Ganagrani, Gaṇāgraṇī, Gana-agrani: 8 definitions


Ganagrani 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Gaṇāgraṇī (गणाग्रणी) refers to a “leader of the Gaṇas”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.32. Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] from the first half of that cluster of matted hair, rose up the powerful Vīrabhadra, the terrific leader of the Gaṇas [viz., gaṇāgraṇī]. He. stood lofty with two thousand hands blazing like the consuming fire. He enveloped the world all round and towered over it ten inches more”.

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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»] — Ganagrani in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇāgraṇī (गणाग्रणी).—m. Name of Gaṇeśa.

Gaṇāgraṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṇa and agraṇī (अग्रणी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṇāgraṇī (गणाग्रणी).—m.

(-ṇīḥ) A name of Ganesha. E. gaṇa the troops of deities, and agraṇī principal.

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

Gaṇāgraṇī (गणाग्रणी):—[from gaṇa > gaṇ] m. (= ṇa-nāyaka) Name of Gaṇeśa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Gaṇāgraṇī (गणाग्रणी):—[gaṇā+graṇī] (ṇīḥ) 3. m. Ganesha.

[Sanskrit to German]

Ganagrani 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»] — Ganagrani in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṇāgraṇi (ಗಣಾಗ್ರಣಿ):—[noun] the leader of or prominent man in, a group of people.

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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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