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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Trochoidea — marine snails.
- proper n. Alternative spelling of Ganesha.
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- proper n. The Hindu god of wisdom, prudence and prophesy; the remover of obstacles.
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- n. Hindu god of wisdom or prophecy; the god who removes obstacles
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As for the psychoanalytic aspects in Ganesa, Freudians and post-Freudians have had their rounds with Moses, Paul, Christians, and Jews through the ages, without having to duck eggs, harassment, or death threats...
Ganesha (Sanskrit: गणेश; IAST: Gaṇeśa; Ganesha.ogg listen (help·info)), also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon.
You are nearly one billion miles away, near to a cryovolcano, Ganesa Macula, which is currently erupting.
And Ganesa, obviator of obstacles, ready to fulfil the desires of his votaries, was no sooner thought of, than he repaired to the place where Vyasa was seated.
"Ganesa, upon hearing this address, thus answered, 'I will become the writer of thy work, provided my pen do not for a moment cease writing."
Ganesa having signified his assent, by repeating the word Om! proceeded to write; and Vyasa began; and by way of diversion, he knit the knots of composition exceeding close; by doing which, he dictated this work according to his engagement.
Even the omniscient Ganesa took a moment to consider; while Vyasa, however, continued to compose other verses in great abundance.
Let Ganesa be thought of, O Muni, for the purpose of writing the poem. '
They are of the nature of Vyasakutas, i.e., deliberate obscurities for puzzling Ganesa, who acted as the scribe, for enabling Vyasa to gain time for compositions.
All these verses are cruces intended to stagger Ganesa.