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Gayatri Mantras for different Devi/Devatas..

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100and9

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"Daṃṣṭra (दंष्ट्र) denoting a prominent tooth, ‘tusk’, or ‘fang’ of an animal, occurs often from the Rigveda onwards."

Does anyone understand the various symbolisms of the Tusk. Specifically I'm interested in Ganesha's one broken tusk. I get the mythology but I don't understand the symbolism.

For instance, the Antelope that Shiva holds represents the constellation Orion. The Eye of Orion is the flaming Ardra whose presiding deity is Rudra. The Ancient Egyptians worshipped their phallic fertility God Osiris in the same constellation. In fact, the Pyramids of Giza are aligned with the belt of Orion. Sorry for the side note, but this is what I'm referring to when I say symbolism of the 'Tusk'

Thanks in advance!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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PurANa purushAs ( including Sri RAma) and even many forms of Devi

are credited with prominent canine teeth (dhamstra).

In the West they associate canine teeth with vampires!
 

Visalakshi Ramani

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May 12, 2004 - Receding canines. Prominent canine teeth which still signify a male's dominance and fighting ability in many primates like baboons and gorillas, may have been replaced by less aggressiveteeth and looks. Broader faces with prominent cheekbones, not unlike those of contemporary movie stars including ...Missing: hero

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100and9

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PurANa purushAs ( including Sri RAma) and even many forms of Devi

are credited with prominent canine teeth (dhamstra).

In the West they associate canine teeth with vampires!

PurANa purushAs ( including Sri RAma) and even many forms of Devi

are credited with prominent canine teeth (dhamstra).

In the West they associate canine teeth with vampires!

Very interesting. I've noticed prominent canine teeth among the Brahmins/Kshatriyas of the West (elected Freemasons and other orders). Although the Buddhist version of the various physical attributes of siddha purusha lists that the canine teeth should be rounded; I think it's a rather altered version of an older work. A siddha purusha is identified essentially with the magnitude and quality of his prana as well as aspects of his chakras. Krishna was dark-complexioned.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physi...dha#cite_note-Krishnan,_Yuvraj_2009._p._125-6
 
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