Haridra-ganapati, Haridrāgaṇapati, Haridrā-gaṇapati, Haridraganapati: 4 definitions
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Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)Source: WikiPedia: Ganapatya
Haridra Ganapati (हरिद्रा-गणपति, lit. "turmeric Ganesha") is an aspect of the Hindu god Ganesha (Ganapati). Haridra Ganapati is also known as Ratri Ganapati. Haridra Ganapati is depicted as yellow like turmeric and wears yellow garments. He is one of the most popular thirty-two forms of Ganesha. Haridra Ganapati is worshipped for wealth and well-being. He is also described to protect his devotees. Haridra Ganapati is the patron of the Haridra Ganapatya sect, one of the six major schools of the Ganapatya sect, which regards Ganesha as the Supreme Being. The Haridra Ganapati followers consider him as leader of all deities including Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Indra; the guru of the sage Bhrigu, the guru of gods – Brihaspati, the serpent Shesha etc.; the one which the greatest knowledge and the one is worshipped by the deities who create the universe. Worshipping Haridra Ganapati is believed to grant moksha (emancipation).
The iconographical treatises Niyotsava and the Mantra-maharnava have similar descriptions of Haridra Ganapati. He is described as having three eyes. He sits on a golden throne. He is yellow-complexioned like turmeric and also wears yellow clothes. He has four arms and carries a pasha (noose), an ankusha (elephant goad), a modaka (sweet) and the danta (his own broken tusk) in his four hands. He draws his devotees closer by the noose, while goads them in the right direction by the ankusha.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Haridrāgaṇapati (हरिद्रागणपति).—a particular form of the god Gaṇeśa.
Derivable forms: haridrāgaṇapatiḥ (हरिद्रागणपतिः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Haridrāgaṇapati (हरिद्रागणपति):—[=haridrā-gaṇa-pati] [from haridrā > hari] m. a [particular] form of the god Gaṇeśa (in whose honour a Mantra is repeated with offerings of t°)
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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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