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Ganapati : song of the self

Author: John A Grimes
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, 1995.
Series: SUNY series in religious studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ganapati is the Hindu Lord of Beginnings, the Keeper of the Threshold, the Remover of Obstacles, Master of the Mind, Son of Siva, Elephant-headed, plump, and lovable. This book offers a wide range of information about Ganapati gathered from such diverse sources as hymns, poems, myths, shrines, practices, and theologies. It considers Ganapati's complexity: his transcendence of sectarian and territorial limits, his  Read more...
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Named Person: Gaṇeśa, (Hindu deity); Gaṇeśa, (Hindu deity); Ganesha.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Grimes
ISBN: 0791424391 9780791424391 0791424405 9780791424407
OCLC Number: 30671101
Description: xviii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. From the Formless to Form. Mythmaker, Oathbreaker --
2. In the Beginning. Sri Girijatmaja of Lenyadri. Origins. The Search Begins. Sri Ganapati Atharvasirsa. Peace Invocation. The Eight-Syllabled Ganesa Mantra. The Ganesa Gayatri. Ganesa's Form. The Eight Names of Ganesa. The Results. Peace Chant. Translation of the Sri Ganapati Atharvasirsa --
3. Naming is a Very Serious Business. Sri Mayuresvara of Morgaon. The Name Game. Names, Legends, Literature. 108 Holy Names of Lord Ganesa --
4. Fingers Pointing at the Moon. Sri Siddhi Vinayaka of Siddhatek. Map is Not Territory. Gajamukha (Elephant-Face). Ekadanta (Single Tusk). Vakratunda (Twisted Trunk). Lambodara (Potbellied One). Pasa (Noose). Arikusa (Goad). Surpakarna (Large Ears). Musaka (Mouse). Modaka (Sweet). Sindura Rakta varna (Crimson/Red Color). Svastika. Other Attributes. Introduction to Jnanesvar's Jnanesvari. What is Ganesa? One Possible Answer --
5. Songs That Ring, Songs That Roar. Sri Mahaganapati of Ranjangaon. Four Yuga Avataras of Ganesa. Asta Vinayaka Avatara. Asta Vinayaka Temples. Sri Mayuresvara of Morgaon. Sri Girijatmaja of Lenyadri. Sri Vighnesvara of Ojhar. Sri Siddhi Vinayaka of Siddhatek. Sri Cintamani of Theur. Sri Ballalesvara of Pali. Sri Varada Vinayaka of Mahad. Sri Mahaganapati of Ranjangaon. The One Clad in White; or, What You See Is What You Get. This Song Is for You. Jyestaraja --
Elder Brother (Variations on a Theme). "Sri Mahaganesa Panca Ratnam" --
6. Who Am I? Sri Cintamani of Theur. Tat Tvam Asi (That Thou Art). Mahavakya (Great Saying). Interpretation of Mahavakya --
7. Worship of Ganapati (Puja). Sri Vighnesvara of Ojhar. How to Worship Ganapati. Minimum Requirements. Puja. Sodasopacara Puja --
8. Lovers of the Beloved. Sri Ballalesvara of Pali. Avvaiyar --
9. Who Is Ganapati/Ganesa? Sri Varada Vinayaka of Mahad. Ganapati.
Series Title: SUNY series in religious studies.
Responsibility: John A. Grimes.

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Ganapati is the Hindu Lord of Beginnings, the Keeper of the Threshold, the Remover of Obstacles, Master of the Mind, Son of Siva, Elephant-headed, plump, and lovable. This book offers a wide range of information about Ganapati gathered from such diverse sources as hymns, poems, myths, shrines, practices, and theologies. It considers Ganapati's complexity: his transcendence of sectarian and territorial limits, his delayed but dramatic development into the religious pantheon, his paradoxical mythology, and his physical manifestation, an elephant's head on a human body. Ganapati: Song of the Self fosters an understanding from within a tradition. It presents a positive interpretation of the material and encourages an inner quest for spiritual truth.

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