Gananayaka is the ancient Sanskrit boy name which literally means leader of the attendants of any god. It also means chief of shiva's attendants.
The name Gananayaka is derived from Sanskrit - a combination of Gana (group, troops or classes of inferior deities) and Nayaka (leader or captain) to form Gananayaka. Together, they indicate leader of group or troops. Gananayaka finds reference in Bhagavata Purana (भागवत पुराण) with meaning the leader of the attendants of any god. Mention of Gananayaka (गणनायक) is found in Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Kathasaritsagara where this word refers to chief of Shiva's attendants or Ganesha (गणेश). Also, Gananayaka finds reference in Varaha Brhat Sanhita (बृहत् संहिता) with meaning the head of an assemblage or corporation. Gananayaka is also found in thousand names of Ganesha where Gananayaka refers to Lord Ganesha who is the Supreme Deity and lord of the Ganas.
Name Gananayaka is not that popular in the US. Gananayaka is little hard to pronounce for non Indians, might be that is why not popular in the USA. Gananayaka is not a popular name in India. Gananayaka is adopted by only some person in India as the name of their kids.
Name Gananayaka is Sweet and Rare. Gananayaka has a very beautiful meaning attached to it. Gananayaka has a good mythological background.
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