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Goddess Vināyakī[edit]

Reference says //Agrawala, Prithvi Kumar (1978), Goddess Vināyakī: The Female Gaṇeśa, Indian Civilization Series, Varanasi: Prithivi Prakashan//Has it removed from the article?!Eshwar.omTalk tome 01:04, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Reference section clean up[edit]

I have removed the following works from the article's reference since they don't appear to be actually used as sources in the article. Placing them here, in case I removed any in error, and for potential future use:

Related: any support or objections to converting the article to {{sfn}} style referencing so that the references in the Notes section can be linked to the full citation in the Reference section? To be clear, I am not proposing changing "For X see ..." style used in the article, which I find very useful and informative. Abecedare (talk) 01:30, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

First appearance[edit]

Ganesha's First appearance is a female form?is it?!!
if it is yes then why those information are missing in this article?!

And i have suspicion,why references moved from article's page to here ?!.is moved references has contains the information which i said above.is any body pushing Pov in secretly?!!Eshwar.omTalk tome 02:10, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

i have to look on that.Eshwar.omTalk tome 02:11, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Ganesha in Maharashtra[edit]

I have reverted User:Eshwar.om's recent removal of sourced content related to Ganesha worship in Maharashtra. Secondary sources, already cited in the article clearly establish the importance of mentionng Ashtavinayak and Tilak's role in making Ganesha Chaturthi a public celebration. If Eshwar wants to make a cse for removal of the content that is both solidly sourced and reviewed multiple times in the GA, PR, LOCE, and FA process, he can do so here and gain consensus.
PS: Note this related ANI report I filed about Eshwar's disruptive editing of this and other articles, including the most recent series of edits. Abecedare (talk) 19:38, 5 May 2015 (UTC)


dont you think these are all non sense.iam not criminal and you are not a police.you said I filed about Eshwar's disruptive editing .every one can file for any.no need to mention that and all here..am i correct know?!. your information based on Ganesha in Maharashtra means why cant you write this info under sec called Ganesha in Maharashtra in other hand Tilak's role is main in making Ganesha Chaturthi a public celebration means add this info in Ganesha Chaturthi article's page if not added yet.Am i correct know friend.please explain.am waiting for your reply.thank youEshwar.omTalk tome 04:56, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

To answer your questions:
  1. why cant you write this info under sec called Ganesha in Maharashtra: Because that is not how the article is organized, and not a good way to organize it either. Every individual point does not need a section of its own, and the information is best integrated into related content as is currently done in the Temples section..
  2. in other hand Tilak's role is main in making Ganesha Chaturthi a public celebration means add this info in Ganesha Chaturthi article's page if not added yet. The details do belong in the Ganesh Chaturthi page, and in this article we only mention Tilak's role in a sentence as per summary style.
Abecedare (talk) 05:07, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
ok carry on then.No man is an island.by the by now i m ok with your explanation.Eshwar.omTalk tome 05:35, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Reverting revert of IP edits[edit]

@Coolgama: you really want to include vague and unsourced statements such as

But another belief says that he was a primary deity in Hinduism from before.

But only oral traditions in some castes tell this.

... as well as grammatical errors and insertion of new statements before existing references that probably do not corroborate them, in a featured article? And you accuse me of vandalism when I revert such additions? QVVERTYVS (hm?) 08:42, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

@Qwertyus:, Thanks for putting the things on talk page. I completely agree that we should correct the grammatical errors and should not have unsourced information. But it does not mean that we should remove correct information. For e.g .you removed name "Ganapati/Ganapti". This name is as common as Ganesha all over the world. This is true that "the Vedas, he is praised as Ganpati which means "Lord of the people" or" Lord of the Ganas, men of Lord Shiva."
Already many people in the past have distorted the pages like Ganesha and Ganesh festival by our esteemed editors in the past and I did not get support to put the right perspective. Better try to improve the article in the positive way... Hope you understand my point Coolgama (talk) 09:46, 7 July 2015 (UTC)