Tarunaganapati, Taruna-ganapati, Taruṇagaṇapati: 1 definition

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Tarunaganapati 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: Wisdom Library: Ganapatya

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).

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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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