Ganesan  T.
Head of the Department
Research Fields: 
  • Member of the jury for the Viva Voce of Mr. Jean-Michel CREISMEAS' thesis on 'Le yoga du MataṄgapārameśvaratantra à la lumiere du commentaire de BhaṬṬa RāmakaṆṬha' at Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris 3, in October 2015.


Select Publications


GANESAN T., 2009. Two Śaiva teachers of the sixteenth century. Nigamajñāna I and his disciple Nigamajñāna II, IFP-Publications Hors série; 9, Institut français de Pondichéry, xviii, 274 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-169-2. [Publisher link]

Edited books

GANESAN T. (ed.), 2015. Pauṣkarāgamaḥ jñānapaādaḥ. Part 1, Prakashika; 16, National Mission for Manuscripts / New Bharatiya Book Corporation, New Delhi, lviii, 163 p., ISBN: 978-93-80829-02-9.
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2012. Pranava vidya parimalam enuum Onkara vilakkam, Teivaccekkilar Caivaciddantap Patacalai, Tancai, xiii, 222 p..
SAMBANDAN S., DAGENS B., BARAZER-BILLORET M.-L., GANESAN T. and J-M. CREISMEAS (ed.), 2012. Sūkṣmāgama. Volume II (Chapters 14 to 53), 1st ed., Steles: Jean Filliozat Series in South Asian Culture and History; 3, Institut Français de Pondichéry, Pondicherry, clxxiii, 403 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-190-6. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2012. Unnatapurīśvaramāhātmyam : Milattūr Stalapurānam Sanskrit text critically edited for the first time along with Tamil translation, 2 vols., Milattur Satsangaseva Community Trust, Milattur, Tamilnadu.
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2011. Unnatapurīśvaramāhātmyam (Milattūr Sthalapurānam) : The Holy legend of the town of Milattūr (in Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu). Edited from manuscripts; text with Tamil translation, introduction, summary of chapters in Tamil and English, 2 vols, Milattur Sri Satsangaseva Community Trust, Milattur.
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2010. Nigamajñānadeśikaviracita śivajñānabodhopanyāsa : a commentary on the Śivajñānabodha by Nigamajñānadeśika, critically edited with introduction and notes and English translation, Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi, xxiv, 79 p..
SAMBANDAN S. and GANESAN T. (ed.), 2010. Sūkṣmāgama. Volume I. Chapters 1 to 13, Collection Indologie; 114, Institut Français de Pondichéry / École Française d'Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry, xlix, 203 p., ISBN: 978-81-8470-181-4 (IFP); 978-285539-105-2 (EFEO). [Publisher link]
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2008. Sarvajñānottarāgamaḥ yogapādaḥ : with the commentary of Aghoraśivācārya. Edition and Tamil translation, Sri Aghorasivacharya Trust, Chennai.
GANESAN T. (ed.), 2008. Śivāṣṭottraśatanāmastotram accompanied by a commentary in verse by Sri Bhāskararāya with a Tamil translation based on the commentary of Nīlakaṇṭhadīkṣita, Sri Durga Indological Research Institute, Nayinaragaram (Tenkasi taluk, Tamilnadu), 56 p..

Book chapters

GANESAN T., 2015. Principal emotions contributing to the supreme love of Śiva : a study of early Śaiva hymnal corpus, In: Bilimoria P., Wenta A. (ed), Emotions in Indian thought-systems, Routledge, New Delhi, p. 137-155, ISBN: 978-1-138-85935-7. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T. and DAGENS B., 2014. Transmission of manuscripts, rewriting and interpretation: the case of the Śaivāgamas in South India, In: Balbir N., Szuppe M. (ed), Lecteurs et copistes dans les traditions manuscrites iraniennes, indiennes et centrasiatiques / Scribes and readers in Iranian, Indian and Central Asian manuscript traditions, Eurasian Studies; XII (2014), Istituto per l’Oriente C. A. Nallino, Roma, p. 11-22, ISBN: 978-88-97622-20-8.
GANESAN T., 2012. Vedantic Saivism : Visistadvaita of Srikantha, In: Kutumba Sastry V.,Saxena P.,Kaushik P. (ed), Advaitamanih : Professor Ram Murti Sharma commemorative volume, Vidyanidhi Prakashan, New Delhi, p. 90-113, ISBN: 978-9380651378.
GANESAN T., 2011. Saiva Siddhanta, In: Jacobsen Knut A.,Malinar Angelika (ed), Brill's Encyclopaedia of Hinduism. Volume 3, Brill, Leiden, p. 514-531. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2009. Sanskrit and Tamil for the service of Śaivism, In: Kannan M., Clare J. (ed), Passages: relationships between Tamil and Sanskrit, IFP - Publications Hors série; 11, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Tamil Chair, DSSEAS, Univ. of California (Berkeley), Pondicherry, p. 163-169, ISBN: 978-81-8470-176-0 (IFP). [Publisher link]

Peer-reviewed journal articles

GANESAN T., 2016. Advaita refuted and Advaita redefined, Dhimahi: Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 7 : 254-273.
GANESAN T., 2016. Śivaviśiṣṭādvaita of Śrīkaṇṭha and Śaṃkara's Advaita vedānta : review of some concepts, The Adyar Library Bulletin, 80 : 177-202.
GANESAN T., 2015. Finding the fundamental import of the Veda-s : study based on some early Vedic commentaries, Vaidika Vag Jyotih: an international refereed research journal on Vedic studies, 3 : 348-355. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2015. Lesser known Śaiva initiations : critical edition of the Vijñānadīkṣa chapter of the hitherto unpublished Acintyaviśvasādākhyāgama, one of the Āgamas of the Śaivasiddhānta tradition and its brief presentation, Cracow Indological studies, 16 : 145-167. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2015. Revisiting Mahābhārata : Śrīkṛṣṇa is the earlist Śaiva, Bulletin d'études indiennes, 33 : 29-38, Hommage à Bruno Dagens. [Publisher link]
GANESAN T., 2013. Place of Yoga in Saiva ritual system, Dhimahi : Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 4 : 148-155.
GANESAN T., 2013. Srikantha : the forerunner for later Saivasiddhanta authors, Dhimahi : Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, 4 : 148-155.
GANESAN T., 2012. Concept of Sakti in Saivasiddhanta, Journal of Sanskrit Academy, 21 : 103-112.
GANESAN T. and SATHYANARAYANAN R., 2011. Bhakti as a fundamental element in Saivism, Bulletin d'études indiennes, 28-29 : 51-62.
GANESAN T. and SATHYANARAYANAN R., 2011. Śuddhatattva-s in Śaivasiddhānta, The Journal of Sanskrit Academy, 20 : 127-132.
GANESAN T., 2010. Concept of Mukti in Saivasiddhanta, Journal of the Anantacharya Indological Research Institute, 9 : 93-99.
GANESAN T. and SATHYANARAYANAN R., 2009. Jñānadīpikādīksottaravidhi: A śaiva initiatory and post-initiatory manual, Journal of the Sanskrit Academy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 19 : 128-150.

Conference papers (published)

GANESAN T., 2013. Place of Yoga in Saiva ritual system, In: [s.n.] (ed), Proceedings of the Two Day national Seminar on Relevance of Sanskrit language in Contemporary Society in order to retain the Values of Indian Culture, 2-3, October, 2010, Sanskrit Academy Series; 99, Sanskrit Academy, Osmania University.

Awards and Honours

GANESAN T., 2016. Awarded the title of Visvaradhya Visvabharati by the Jangamavadi Mutt, Varanasi,in recognition of his research activities and publications in the domains of Saivism, Saiva Agama-s and Saivasiddhanta .