Gandhodaka, Gandha-odaka, Gamdhodaka: 7 definitions

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Gandhodaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Gandhodaka in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Gandhodaka (गन्धोदक) refers to “perfumed water”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] One should make a level canopy [i.e., maṇḍapa] measuring sixteen (handspans) in a frightening forest, [...] O fair-faced one, one should then smear that place with the dung of a brown cow mixed with liquor. (The place) should abound with the fragrance of perfumed water [i.e., gandhodaka-sugandhāḍhya] and be fumigated with sandalwood and aloe. There, one should fashion twenty-four circles. One should fashion them in groups of six in the east, north, west, and south in the sequence in which worship takes place (of the sacred seats)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Gandhodaka in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Gandhodaka (or, Gandhokadāyaka) Thera.—An arahant. Once, when celebrations were being held in honour of the Bodhi tree of Padumuttara Buddha, he poured fragrant water from a painted pot on to the tree. There was a thunderstorm and he was killed on the spot by lightning. Being born in heaven, he uttered stanzas in praise of the Buddha and his teaching. One hundred and twenty eight kappas ago he became a king, named Samvasita. Ap.i.105f.

 

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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

[«previous next»] — Gandhodaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gandhodaka : (nt.) scented water.

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

Gandhodaka refers to: scented water J.I, 50; II, 106; III, 189;

Note: gandhodaka is a Pali compound consisting of the words gandha and odaka.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gandhodaka (गन्धोदक):—[from gandha] n. idem, [Mānava-śrauta-sūtra xi, 3.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gandhodaka (गन्धोदक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gaṃdhodaga, Gaṃdhodaya.

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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»] — Gandhodaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃdhōdaka (ಗಂಧೋದಕ):—[noun] water mixed with perfumes.

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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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