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Is Ganesha created based on Gautama Buddha? I have read in many articles from several social platforms that the concept of Ganesha is derived from Buddhism.

Various names such as vighnaharta and dukhharta are taken from the principles of Buddhism, not sure about the authenticity of such articles, just curious if someone could shed some light on this.

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  • @rajiv What?! Nope.
    – user1195
    Aug 25, 2017 at 2:45
  • Gautam buddha was born in 6th century B.C. The question which you are asking is suggesting that Ganpati was born after that. I don't think so. you can refer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha. Aug 25, 2017 at 2:53
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    Can you link to the articles you're referring to? Aug 25, 2017 at 4:13
  • Gaṇapati has been referenced even in the Rigvēda that Gautama Buddha likely studied when he was young. Various names such as vighnaharta and dukhharta are taken from the principles of Buddhism what does that even mean? Oct 18, 2021 at 6:00

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