According to Wikipedia article on Kartikeya-

While the Baudhayana Dharmasutra mentions a householder's rite of passage that involves prayers to Skanda with his brother Ganapati (Ganesha) together.

Where is Ganesha mentioned in Baudhayana Dharma Sutras?


It's there in Baudhayana Dharma Sutras 2.9.6. The Mantras are as follows:

OM . I quench the Rudras. OM . I quench Rudra’s male attendants. OM . I quench Rudra’s female attendants.
7 OM . I quench Vighna. OM . I quench Vinayaka. OM . I quench Vıra. OM . I quench Sthula. OM . I quench Varada. OM . I quench Hastimukha. OM . I quench Vakratunda. OM . I quench Ekadanta. OM . I quench Lambodara.* OM . I quench Vighna’s male attendants. OM . I quench Vighna’s female attendants.
8 OM . I quench Sanatkumara. OM . I quench Skanda. OM . I quench Indra. OM . I quench Sastı. OM . I quench Sanmukha. OM . I quench Jayanta. OM . I quench Visakha. OM . I quench Maha sena. OM . I quench Subrahmanya. OM . I quench Skanda’s male attendants. OM . I quench Skanda’s female attendants.
9 OM . I quench Aditya. OM . I quench Soma. OM . I quench Angaraka. OM . I quench Budha.


Updating the answer in reply to @sv's comment below.

Here is the Dharma Sutra in Sanskrit.

The Mantras are actually Tarpana Mantras (used for offering libations of water to various deities). In such Mantras either "Tarpayami" is present or "Tripyantam".

Here, in the text, Tarapayami is present and which they have translated as "I quench".

The Mantras for Ganesha and Skanda (and their allies) are present in pp 28-29 of the Sanskrit PDF.

Screenshot from Sanskrit PDF showing Ganesha and Skanda names from pages 28-29

Screenshot from Sanskrit PDF showing Ganesha and Skanda names from pages 28-29

So, the exact Mantras for Lord Ganesha are like:

Om Vighnam Tarpayami, Om Vakratundam Tarpayami, Om Lambodaram Tarpayami, Om Ekadantam Tarpayami, Om Vighna Parshadischa Tarpayami etc.

and, those for Lord Karthikeya are like:

Om Skandam Tarpayami, Om Mahasenam Tarpayami, Om Skanda Parshadischa Tarpayami etc.

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  • Someone should change the Wikipedia page of ganesha claiming that he is not mentioned in ancient texts. – Anubhav Jha Mar 11 '18 at 15:43
  • Who says that? In Yajnvalkya Smriti too there is large section dedicated to worship of Lord Ganesha. @AnubhavJha – Rickross Mar 11 '18 at 15:54
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    Where did you get the translation from? What is the original verse? Can you point me to the verse/translation at wisdomlib.org/hinduism/ Baudhāyana Dharmasūtra? – sv. Mar 11 '18 at 17:30
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    @AnubhavJha Is Baudhayana Dharmasutra ancient text...? This is written much later than Mahabharata..Ganesha is mentioned in Mahabharata... And as per Ramcharitmanas Shiva & Parvati worshiped Ganapati in their marriage ( मुनि अनुशासन गनपति हि पूजेहु शंभु भवानि )..much before the birth of their son Ganesha...so Ganapati is a post and always doesn't mean Parvati's son Ganesha.. – YDS Mar 12 '18 at 4:14
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    @YDS Ganapati is not post. How can you say it is post? Post any proofs if you have any. – The Destroyer Mar 12 '18 at 6:51

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