Gajanana, aka: Gajānāna, Gaja-anana; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Gajānāna (गजानान).—Is Gaṇeśa.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 54: 42. 35: 44. 51: IV. 27. 72. Matsya-purāṇa 154. 505.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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gajānana (गजानन).—m (S Elephant-faced.) A name of gaṇēśa.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gajānana (गजानन).—m A name of gaṇapati.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Gajānana (गजानन).—epithets of Ganeśa.

Derivable forms: gajānanaḥ (गजाननः).

Gajānana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaja and ānana (आनन). See also (synonyms): gajāsya.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gajānana (गजानन).—m.

(-naḥ) The deity Ganesha. E. gaja an elephant, and ānana a face; see gajavadana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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