Ganadhyaksha, Gana-adhyaksha, Gaṇādhyakṣa: 4 definitions
Ganadhyaksha 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 Gaṇādhyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Ganadhyaksa or Ganadhyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Gaṇādhyakṣa (गणाध्यक्ष) refers to the “presiding officer of the Gaṇas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.37. Accordingly:—“[...] seeing Dakṣa and others entirely burnt, he laughed boisterously filling the three worlds with the sound. [...] On seeing Vīrabhadra who had fulfilled his task, lord Śiva was pleased and he made him the presiding officer of his Gaṇas [i.e, gaṇādhyakṣa]”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Gaṇādhyakṣa (गणाध्यक्ष) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaṇādhyakṣa (गणाध्यक्ष):—[from gaṇa > gaṇ] m. idem, [lv, 165].
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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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Ends with: Devasuraganadhyaksha.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 71 - The Greatness of Kāmeśvara (kāma-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 77 - Puṣpadanteśvara (puṣpadanta-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)