Galantika, Galantikā: 7 definitions
Galantika 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.
Galantikā (गलन्तिका) refers to a “water jug”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 16.84. The word is used in the description of the marriage feast. Nārāyaṇa explains it as a gold vessel. The word occurs in Kīrtikaumudī 6.11, where Kathvate explains it a a vessel filled with water with a hole in the bottom. It was used for watering an idol. The word occurs in this sense in Kāśīkhaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha) 4.85; in Padmapurāṇa (Sṛṣṭikhaṇḍa 34.269) (in connection with the worship of Brahmā).
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
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1) A small pitcher.
2) A small water-jar with a hole in the bottom from which the water drops upon the object of worship (an image, Liṅga, Tulasī &c.) placed below.
See also (synonyms): galantī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) 1. A small pitcher. 2. A small water jar with small holes in the bottom, from which the water drops upon a Linga or Tulasi plant, placed beneath. E. gaḍ to drop, affix jhac, gaḍanti kan in the fem. form added, and ḍa changed to la.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Galantikā (गलन्तिका):—[from gal] f. a water-jar (with a hole in the bottom from which water drops upon a Liṅga or a Tulasi plant), [Kāśī khaṇḍa, from the skanda-purāṇa xii, 55; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi i, 5, 735/736.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Galantikā (गलन्तिका):—(kā) 1. f. A small pitcher.
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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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The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 4 - The Characteristics of a Chaste Woman < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 34 - The gift of Brahmāṇḍa < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]