Brahma vaivarta purana gives eight names while Amarakosha adds another two more extra names to the list of Ganesha names. Further Padmapurana gives twelve names in total, and Chintyagama gives 16 names of which Rakta Ganapati is one and strangely includes all the five forms accepted by the Ganapatyas.
Rupa mandana describes that Ganesha is surrounded by Gajakarna on left and Siddhi at right Duhmraka and balachandra at his back and Gauri in norther corner , Saraswati in southern – yaksha raja ie actually kubera at his west and the buddhi on his eastern side
tat karataya vidmahe
tanno dantiH prachodayat
karata being one of Ganesha’s name and one among the 11 gayatri’s addressed to Ganesha in Maitrayani Samhita. Harappan motifs – animal motifs depicted did represent certain groups, people . These are the modification of gotras – kasyapa is tortoise, vatsa is calf , bharadvaja is birds and so on and among all this was undoubtedly the group that represented the elephant motif. Vayupurana gives a detailed description of ketumala which mentions gajabhumika – or land of elephants
Panini also refers to a group of people in his book as hastinayana – descended from hastin which signifies elephant.