[INDOLOGY] Some Ganesha gayatri mantras

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Wed Jan 29 23:55:13 UTC 2020

Dear Harry,

     The Gaṇeśa-Atharvaśīrṣa has the following Gāyatrī:

ekadantāya vidmahe
vakratuṇḍāya dhīmahi
tanno dantī [ dantiḥ] pracodayāt


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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