Gamana: 13 definitions



Gamana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories

Gamana (गमन) refers to one of the five kinds of Karma (action) in the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy. According to Kaṇāda, karma (action) is of five kinds. According to Praśastapāda (Praśastapādabhāṣya), that action which is the cause of the conjunction and disjunction with the indefinite region is called gamana. According to Varadarāja (Tārkikarakṣā), The non-intimate cause of the conjunction with non-specific space (aniyatadeśa) is known as gamana. According to Annaṃbhaṭṭa (Tarkasaṃgraha), All other motion [viz., not utkṣepaṇa, avakṣepaṇa, ākuñcana and prasāraṇa] is gamana.

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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gamana : (nt.) going; walk; journey; pursuit. (adj.), leading to; conducive to.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Gamana, 1. (nt.) the fact or the state of going, movement, journey, walk; (-°) striving for, the leading of, pursuit A.II, 48 sq. (gamanena na pattabbo lokass’anto=one cannot walk to the end of the world); Dh.178 (saggassa going to heaven); Sn.40, 691, cp. vāraṃ°; J.I, 62; 216 (in expl. of vihaṃgama: (ākāse) gamanato pakkhī vihaṃ gamā ti vuccanti); 295; PvA.57.—pahiṇa° going on messages D.I, 5, etc.; agati° wrong pursuit, °ṃ gacchati to pursue a wrong walk of life A.II, 18; PvA.161; magga° tramping, being on the road PvA.43; saraṇa° finding shelter (in the Dhamma) PvA.49.-2. (adj.) (-°) going or leading to, conducive to: nibbāna° maggo the Path leading to Nibbāna S.I, 186; Dh.289; duggati° magga the road to misery Th.2, 355; duggamana-ṭṭhānā (pl.) inaccessible places PvA.102 (in expl. of duggā).

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gamana (गमन).—n (S) Going or moving.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gamana (गमन).—n Going or moving.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gamana (गमन).—[gam-lyuṭ]

1) Going, motion, gait; श्रोणीभारादलसगमना (śroṇībhārādalasagamanā) Me.84; so गजेन्द्रगमने (gajendragamane) Ś. Til.7.

2) Going, motion; considered as one of the five karmans by the Vaiśeṣikas.

3) Approaching, going to.

4) March of an assailant.

5) Undergoing, suffering.

6) Obtaining, attaining.

7) Cohabitation.

8) Knowledge, understanding; नाञ्जः स्वरूपगमने प्रभवन्ति भूम्नः (nāñjaḥ svarūpagamane prabhavanti bhūmnaḥ) Bhāg.8.7.34.

Derivable forms: gamanam (गमनम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gamana (गमन).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Going in general, 2. March in general, or the march of an assailant. 3. Cohabitation. 4. Obtaining, attaining. E. gam to go ormove, affix lyuṭ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gamana (गमन).—[gam + ana], n. 1. Gait, [Śṛṅgāratilaks] 7. 2. Going, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 40. 3. Going to, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 3, 16. 4. Coming, [Hiḍimbavadha] 4, 27 (? read āgamanam). 5. Carnal approach, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 13, 6. 6. Undergoing, e. g. pañcatva-, Death, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 15, 78. 7. Way, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 68, 50.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gamana (गमन).—[neuter] going, coming, moving; going to, entering, approaching (prati, [accusative], [genetive], or —°); intercourse, cohabitation (—°); setting cut, departure, march.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gamana (गमन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Yantrarājaṭīkā jy. Rādh. 35.

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

1) Gamana (गमन):—[from gam] n. going, moving, manner of going, [Raghuvaṃśa; Meghadūta] etc. (ifc. f(ā). )

2) [v.s. ...] going to or approaching (with [accusative] or [genitive case] [Rāmāyaṇa i, 3, 22] or prati or a local adverb or ifc.), [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] going away, departure, decampment, setting out (for war or for an attack)

4) [v.s. ...] ifc. sexual intercourse (with a woman), [Pāraskara-gṛhya-sūtra ii; Rāmāyaṇa; Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] (with a man), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

6) [v.s. ...] ifc. undergoing, attaining, iv, 22 [Manu-smṛti i, 117; Rāmāyaṇa v, 15, 48]

7) [v.s. ...] footmarks (?), [iii, 68, 50.]

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