[INDOLOGY] Some Ganesha gayatri mantras

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Sat Feb 1 17:11:17 EST 2020


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Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]


On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 3:55 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Harry,
>
>      The Gaṇeśa-Atharvaśīrṣa has the following Gāyatrī:
>
> ekadantāya vidmahe
> vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi
> tanno dantī [ dantiḥ] pracodayāt
>
> Madhav
>
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
>
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 3:51 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Dear list members,
>> I've been asked to verify the authenticity of the following two Ganesha
>> gayatri mantras.  I.e. if they are not a modern creation. I haven't found
>> them in either Muktabodha or GRETIL libraries.  Would any of the list
>> members know a scriptural source or have heard these in a temple ceremony?
>>
>>  ekadantāya vidmahe
>>
>> vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi
>>
>> tanno buddhiḥ pracodayāt
>>
>>
>> gajānanāya vidmahe
>>
>> vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi
>>
>> tanno dantī pracodayāt
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Harry Spier
>>
>>
>>
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