Ganadhipati, Gaṇādhipati, Gana-adhipati: 5 definitions


Ganadhipati means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Gaṇādhipati (गणाधिपति) is the name of a deity [i.e., oṃ gaṇādhipataye svāhā], according to the Kalaśa Pūjā [i.e., Kalasha Worship] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ganadhipati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇādhipati (गणाधिपति).—

1) Name of Śiva; Śiśupālavadha 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: gaṇādhipatiḥ (गणाधिपतिः).

Gaṇādhipati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṇa and adhipati (अधिपति). See also (synonyms): gaṇādhipa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṇādhipati (गणाधिपति).—m. Śiva, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 27.

Gaṇādhipati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṇa and adhipati (अधिपति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Gaṇādhipati (गणाधिपति):—[from gaṇa > gaṇ] m. (= pa) Name of Śiva, [Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 27]

2) [v.s. ...] of Gaṇeśa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Ganadhipati in German

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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 (even English!). 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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