Gandaki, aka: Gaṇḍakī; 5 Definition(s)
Gandaki 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gaṇḍakī (गण्डकी).—Name of a river originating from Himālaya, a holy mountain (kulaparvata) in Bhārata, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. There are settlements (janapada) where Āryas and Mlecchas dwell who drink water from these rivers.
Bhārata is a region south of Hemādri, once ruled over by Bharata (son of Ṛṣabha), whose ancestral lineage can be traced back to Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 79. 11: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 26: Matsya-purāṇa 114. 22.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 133. 23.
- 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 96: 108. 79.
Gaṇḍakī (गण्डकी) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) or River mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.26.4, II.82.97). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Gaṇḍakī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Languages of India and abroad
1) Name of a river flowing into the Ganges.
2) A female rhinoceros.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 21 books and stories containing Gandaki or Gaṇḍakī. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
List of Mahabharata people and places (by Laxman Burdak)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 20 - The Importance of Gaṇḍakī < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section On The Nether World)]
Chapter 23 - The Sage Lomaśa Comes to the Help of the Goblins < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 21 - Puruṣottama Appears to the King in the Guise of an Ascetic < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section On The Nether World)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 2 - The greatness of Śivaliṅgas < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 41 - The curse of Tulasī < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 7 - The Activities of King Bharata < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
Chapter 79 - Lord Balarama Goes on Pilgrimage < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 8 - A Description of the Character of Bharata Maharaja < [Canto V - The Creative Impetus]
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)