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 (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ganadhyaksha in Purana glossary
Source: 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]”.

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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»] — Ganadhyaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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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Ganadhyaksha 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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