Gamani, aka: Gāmanī, Gāmaṇī, Gāmani; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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).

Source: Wisdom Library: Ṣaṭsāhasra-saṃhitā
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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)

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.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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gāmaṇī : (m.) the head of a village.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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