Ganesha is a important hindu deity.

Is there any mention of Ganesha in the Vedas?


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There is a refrence of Ganapathi in Yajurveda 16:25

नमो गणेभ्यो गणपतिभ्यश्च वो नमो नमो व्रातेभ्यो व्रातपतिभ्यश्च वो नमो नम्गृत्सेभ्यो गृत्सपतिभ्यश्च वो नमो नमो विरूपेभ्यो विश्वरूपेभ्यश्च वो नमः ॥२५॥

  1. Homage to assemblies (ganas) and to you ganapathi, homage to horses and to you masters of horses, homage to you hosts that wound and pierce, to you destructive armies with excellent bands be homage.

Rigveda 2:23:1

गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम् । ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणां ब्रह्मणस्पत आ नः शृण्वन्नूतिभिः सीद सादनम्॥१॥

  1. WE call thee, Ganapathi (Lord and Leader of the heavenly hosts), the wise among the wise, the famousest of all, The King supreme of prayers, O Brahmanaspati: hear us with help; sit down in place of sacrifice.

Rigveda 10:112:9

नि षु सीद गणपते गणेषु त्वामाहुर्विप्रतमं कवीनाम् । न ऋते त्वत्क्रियते किं चनारे महामर्कं मघवञ्चित्रमर्च॥९॥

  1. Lord of the hosts (Ganapathi), amid our bands be seated: they call thee greatest Sage among the sages. Nothing is done, even far away, without thee: great, wondrous, Maghavan, is the HYMN I sing thee.

Taittaraiya Samhita 4:5:4:1

नमो गणेभ्यो गणपतिभ्येश्च भो नमो:|

Salutations to him who is in (Gana) host and who is in Ganapati (Lord of host).

Ganesha is mentioned as danti the tusked god in Taittaraiya Aranyaka.

Taittaraiya Aranyaka 10:1:5

तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे वक्रतुन्डाय धीमहि तन्नो दन्ति प्रचोदयात् ।

We meditate upon Him who has a curved trunk. May the tusked one show us the right path.

Taittaraiya Aranyaka 10:1:15

रुद्रो रुद्रश्च दन्तिश्च नन्दिः षण्मुख एव च ।

गरुडो ब्रह्मा विष्णुश्च नारसिहंस्तथैव च ।।

Rudra, Danti, Nandi, Shanmukha, Garuda, Brahma, Vishnu, Narsimha are the mentioned gods.

  • Can you give me English translation of these verses. Apr 11, 2021 at 14:04

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