Gadhi, aka: Gādhi; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


[Gadhi in Purana glossaries]

Gādhi (गाधि):—Son of Kuśāmbu (one of the four sons of Kuśa, son of Ajaka). He had a daughter named Satyavatī. He had a son named Viśvāmitra. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.15.4-5, 9.16.28)

(Source): Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Gādhi (गाधि).—(Kauśika) a royal sage who knew the yoga powers of Hari;1 the son of Kuśāmbu(a) (Kuśanābha, Vāyu-purāṇa.) Indra incarnate. His daughter was Satyavatī whom the Brāhmaṇa Ṛcīka wanted to marry. Gādhi thought him unsuitable and asked for a bride-fee of a thousand horses white like the moon and with one ear black. This condition was satisfied with the help of Varuṇa, and Ṛcīka got her married. Gādhi's wife took the consecrated caru intended for her daughter and became the mother of a Brahmavit, by name Viśvāmītra.2 He was desirous of more territory on the earth.3 Son of Kuśika, wife Paurukutsi.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 19. 9: II. 7. 44. Vāyu-purāṇa 91. 65-6.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 15. 4-10: 16. 28 and 32. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 7. 11-16.
  • 3) Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 3. 9.
  • 4) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 35. 58.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Gadhi in Pali glossaries]

gādhi : (aor. of gādhati) stood fast; had a firm footing.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[Gadhi in Marathi glossaries]

gaḍhī (गढी).—f ( H) A small fort or fortress; a castle. 2 Better gaḍḍī.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gaḍhī (गढी).—f A small fortress, a castle.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Gadhi in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gādhi (गाधि).—m. [gādh-in] Name of the father of Viśvā mitra. (He is supposed to have been an incarnation of Indra and born as the son of king Kauśāmba.)

Derivable forms: gādhiḥ (गाधिः).

See also (synonyms): gādhin.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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