Gandhatoya, Gandha-toya, Gamdhatoya: 4 definitions

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Gandhatoya 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gandhatoya in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Gandhatoya (गन्धतोय) represents the food taken in the month Śravaṇa for the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-Vrata, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Anaṅgatrayodaśī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva for acquiring virtue, great fortune, wealth and for destruction of sins [...] This vrata is to be performed for a year from Mārgaśīra.—In Śravaṇa, the tooth-brush is that of vaṭa-wood. The food taken is gandhatoya. The deity to be worshipped is Śūlapāṇi. The flowers used in worship are yuthikā. The naivedya offerings is ghṛtapura. The result accrued equals agniṣṭoma.

Purana book cover
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandhatoya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gandhatoya (गन्धतोय):—[=gandha-toya] [from gandha] n. fragrant water.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gandhatoya in German

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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.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gandhatoya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdhatōya (ಗಂಧತೋಯ):—[noun] scented water, used to sprinkle on the body.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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