Ganapatihridaya, Ganapati-hridaya, Gaṇapatihṛdayā: 3 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Gaṇapatihṛdayā can be transliterated into English as Ganapatihrdaya or Ganapatihridaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Gaṇapatihṛdayā (गणपतिहृदया) is the name of a deity mentioned in the 12th century Dharmakośasaṃgraha (a work dealing with iconography of Buddhist deities) written by Amṛtānanda.—His Āsana is dancing; his Mudrās are the abhaya and varada; he has two arms.—Like Gaṇapati himself Gaṇapatihṛdayā who is in all probability is his Śakti or female counterpart, cannot be easily assigned to any particular Dhyāni Buddha.
Gaṇapatihṛdayā is described in the Dharmakośasaṃgraha as follows:
“Gaṇapatihṛdayā is one-faced, two-armed, exhibits in her two hands the varada and abhaya poses, and shows the dancing attitude”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Cambridge Digital Library: Pañcarakṣā, Saptavāra
Gaṇapatihṛdayā (गणपतिहृदया) refers to the third of “seven days” (saptavāra) classified as a dhāraṇī according to a 17th-century Sanskrit manuscript from Nepal .—This collection associates each dhāraṇī with a specific day of the week, a tradition going back to at least the sixteenth century in Nepal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gaṇapatihṛdayā (गणपतिहृदया):—[=gaṇa-pati-hṛdayā] [from gaṇa-pati > gaṇa > gaṇ] f. Name of a goddess, [Buddhist literature]
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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