Ganapatya, Gāṇapatya: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gāṇapatya (गाणपत्य).—The abode of Gaṇapati;1 attained by the Sūdra who is not addicted to drink.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 27. 123: IV. 7. 59.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 354.
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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-English dictionary

[«previous (G) next»] — Ganapatya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāṇapatya (गाणपत्य).—[gaṇapati-yak] A worshipper of Gaṇeśa.

-tyam 1 Worship of Gaṇeśa.

2) The leadership of a troop, chieftainship; रुद्रस्य गाणपत्यं मयोभूरेहि (rudrasya gāṇapatyaṃ mayobhūrehi) Vāj.11.15.

Derivable forms: gāṇapatyaḥ (गाणपत्यः).

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

Gāṇapatya (गाणपत्य).—mfn.

(-tyaḥ-tyī-tyaṃ) Relating to Ganapati or Ganesha. m.

(-tyaḥ) A worshipper of him. n.

(-tyaṃ) 1. Worship of him. 2. Chieftainship, presidency. E. gaṇapati, and ṣyaṇ aff.

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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. 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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