“What is the significance of the term “Ganapati Bappa Morya”?

“What is the significance of the term “Ganapati Bappa Morya”? Devotees chant Ganapati Bappa Morya all the time to sing the praises of Lord Ganesh. But how many of them know what the word Morya signify? The word Morya refers to a famous devotee of Lord Ganesh in the fourteenth century called Morya Gosavi, from Chinchvad, near Pune who invoked the Lord with severe penance. He attained siddhi (special powers and blessings) at Shree Chintamani and his son built the temple to commemorate the event.It is said that Moryaji also performed penances at Siddhi Vinayak in Ahmedabad and in Moreshwar/Mayureshwar at Moregoan where he also built the temple. Thus this depicts the inseparable relationship between God and his devotee.”

Source and further information: http://nayna.in/blog/divine-grace/faq-on-lord-ganesh-part-2/

 

“Many sages like tukaram maharaj and others have endorsed Moraya Gosavi as one who merged with Ganapati.
For rationalists, it will be hard to believe but for devotees, praying to Moraya Gosavi means praying to Lord Ganesh!”
Read more: Why we use Word “Morya” in Ganpati Bappa Morya? and what is a the meaning of Morya? | Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1841425#ixzz2eNVgOyPT

1) “Ganapati (Sanskrit: गणपति; gaṇapati), a synonym for Ganesha, is a compound composed of gaṇa, meaning “group”, and pati, meaning “ruler” or “lord”.”
Source and further information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganapati

2) Bappa: father / Lord
“All join in this final procession shouting “Ganapathi Bappa Morya, Purchya Varshi Laukar ya” (O father Ganesha, come again speedily next year). ”
Source and further information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesh_Chaturthi

“Morya Gosavi was a 14th century saint of the Ganapatya sect. He was a great devotee of Ganesha. He was originally from a village called Shaligram in Karnataka. He built the Mayureshwar temple at Morgaon, near Pune. The starting of the Ashtavinayak pilgrimage is attributed to him. The words Ganapati Bappa Morya are attributed to him. He was a contemporary of Chattrapati Shahu Maharaj and Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath Bhatt. He took sanjeevan samadhi at Chinchwad, Pune.”
Source and further information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morya_Gosavi

“Mangalmurti : ‘Man’ means complete and glu-gayate means the one endowing Serenity or purity. That which purifies both internally as well as externally is auspicious (mangal). An image bringing auspiciousness is thus Mangalmurti.In Maharashtra ‘Mangalmurti morya’ is used to proclaim Ganapati’s glory. The word morya in it refers to a famous devotee of Lord Ganesh in the fourteenth century called Morya Gosavi, from Chinchvad, near Pune. This depicts the inseparable relationship between God and a devotee.”
Source and further information:
http://www.sanatan.org/en/campaigns/Ganesh/page5.htm

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