Ganadhisha, Gaṇādhīśa, Gana-adhisha: 5 definitions


Ganadhisha 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.

The Sanskrit term Gaṇādhīśa can be transliterated into English as Ganadhisa or Ganadhisha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ganadhisha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gaṇādhīśa (गणाधीश) refers to the “lords of Gaṇas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.40.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] after going beyond Alakā, the capital of the king of Yakṣas and the Saugandhika park, they saw the fig-tree of Śiva. [...] Beneath that vaṭa of yogic potentialities, Viṣṇu and other Devas saw Śiva seated. [...] Viṣṇu and the Devas performed obeisance and spoke to Śiva who was revered by the lords of Devas, Siddhas, Gaṇas (i.e., Gaṇādhīśa) and the sages”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ganadhisha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṇādhīśa (गणाधीश):—[from gaṇa > gaṇ] m. (= dhipa) Name of Gaṇeśa, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxiii.]

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Ganadhisha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ganadhisha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṇādhīśa (ಗಣಾಧೀಶ):—[noun] = ಗಣಾಧಿಪ [ganadhipa].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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