Ganapatihridaya, Ganapati-hridaya, Gaṇapatihṛdayā: 5 definitions



Ganapatihridaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Gaṇapatihṛdayā can be transliterated into English as Ganapatihrdaya or Ganapatihridaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

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Source: 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”.

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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.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ganapatihridaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: 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]

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Ganapatihridaya 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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