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gaṇá [ gaNa ]


as, m. a flock, troop, multitude, number, tribe, series, class ( of animate or inanimate beings ), body of followers or attendants, RV. AV. etc.

troops or classes of inferior deities ( especially certain troops of demi-gods considered as Śiva's attendants and under the special superintendence of the god Gaṇê`śa ; cf. -devatā ), Mn. Yājñ. Lalit. etc.

a single attendant of Śiva, VarBṛS. Kathās. Rājat. iii , 270

N. of Gaṇê`śa, W.

a company, any assemblage or association of men formed for the attainment of the same aims, Mn. Yājñ. Hit.

the 9 assemblies of Ṛṣis under the Arhat Mahā-vīra, Jain.

a sect in philosophy or religion, W.

a small body of troops ( = 3 Gulmas or 27 chariots and as many elephants, 81 horses, and 135 foot ), MBh. i, 291

a series or group of asterisms or lunar mansions classed under three heads ( that of the gods, that of the men, and that of the Rākṣasas ), W.

( in arithm. ) a number, L.

( in metre ) a foot or four instants ( cf. -cchandas )

( in Gr. ) a series of roots or words following the same rule and called after the first word of the series ( e.g. ad-ādi, the gaṇa ad etc. or the whole series of roots of the 2nd class ; gargâ`di, the gaṇa garga etc. or the series of words commencing with garga )

a particular group of Sāmans, Lāṭy. i, 6, 5, VarYogay. viii, 7

a kind of perfume, L.

= vāc ( i.e. ' a series of verses ' ), Naigh. i, 11

N. of an author

( ā ), f., N. of one of the mothers in Skanda's retinue, MBh. ix, 2645

( cf. ahar-, marúd-, vṛ'ṣa-, sá-, saptá-, sárva- ; deva-, mahā-, and vida-gaṇá. )




gaṇá-karṇikā [ gaNakarNikA ]

f. Cucumis coloquinthida, L.



gaṇá-karman [ gaNakarman ]

n. a rite common to a whole class or to all, Kauś.



gaṇá-kāma [ gaNakAma ]

mfn. desirous of a body of attendants, ŚāṅkhGṛ. ii , 2, 13.



gaṇá-kāra [ gaNakAra ]

m. arranging into classes, classifier, W.

one who collects grammatical Gaṇas, Kāt. Sch. ; v. l. for °ri .



gaṇá-kāri [ gaNakAri ]

( or gaṇakâri, ' enemy of astrologers ' ? ), m., N. of a man, gaṇa kurv-ādi

( cf. gāṇagāri. )



gaṇá-kāritā [ gaNakAritA ]

f., N. of a work, Sāh. Sch.



gaṇá-kumāra [ gaNakumAra ]

m., N. of the founder of a sect worshipping Haridrā-gaṇapati, Śaṃkar.



gaṇá-kṛtvas [ gaNakRtvas ]

ind. for a whole series of times, Vop. vii, 70.



gaṇá-cakra [ gaNacakra ]

n., N. of a magical circle, Hit.



gaṇá-cakraka [ gaNacakraka ]

n. a guild dinner, L.



gaṇá-cchandas [ gaNacchandas ]

n. a metre measured by feet.



gaṇá-tā [ gaNatA ]

f. the forming a class or multitude, L.

the belonging to a party, L.

a cabal, W.

collusion, W.

classification, W.

arithmetic, W.



gaṇá-tva [ gaNatva ]

n. the forming a multitude, Kauś. ( dat. - tvāyai )

the office of an attendant of Śiva, Kathās. vii, 110.



gaṇá-dāsa [ gaNadAsa ]

m., N. of a dancing-master, Mālav.

[ N. ] of a physician, Bhpr.



gaṇá-dīkṣā [ gaNadIkSA ]

f. initiation of a number or class, performance of rites for a number of persons, W.

initiation of a particular kind in which Gaṇê`śa is especially worshipped, L.

-prabhu, m., N. of an author of Mantras ( with Śāktas ).



gaṇá-dīkṣin [ gaNadIkSin ]

mfn. one who officiates for a number of persons or for a corporation ( as a priest ), Yājñ. i, 161

one who has been initiated into the worship of Gaṇê`śa, W.



gaṇá-deva [ gaNadeva ]

m., N. of a poet, ŚārṅgP.



gaṇá-devatā [ gaNadevatA ]

ās, f. pl. troops of deities who generally appear in classes ( Ādityas, Viśvas, Vasus, Tuṣitas, Ābhāsvaras, Anilas, Mahārājikas, Sādhyas, and Rudras ), L.



gaṇá-dravya [ gaNadravya ]

n. property of a corporation, Yājñ. ii, 187.



gaṇá-dvīpa [ gaNadvIpa ]

m. a group of islands ( or the N. of a particular island ? ), R. iv, 40, 33.



gaṇá-dhara [ gaNadhara ]

m. the head of an assemblage of Ṛṣis under the Arhat Mahā-vīra, Jain.



gaṇá-dhātu-paribhāṣā [ gaNadhAtuparibhASA ]

f., N. of a grammatical treatise.



gaṇá-nātha [ gaNanAtha ]

m. ' lord of various classes of subordinate gods ', Śiva, L.

Gaṇê`śa, BhavP. Vet. Introd. 1.



gaṇá-nāyaka [ gaNanAyaka ]

m. the leader of the attendants of any god, BhP. v, 17, 13, BhavP.

' chief of Śiva's attendants ', Gaṇê`śa, MBh. i, 77, Kathās. c, 41

the head of an assemblage or corporation, VarBṛS. xv, 15

( ikā ), f. Durgā, L.



gaṇá-pa [ gaNapa ]

m. ( = -nātha ) Gaṇê`śa, Śaṃkar. xiv, 6

the head of a corporation, VarBṛS. xxxii, 18.



gaṇá-pati [ gaNapati ]

( °ṇá- ), m. ( gaṇa aśvapaty-ādi ) the leader of a class or troop or assemblage, VS. ; ( Bṛhaspati ) RV. ii, 23, 1 ( RTL. p. 413 ) ; ( Indra ) [ RV. ] x, 112, 9

Śiva, L. ( cf. RTL. pp. 77 and 211 )

Gaṇê`śa ( cf. also mahā-g° ), Pañcat.

N. of the author of a Comm. on Caurap.

[ N. ] of a poet, ŚārṅgP.

pl., N. of a family, Pravar. iii, 1

-khaṇḍa, m. n., N. of BrahmaP. iii

-nātha, m., N. of a man

-pūjana, n. the worship of Gaṇêśa`, W.

-pūrva-tāpanīyôpaniṣad, f. N. of an Up.

-pūrva-tāpinī, f. id. [ N. of an Up. ]

-bhaṭṭa, m., N. of the father of Govindânanda

-stava-rāja, m., N. of a hymn in praise of Gaṇê`śa

-stotra, n. prayers addressed to Gaṇê`śa

-hṛdayā, f., N. of a goddess, Buddh.

°ty-ārādhana, m. a hymn in honour of Gaṇê`śa ( attributed to Kaṅkola )

°ty-upaniṣad, f., N. of an Up.



gaṇá-parvata [ gaNaparvata ]

m. ' the mountain frequented by troops of demi-gods ', N. of the Kailāsa ( this mountain being the residence of Śiva's attendants as well as of the Kiṃnaras and Yakṣas, attendants of Kubera ), L.



gaṇá-pāṭha [ gaNapATha ]

m. a collection of the Gaṇas or series of words following the same grammatical rule ( ascribed to Pāṇini ).



gaṇá-pāda [ gaNapAda ]

m., gaṇa yuktârohyādi.



gaṇá-pīṭhaka [ gaNapIThaka ]

n. the breast or bosom, L.



gaṇá-puṃgava [ gaNapuMgava ]

m. the head of a corporation, VarBṛS. iv, 24.



gaṇá-pūjya [ gaNapUjya ]

m. id. [ the head of a corporation ], [ VarBṛS. ], xvi, 33.



gaṇá-pūrva [ gaNapUrva ]

m. id. [ the head of a corporation ], MBh. xiii, 1591.



gaṇá-pramukha [ gaNapramukha ]

m. id. [ the head of a corporation ], Buddh. L.



gaṇá-bhartṛ [ gaNabhartR ]

m. ( = -nātha ) Śiva, Kir. v, 42.



gaṇá-bhṛt [ gaNabhRt ]

m. = -dhara, Jain.



gaṇá-bhojana [ gaNabhojana ]

n. eating in common, Buddh.



gaṇá-mukhya [ gaNamukhya ]

m. = -puṃgava, VarBṛS.



gaṇá-yajña [ gaNayajJa ]

m. = -karman, KātyŚr. xxii, 11, 12 ; xxv, 13, 29.



gaṇá-yāga [ gaNayAga ]

m. worship of the troops or classes of deities, VarBṛS. ii.



gaṇá-ratna [ gaNaratna ]

n. ' pearls of Gaṇas ' ( only in comp. ), -kāra, m. ' author of the pearls of Gaṇas ', i.e. Vardhamāna

-mah´ôdadhi, m. ' great ocean in which the Gaṇas form the pearls ', a collection of grammatical Gaṇas by Vardhamāna.



gaṇá-rājya [ gaNarAjya ]

n., N. of an empire in the Deccan, xiv, 14.



gaṇá-rātra [ gaNarAtra ]

m. n. a series of nights, Hcar. i, 353.



gaṇá-rūpa [ gaNarUpa ]

m. the swallow-wort, L.



gaṇá-rūpaka [ gaNarUpaka ]

m. id. [ the swallow-wort ], L.



gaṇá-rūpin [ gaNarUpin ]

m. id. [ the swallow-wort ], L.



gaṇá-vat [ gaNavat ]

( °ṇá- ), mfn. consisting of a series or class, TS. ii, TBr. ii

followed by attendants, ib. [ TBr. ii ]

containing the word gaṇa, Kāṭh. xi, 4

( ), f., N. of the mother of Divo-dāsa or Dhanvantari, L.

°tī-suta, m. ' son of Gaṇavatī ', N. of a sage and physician ( also called Divo-dāsa or Dhanvantari or Kāśi-rāja ), L.



gaṇá-vara [ gaNavara ]

n., N. of a town, Śaṃkar. xiv, 6.



gaṇá-vṛtta [ gaNavRtta ]

n. = -cchandas.



gaṇá-vyākhyāna [ gaNavyAkhyAna ]

n. ' Gaṇa-explanation ', N. of a grammatical treatise.



gaṇá-vyūha [ gaNavyUha ]

m., N. of a Sūtra, Buddh.



gaṇá-śás [ gaNazas ]

ind. ( Pāṇ. i, 1, 23 ) by troops or classes, TS. ii ; v, TBr. i, ŚBr. xiv, ĀśvŚr. etc.



gaṇá-śrī' [ gaNazrI ]

mfn. associated in troops, associating, RV. VS. Kāṭh.



gaṇá-hāsa [ gaNahAsa ]

m. a species of perfume, L.



gaṇá-hāsaka [ gaNahAsaka ]

m. id. [ a species of perfume ], Bhpr.



gaṇá-homa [ gaNahoma ]

m., N. of a work.



gaṇâgraṇī [ gaNAgraNI ]

m. ( = °ṇa-nāyaka ) N. of Gaṇê`śa, L.



gaṇâcala [ gaNAcala ]

m. = °ṇa-parvata, L.



gaṇâ`cārya [ gaNAcArya ]

m. ' teacher common to all ', teacher of the people, Buddh.



gaṇâdhipa [ gaNAdhipa ]

m. the chief of a troop, ViṣṇuS. ( Hcat. i, 9, 11 )

N. of Śiva, L.

[ N. ] of Gaṇê`śa

= °ṇa-dhara, Jain.



gaṇâdhipati [ gaNAdhipati ]

m. ( = °pa ) N. of Śiva, Śiś. ix, 27

[ N. ] of Gaṇê`śa, L.



gaṇâdhipatya [ gaNAdhipatya ]

n. the predominance among a troop of gods, ŚiraUp.



gaṇâdhîśa [ gaNAdhIza ]

m. ( = °dhipa ) N. of Gaṇê`śa, Kathās. lxxiii.



gaṇâdhyakṣa [ gaNAdhyakSa ]

m. id. [ N. of Gaṇê`śa ], [ Kathās. ] lv, 165.



gaṇânna [ gaNAnna ]

n. food prepared for a number of persons in common, Mn. iv, 209 and 219.



gaṇâbhyantara [ gaNAbhyantara ]

m. ' one of a troop or corporation ', a member of any ( religious ) association, [ Mn. ] iii, 154.



gaṇâvarā [ gaNAvarA ]

f. ' last or lowest of her class ', N. of an Apsaras, v. l. for guṇâv°.



gaṇêndra [ gaNendra ]

m., N. of a Buddha, Lalit. xx, 82.



gaṇê`śa [ gaNeza ]

m. ( = °ṇa-nātha ) N. of the god of wisdom and of obstacles ( son of Śiva and Pārvatī, or according to one legend of Pārvatī alone ; though Gaṇê`śa causes obstacles he also removes them ; hence he is invoked at the commencement of all undertakings and at the opening of all compositions with the words namo gaṇê`śāya vighnê`śvarāya ; he is represented as a short fat man with a protuberant belly, frequently riding on a rat or attended by one, and to denote his sagacity has the head of an elephant, which however has only one tusk ; the appellation Gaṇê`śa, with other similar compounds, alludes to his office as chief of the various classes of subordinate gods, who are regarded as Śiva's attendants ; cf. RTL. pp. 48, 62, 79, 392, 440 ; he is said to have written down the MBh. as dictated by Vyāsa, MBh. i, 74 ff ; persons possessed by Gaṇê`śa are referred to, Yājñ. i, 270 ff. )

N. of Śiva, MBh. iii, 1629

= gaṇa-puṃgava, VarBṛ. xiii, 8

m. pl. ( = vidyêśa or °śvara ) a class of Siddhas ( with Śaivas ), Hcat. i, 11, 857 ff.

N. of a renowned astronomer of the 16th century

[ N. ] of a son of Rāma-deva ( author of a Comm. on Nalôd. )

[ N. ] of a son of Viśvanātha-dīkṣita and grandson of Bhāvarāma-kṛṣṇa ( author of a Comm. called Ciccandrikā )

-kumbha, m., N. of a rocky cave in Orissa

-kusuma, m. a variety of oleander with red flowers, L.

-khaṇḍa, m. n., N. of BrahmaP. iii ; [ N. ] of a section of the SkandaP.

-gītā, f., N. of a song in praise of Gaṇê`śa

-caturthī, f. the fourth day of the light half of the month Bhādra ( considered as Gaṇê`śa's birthday ), RTL. p. 431

-tāpinī, f., N. of an Up. ( cf. gaṇapati-pūrva-t° )

-purāṇa, n., N. of an Upa-purāṇa

-pūjā, f. the worship of Gaṇê`śa, see RTL. pp. 211-217

-bhujaṃga-prayātastotra, n., N. of a hymn in praise of Gaṇê`śa ( attributed to Śaṃkarâ`cārya )

-bhūṣaṇa, n. red lead

-miśra, m., N. of a copyist of the last century [ 19th ]

-yāmala, n., N. of a work

-vimarśinī, f. ' appeasing Gaṇê`śa ', N. of a work

-sahasra-nāman, n., N. of a part of the GaṇP.

-stava rāja, m., N. of a part of the BhavP.

-stuti, f. a hymn in honour of Gaṇê`śa by Rāghava

°śôpapurāṇa, n. = °za-pur°.



gaṇê`śāna [ gaNezAna ]

m. the god Gaṇê`śa`, MBh. i, 75, Hcat.



gaṇê`śvara [ gaNezvara ]

m. the chief of a troop, leader of a band ( gen. or in comp. ), MBh. xiii, R. iv  ; v

N. of a demon causing diseases, Hariv. 9556

' chief of the animals ', the lion, L.



gaṇotsāha [ gaNotsAha ]

m. ' avoiding assemblages ', the rhinoceros, L.