[Advaita-l] Ganapati Sukta RV 8-81 Translation

Dr. Yadu Moharir ymoharir at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 24 20:13:26 CDT 2011


'sadasaspati [1.18 (6-8)]',
'kshetrapati [4.57 (1-3)] and vaastospati [7.54 and 55]'
'gaR^ihapati and naraasha.nsa [1.18 (9)]'

Theses are regarded as the alternate equivalent names.

In 2.23 brhamaNaspati and bR^ihaspati are regarded as the same devataa.

As a leader of "gana" R^ikavat was classified as GaNapati for brahmaNaspati.

1.18 (6-8) R^ichaa are addressed for sadaspati where as the 9th R^icaa is for naraasha.nsa.  Ultimately, all were regarded as being just the "naamaantara" (alternate changed / altered names).  

If I come across any additional information I will let you know.


Dr. Yadu

--- On Thu, 3/24/11, Ramakrishna Upadrasta <uramakrishna at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Ramakrishna Upadrasta <uramakrishna at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Ganapati Sukta RV 8-81 Translation
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 11:47 AM


Since this thread has been raised again, here are my comments.

Shri Yadu-ji:

Could you please  verify the differences among the following again:

'sadasaspati [1.18 (6-8)]',
'kshetrapati [4.57 (1-3)] and vaastospati [7.54 and 55]'
'gaR^ihapati and naraasha.nsa [1.18 (9)]'

Shri ShriKrishna

Some of these (brhmaNaspati, bR^ihaspati, sadasaspati) are devataas of
appear as part of  brhmaNaspati-sUkta, most of whose mantras are from
(the rather difficult to learn) gRitsamada ma~nDala. This is different
from gaNapati-sUkta of 8th ma~nDala which was your original question.


2011/3/24 Srikrishna Ghadiyaram <srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com>:
> This particular set of names are not referring to the Riks which are part of the
> brahmaNaspati sUkta. Any speculation on why the Riks containing these
> significant names are not part of brahmaNaspati sUkta.
> Also, can you (or others) give some vyutpatti of these names.
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