Worship of Lord Ganesha
vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 22 17:59:23 CDT 2001
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Comment - gaNAnAM tvA ... is from the brahmaNaspati sUkta in the
Rgveda. There is an excellent article on Ganesha worship, by Anand
Hudli, in our archives. Check
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>Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 13:37:03 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Sankaran Kartik Jayanarayanan <kartik at tick.ece.utexas.edu>
>To: ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG
>Subject: Re: Worship of Lord Ganesha
>On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Vivek Anand Ganesan wrote:
> > !AUM!
> > Eka dantAya vidmahe
> > vakratundAya dhImahi
> > tanno danta prachodayat
>I think that should be:
>tat purushhaaya vidmahe
>tanno dantiH prachodayaat.h
>at least that's the way the MahAnArAyaNa upanishad has it. Perhaps what
>you have is from another source?
> > Hello all :
> > Today is Ganesh Chaturthi ( in the US ). Greetings to
> > one and all on this festive occassion and may Lord Ganesha
> > shower his blessings upon us. Lord Ganesha is vighna harta
> > - one who removes obstacles in life. We can pray to Him to
> > remove obstacles in our personal/professional lives. Or
> > better still, we can pray to Him to remove obstacles in our
> > spiritual lives. May He grant us the wisdom to see Him.
>Thank you for reminding all of us of the importance of this day.
> > 1) Is the worship of Lord Ganesh mentioned in the vedas?
> > I am aware of an upanishad that mentions gaNapati but
> > are there vedic mantras? From where does the mantra
> > that starts as "gaNaNAm gaNapatim mahA have..." come
> > from?
>It is "gaNaanaam tva gaNapatiM havamahe..."
>I think that's from the KrishNa yajurveda, and also found in the R^ig veda
>(or is it the other way around?).
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