Gajendramokshana, Gajendramokṣaṇa, Gajendra-mokshana: 4 definitions


Gajendramokshana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Gajendramokṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Gajendramoksana or Gajendramokshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta

Gajendramokṣaṇa (गजेन्द्रमोक्षण).—According to Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta, Madya-lila 9.221, “Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu then visited the holy place named Gajendra-mokṣaṇa, where He went to a temple of Lord Viṣṇu. He then came to Pānāgaḍi, a holy place where He saw the Deities of Lord Rāmacandra and Sītā”. The Gajendra-mokṣaṇa temple is sometimes mistaken for a temple of Lord Śiva. It is about two miles south of the city of Kaivera. Actually the Deity is not of Lord Śiva but of Viṣṇu.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

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Source: Chaitanya’s life and teachings (history)

Gajendramokshana is one of the places visited by Chaitanya during his pilgrimage in Southern India between April 1510 and January 1512.—Gajendra-mokshan.—Probably Devendra-mokshan or Suchindram, 2 m. s. of Nagarcoil. Here Indra was cleansed of his sin and built a temple to Sthanu-linga Shiva. [R. M. G.]

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Gajendramokṣaṇa (गजेन्द्रमोक्षण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a tale. Rādh. 43. H. 31. Oppert. 3607. 5952. 7293.
—from the Śāntiparvan of the Mahābhārata. [Mackenzie Collection] 59. Pet. 721. Io. 2254. Oxf. 5^a. Ben. 43. Rādh. 25. Burnell. 201^a.
—from Bhāgavatapurāṇa (Viii, 4). Burnell. 192^a. 201^a. Taylor. 1, 428. Oppert. Ii, 69. 2153. 3493. Rice. 74.
—from Vāmanapurāṇa. Oxf. 46^b.
—from Viṣṇudharmottara. Rādh. 25.

2) Gajendramokṣaṇa (गजेन्द्रमोक्षण):—said to be taken from the Śāntiparvan of the Mahābhārata. Ulwar 2096.

3) Gajendramokṣaṇa (गजेन्द्रमोक्षण):—Io. 2243. 2254. 2942. 3236. L.. 157. 158.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gajendramokṣaṇa (गजेन्द्रमोक्षण):—[=gajendra-mokṣaṇa] [from gajendra > gaja > gaj] n. ‘liberation of the elephant (into which a Gandharva had been transformed)’, Name of [Vāmana-purāṇa lxxxiv] (also said to be the Name of a part of [Mahābhārata])

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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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