Ganadhipa, aka: Gaṇādhipa, Gaṇadhipa, Gana-adhipa; 3 Definition(s)
Ganadhipa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gaṇādhipa (गणाधिप).—Is Gaṇeśa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 41.
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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)
Gaṇadhipa (गणधिप) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Kailāsa, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Gaṇadhipa) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Name of Śiva; Śi.9.27.
2) Name of Gaṇeśa.
3) the chief of a troop of soldiers or of a class of disciples, of a body of men or animals.
Derivable forms: gaṇādhipaḥ (गणाधिपः).
Gaṇādhipa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṇa and adhipa (अधिप). See also (synonyms): gaṇādhipati.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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