Siddhivinayaka, Siddhi-vinayaka, Siddhivināyaka: 6 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Siddhivinayaka in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Siddhivināyaka (सिद्धिविनायक) is short for Siddhi (perfect being), one of the fifty-six vināyakas according to the Kāśīkhaṇḍa from the Skanda-purāṇa (4 2.57). Worshipping this vināyaka (gaṇeśa) is part of a sacred pilgrimage (yātrā) route which centers around Kāśī (Vārāṇasī): a holy city in India. His esoteric position within the Kāśīmaṇḍala and the geographic position of his actual shrine is given by Rana Singh in his Banaras (p. 189) (source).

Siddhi and the other vināyakas (gaṇeśas) are described in the Skandapurāṇa (the largest of the eighteen mahāpurāṇas), which narrates the details and legends surrounding numerous holy pilgrimages (tīrtha-māhātmya) throughout India. It is composed of over 81,000 metrical verses with the core text dating from the before the 4th-century CE.

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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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Ganapatya (worship of Ganesha)

[«previous next»] — Siddhivinayaka in Ganapatya glossary
Source: Google Books: Ganapati: Song of the Self

Siddhivināyaka (सिद्धिविनायक) is an epithet of Gaṇeśa and refers to the “bestower of success”.—Gaṇeśa is said to preside over the Mūlādhāracakra (the fountainhead of evolutionary energy, located at the base of the spine, where it is coiled up like a sleeping serpent). When activated, the human consciousness expands and unknown and unexpected faculties emerge. Subtle powers of intelligence and accomplishment arise. For this reason, Gaṇeśa is well known as Vighneśvara (lord of obstacles) and Siddhi Vināyaka (bestower of success). He represents the divine power that works from the lower levels removing obstacles and uplifting life to stages of supreme consciousness.

Source: Ashtavinayak (8 temples of Ganesha)

Siddhivinayaka in Siddhatek (Shree Siddhivinayak-Siddhanek) refers to the first of the eight Ganesha temples part of the Ashtavinayak pilgrimage.—In Maharashtra (a state in central India) there are eight revered temples dedicated to Vinayaka (eight images of Ganapati). [...] The names of the eight kshetras (shrines) [viz., Siddhivinayaka] are listed in the mangalashtaka-sloka. This sloka is always recited during a religious ceremony. [...] The Ashtavinayak pilgrimage (visiting the eight shrines of Ganapati) is believed to guarantee eternal bliss. That is why many want to do it at least once in their life.

Ashtavinayaka temples [viz., Siddhivinayaka] are ancient, they are mentioned in the texts of Ganesha Purana and Mudgal Purana. However, most of the kshetras (shrines) were rebuilt and restored during the reign of the Peshvas (supreme rulers of Marathi).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Siddhivinayaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Siddhivināyaka (सिद्धिविनायक).—a form of Gaṇeśa.

Derivable forms: siddhivināyakaḥ (सिद्धिविनायकः).

Siddhivināyaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms siddhi and vināyaka (विनायक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Siddhivināyaka (सिद्धिविनायक):—[=siddhi-vināyaka] [from siddhi > sidh] m. a form of Gaṇeśa

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Siddhivinayaka 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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