Gajaskandha, Gaja-skandha: 3 definitions
Gajaskandha 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.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gajaskandha (गजस्कन्ध):—[=gaja-skandha] [from gaja > gaj] m. ‘having shoulders like an elephant’, Name of a Dānava, [Harivaṃśa 12934]
2) [v.s. ...] ‘having a stem like an elephant’s trunk’, Cassia Alata or Tora, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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 (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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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.4.30 < [Chapter 4 - Descriptions of Śrī Acyutānanda’s Pastimes and the Worship of Śrī Mādhavendra]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 78 - Worship Prescribed for a Devotee of Viṣṇu < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]