty-two forms of Ganesha, mentioned in devotional literature related to the Hindu god Ganesha (Ganapati) such as the Mudgala Purana.

tatra bālagaṇapatidhyānaṃ

karasthakadalīcūta | panasekṣucamodakaṃ | bālasūryanibhaṃ vaṃde ||
devaṃ bālagaṇādhipaṃ || 1 || raktavarṇaḥ

Adorned with a garland of tender flowers, having plantain (banana), mango, jack fruit, sugarcane and sweets (modaka) in His hands and who is effulgent like the rising sun (red color).

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Ganapatya (गाणपत्य, gāṇapatya) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Ganesha is revered and worshipped as the prime deity (ishta-devata). Being a minor though influential movement, Ganapatya evovled, llike Shaktism and Shaivism, as a separate movement leaving behind a large body of literature.

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