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15. Nritya Ganapati

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15. Nritya Ganapati
The Shivanidhi portion includes descriptions of thirty-two forms of Ganapati that are mentioned frequently in devotional literature related to Ganesha.
There are also sculptural representations of these thirty-two forms in the temples at Nañjanguḍ and Chāmarājanagar (both in Mysore district, Karṇāṭaka), done about the same time as the paintings were done and also at the direction of the same monarch.
Each of the thirty-two illustrations is accompanied by a short Sanskrit meditation verse (dhyānaśloka), written in Kannada script. The meditation verses list the attributes of each form. The text says that these meditation forms are from the Mudgala Purana.

This information was given by Brahmanda Guruji Shri Narendra Babu Sharmaji, in his Bruhat Brahmanda programme telecasted in Zee Kannada Channel while speaking on 32 Forms of Ganapathi.

Temple Related To Nritya Ganapathi - Located in Arulmigu Magudeshwarar Temple – Kodumudi.

Nakshatra Related To Nritya Ganapathi : Magha Nakshatra

The happy "Dancer," Nritya Ganapati, is four-armed and golden, with rings on His fingers, holding a tusk, goad, noose and modaka sweet. He prances under the kalpavriksha tree, epitomizing exuberant activity and joy.

Nritya Ganapati Mantra:
Meditation verse as written in Kannada script in the above painting:

atha nRuttagaNapatidhyAnaM || mudgalapurANE ||

pAshAMkushApUpakuThAradaMta caMcatkarAkluptavarAMguLIyakaM | pItaprabhaM kalpatarOradhastAM | bhajAmi nRuttOpapadaM gaNEshaM || 15 || pItavarNaH

Translation of Mantra:
"The Dancing Ganapati" under the boon-tree. He has four arms. He is golden in colour. His hands hold the single tusk, the elephant goad, the noose, the axe (parashu) or the hatchet (kuthâra). The dhyâna sloka specifies that one of the four hands can show a cake apûpa.

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  1. Hi,
    I really would like to listen to a correct delivering of the Sri Nritya Ganapati Mantra, but unfortunately the player lists just an empty file. It looks like the host is down. Would you be so kind to provide an alternate link for it?
    Thanks a lot for all your useful infos!

  2. Sorry, it was posted long back. Even we have missed the files.