Gamani, Gāmaṇī, Gāmanī, Gāmani, Gāmaṇi: 7 definitions


Gamani means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā

Gāmanī (गामनी):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Gola, the sixth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (eg. Gāmanī) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

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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.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Gamani - A Tamil general and his stronghold, subdued by Dutthagamani. Mhv.xxv.13.

2. Gamani - A prince, youngest of one hundred brothers. His story is given in the Samvara Jataka. J.iv.130ff; see also J.i.136f.

3. Gamani - One of the six brothers of Bhaddakaccana; he remained behind when the others left for Ceylon. MT.275.

4. Gamani - See also Digha gamani, Duttha gamani and Ananda -gamani.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ceylon Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 1963

Gāmaṇi is another name for Mahāmaṇi: an ancient tank that existed near the ancient kingdom of Anurādhapura, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).—Gavaratissa Vihāra, also called Varārāma and Gavaravāla-aṅgaṇa, was founded by Bhātikatissa (143-167). The same king built and donated to this Vihāra, Mahāmaṇi or Gāmaṇi tank. Later, Mahāmaṇi tank, also called Mahamiṇiya, is ascribed to Mahāsena (275-301). Aggabodhi III (628) gave the village Mahāmaṇikagāma to Jetavana Vihāra. The Sīgiri Graffiti mention Mahamiṇiviya. Mahāmaṇi and its variants stand for modern Māmiṇiya, the name of a Korale, village and tank, 3 miles south-east of Maradankaḍavala.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gāmaṇī : (m.) the head of a village.

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

Gāmaṇī, (m.) the head of a company, a chief, a village headman Vin.II, 296 (Maṇicūḷaka). Title of the G.‹-› Saṃyutta (Book VIII, of the Saḷāyatana-Vagga) S.IV, 305 sq.; & of the G.-Jātaka J.I, 136, 137.—S.IV, 306 (Talapuṭa naṭa°), 308 (yodhājīvo g.), 310 (hatthāroho g.), 312 (Asibandhakaputta), 330 (Rāsiya). (Page 249)

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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

gamanī (गमनी).—a (mātṛgamanī Incestuous.) A term of general abuse. Used as Rogue, rascal, scoundrel, losel.

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

gamanī (गमनी).—a A term of general abuse. Rogue, rascal.

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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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