Gajacchaya, Gajacchāyā: 5 definitions
Gajacchaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Alternative spellings of this word include Gajachchhaya.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Gajacchāyā (गजच्छाया).—A yugādi for Śrāddha.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 17. 3.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yā) A portion of time proper for a Sraddha, E. gaja, and chāyā shadow.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gajacchāyā (गजच्छाया):—[=gaja-cchāyā] [from gaja > gaj] f. ‘an elephant’s shadow’, a particular constellation, [Yājñavalkya i, 218; Purāṇa-sarvasva] (cf. [Manu-smṛti iii, 274.])
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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Partial matches: Gaja.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 220 - Importance of Gajacchāyā < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Chapter 216 - Origin of Śrāddha < [Section 1 - Tīrtha-māhātmya]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3.274 < [Section XXI - Relative Merits of the Offering-Materials]
Verse 3.276 < [Section XXII - Time for Śrāddha]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 19 - Qualifications of a Brāhmaṇa for Śrāddha gifts < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 16 - Praise of charitable gifts in Śrāddha < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)