[Advaita-l] Vinayaka(s)

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Sep 6 22:53:46 CDT 2016

praNAms Sri Kathirasan prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Thanks for the links and additional information.  I shall look at the links in detail this week end as I am not able to open it in my office desk top.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

From: Kathirasan K [mailto:brahmasatyam at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 7:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Vinayaka(s)

Namaste Bhaskarji,

The Manavagrhyasutra states the names of the four Vinayakas: athāto vināyakānvayākhyāsyāmaḥ. śālakaṭaṅkaṭaśca kūṣmāṇḍarājaputraścosmitaśca devayajanaśceti. (2.14.1-2)

which are śālakaṭaṅkaṭa, kūṣmāṇḍarājaputra, usmita and devayajana.

Those of you who are familiar with Sanskrit can find full text here: http://gretil.sub.uni goettingen.de/gretil/1_sanskr/1_veda/5_vedang/2_grhya/manavgsu.htm<http://goettingen.de/gretil/1_sanskr/1_veda/5_vedang/2_grhya/manavgsu.htm> (look at 2.14 onwards for the section on Vinayakas and the effects they create)

The Yajnavalkya Smrti states 6 Vinayakas: mita, sammita, śāla, kaṭaṅkaṭa, kūśmāṇḍa and rājaputra (1.285). It also states that the Brahma and Rudra appointed the Vinayaka to be the remover of obstacles (1.271). Look at the effects of Vinayakas curse in verses 1.272 - 276. However, this text eventually relates that Mahaganapati needs to be worshipped daily along with Aditya to overcome the obstacles.  The Yajnavalkya Smrti is available here: http://gretil.sub.uni-goettingen.de/gretil/1_sanskr/6_sastra/4_dharma/smrti/yajn2_pu.htm

Kathirasan K

On 6 September 2016 at 20:10, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com<mailto:bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>> wrote:
The Manavagrhyasutra and the Yajnavalkya smrti present four different Vinayakas who are considered evil. They are spirits who possess people and create obstacles in the secular and religious endeavours.

praNAms Sri Kathirasan prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Interesting.  Can I have more details from the original source if possible.

Thanks in advance.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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