Ganapatismarana, Gaṇapatismaraṇa, Ganapati-smarana: 2 definitions

Introduction

Ganapatismarana 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

Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

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Source: Google Books: Ganapati: Song of the Self

Gaṇapatismaraṇa (गणपतिस्मरण) refers to “recalling Gaṇapati”, representing one of the possible preliminary rites (upacāra) of a pūjā (deity worship).—Each act in a pūjā is not only physical and/or mental, but also symbolic, cosmic, and spiritual. Sprinkling, sipping, and bathing are symbolic of purification, of the worshipped as well as of the worshipper and the surroundings. Various offerings [viz., gaṇapatismaraṇa] symbolize the surrendering of one’s latent tendencies (vāsanā) as expressed in thoughts, words, and deeds.

context information

Ganapatya (गाणपत्य, gāṇapatya) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Ganesha is revered and worshipped as the prime deity (ishta-devata). Being a minor though influential movement, Ganapatya evovled, llike Shaktism and Shaivism, as a separate movement leaving behind a large body of literature.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: ACHC: Smarta Puja

Gaṇapatismaraṇa (गणपतिस्मरण) refers to “recalling Ganapati” representing one of the various preparatory rites performed before pūjā (ritualistic worship of a deity) which aim at the purification of the devotee.—This time [Gaṇapati] alone is recalled with the help of a Vedic and a Puranic mantra. The Vedic mantra is the first verse of a sūkta addressed to god Brahmaṇaspati (Bṛhaspati; RV 2.23.1). As it mentions the word Gaṇapati it is used by the worshippers of Gaṇapati to connect their deity with the Ṛgveda. This is the most important Vedic mantra employed for his worship.

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