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Who is Ghanapati in vedas ? Is it an honour or a title ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 05 Mar '13 05:56 pm
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Some Veda reciters, called ghanapathins, have learned the recitation of the texts up to the advanced stage called ghana. Ghanapathins recite a mantra in different ways, with individual words repeated back and forth. Similarly, in the other methods of chanting like krama, jata, sikha, mala, and so on. The chief purpose of such methods is to ensure that not even a syllable of a mantra is altered to the slightest extent. It is a title assigned to them.
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 05 Mar '13 09:38 pm

 
  
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There is no Hindu who does not recognize the pre-eminence of the worship of this mysteriously conceived deity called Ganapati whose name occurs right in the beginning of the Rigveda itself, the earliest of the scriptures in the entire world. In this Veda we get the popular Mantra OM Ganaanaam tvam ganapatim havaamahe . which is a tribute to Lord Ganesha praising His various attributes!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 05 Mar '13 05:58 pm

 
  
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Ganapati whose name occurs right in the beginning of the Rigveda itself, the earliest of the scriptures in the entire world.

Ghanapati is a title, it means Pati of Ghanas or in otherwords leader of Ghanas.
Answered by Quest, 05 Mar '13 06:45 pm

 
  
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Ghanapati is a title, it means Pati of Ghanas or in otherwords leader of Ghanas.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 05 Mar '13 06:16 pm

 
  
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The deity who is worshiped before any one else so that there are no obstacles during the poojas.
Answered by Om Shrivastava, 05 Mar '13 05:58 pm

 
  
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As per ancient traditional Indian beliefs there is only one God. He is referred to as Omkar
He is seen to manifest Himself in five forms, depending upon the particular His various qualities and functions
Ganpati is one of those five manifestations and His form represents His Eleven Fundamental Qualities. These are -
1. Broad Forehead: Store House of Knowledge, intellect and wisdom.
2. Large Ears : A good and patient listener due to his having large sized ears.
His large ears are meant to inspire us listen to noble advice and thoughts.
3. Big Nose: It indicates dignity, self respect ability to foresee dangers that lie ahead.
His hanging big nose is indicative of capacity to foresee any danger and problems and warn us to live with dignity, respect and prestige.
4. Ekdant(Having only 1 tooth): Denotes firm determination.
5. Four Arms: Denotes creativity and ability to solve any problem by means of 'Saam'(peaceful approach), 'Daam'(by offering money) and 'Danda'(by inflicting puni ...more
Answered by Vikram, 06 Mar '13 01:41 am

 
  
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