Gamagama, Gamāgama, Gama-agama: 10 definitions
Gamagama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.
Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)Source: Shodhganga: Mantra-sādhana: Chapter One of the Kakṣapuṭatantra
Gamāgama (गमागम) refers to “going to and fro” and represents a ritual according to the Kakṣapuṭatantra verse 70-71: “one should fix the mind firmly, focusing on the four-petalled lotus of the secret place at the bottom. One will accomplish the rasa-siddhi, likewise, vaśya, ākṛṣṭi, kālavacana (cheating death), kāryārambhana (operation) of poison, bhūta, and so on, gamāgama (going to and fro), sārasvata (acquiring eloquence), and stambhana, through japa, using the leftward flow [of prāṇa (breath)]”.
Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Gamāgama (गमागम) refers to “entry and exit”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “[...] (Thus the yogi experiences) the contentment (tṛpti) of the night of the Full Moon, which arises in this way laden with nectar. This is the consecration of the Command, the entry (āgama) (of the breath that takes place) in the phase of emanation. Once he has purified (himself) by (this process of) entry and exit (gamāgama), (the adept) should worship the Transmission (kramārcana). [...]”.—(Cf. Mālinīstava)
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Gamāgama (गमागम) refers to the “setting and rising (of the sun)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold life that is difficult to be traversed. It has been stated at length that the cycle of rebirth which is full of suffering is five-fold on account of combining substance , place, right time [com.—time (kālaḥ) is characterised by the progressive half of the cycle of time, etc. (utsarpiṇyādilakṣaṇaḥ) or indicated by the setting and rising of the sun, etc. (sūryagamāgamādivyaṅgyaḥ)], life and intention”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gamāgama (गमागम).—going and coming.
Derivable forms: gamāgamaḥ (गमागमः).
Gamāgama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gama and āgama (आगम).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-maḥ) Going and coming. E. gama, and āgama going.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gamāgama (गमागम).—[masculine] going and coming, going to and fro.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gamāgama (गमागम):—[from gama > gam] m. going and coming, going to and fro, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxxvii]
2) [v.s. ...] m. sg. and [plural] negotiation, [Kādambarī; Rājataraṅgiṇī vii, 1274] (cf. gatāgata)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gamāgama (गमागम):—[gamā+gama] (maḥ) 1. m. Going and coming.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Gamagama (ಗಮಗಮ):—[noun] the scent, odour or volatile particles emitted by substances that smell agreeable.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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