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Tarunaganapati, aka: Taruna-ganapati, Taruṇagaṇapati; 1 Definition(s)

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Taruṇa Gaṇapati ("Youthful Ganapati") is one of the Thirty-two forms of Ganesha, mentioned in devotional literature related to the Hindu god Ganesha (Ganapati) such as the Mudgala Purana.

atha taruṇagaṇapatidhyānaṃ || mudgalapurāṇe ||

pāśāṃkuṣāpūpakapitthajaṃbū |
svadaṃtaśālīkṣumapi svahastaiḥ |
dhatte sadāyastaruṇāruṇābhaḥ |
pāyātsa yuṣmāṃstaruṇogaṇeśaḥ || 2 || raktavarṇaḥ

"Carrying in His hands the noose, hook, rice-cake, guava fruit, rose apple, own (broken) tusk, bunch of corn ears (paddy) and sugarcane and who vividly shines forth with His brilliant youthfulness" (Red Color).

(According to the Mudgala Purana version, kadubu – an edible specific to Lord Ganapati is mentioned instead of rice-cake).

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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