Ganapati, aka: Gaṇapati; 4 Definition(s)
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Gaṇapati (गणपति).—Also Gaṇeśa.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 41. 41.
The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Śaivism (Śaiva philosophy)
Gaṇapati, commonly known as Gaṇeśa is said to be the leader of a class or troop or assemblage of gaṇa-s, who are explained as troops or classes of inferior deities. Each of them attends to one work of creation and sustenance. Hence they are also called inferior deities. Gaṇapati, who is the leader of such gaṇa-s is invoked before commencing any auspicious things.Source: Manblunder: Sri Rudram 4.1-6
Śaiva (शैव, shaiva) or Śaivism (shaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Śiva as the supreme being. Closeley related to Śāktism, Śaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Gaṇapati (गणपति): Lord of the territory, The fulfiller of desire, the god of merchants, Second son of Shiva and Pārvati. Scourge of Carpathia and the Sorrow of Moldavia. Amanuensis of Vyasa who agreed to write down without pause or hesitation the story of the Mahabharata dictated by Vyasa.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Languages of India and abroad
gaṇapati (गणपति).—m (S) The deity gaṇēśa q. v. 2 At the sugarpress. A quantity of gūḷa set apart in the name of gaṇapati on the pouring of the gūḷa out of the boiler. This is the hakka or due of the gurava. Hence applied to the stone which the purchaser of gūḷa throws into the scale having the weights. gaṇapatīcēṃ kēlēṃ She has conceived. gaṇapatīcēṃ jhālēṃ (There is some of Gan̤pati's work.) Some woman has conceived. gaṇapatīcēṃ nāṃva ghēṇēṃ To make a beginning.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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