Ekadantavighnesha, aka: Ekadantavighneśa, Ekadanta-vighnesha; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Ekadantavighneśa can be transliterated into English as Ekadantavighnesa or Ekadantavighnesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Ekadantavighneśa (एकदन्तविघ्नेश) is short for Ekadanta (one-tusked), one of the fifty-six vināyakas according to the Kāśīkhaṇḍa from the Skanda-purāṇa (4 2.57). Worshipping this vināyaka (vighneśa) is part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā) route which centers around Kāśī (Vārāṇasī): a holy city in India. His esoteric position within the Kāśīmaṇḍala and the geographic position of his actual shrine is given by Rana Singh in his Banaras (p. 189) (source).

Ekadanta and the other vināyakas (vighneśas) are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas), which narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purāṇa
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ekadanta (एकदन्त).—m. (-ntaḥ) A name of Ganesa: see the preceding. E. eka and danta a tooth.
Vighneśa (विघ्नेश).—m. (-śaḥ) Ganesa. E. vighna an obstacle, īśa lord: see vighnanāśana .
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