Gangajala, Gaṅgājala, Ganga-jala, Gamgajala: 6 definitions


Gangajala 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»] — Gangajala in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gaṅgājala (गङ्गाजल) refers to type of Dhārā-ceremony, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] the Dhārā of Gaṅgā water [viz., Gaṅgājala] yields worldly pleasures and salvation (bhuktimukti). In all these Dhārās Mṛtyuñjaya-mantra shall be muttered ten thousand times. Eleven Brahmins shall be fed”.

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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»] — Gangajala in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṅgājala (गङ्गाजल).—the holy water (by which it is customary to administer oaths).

Derivable forms: gaṅgājalam (गङ्गाजलम्).

Gaṅgājala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaṅgā and jala (जल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṅgājala (गङ्गाजल).—n.

(-laḥ) The water of the Ganga. E. gaṅgā, and jala water.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṅgājala (गङ्गाजल):—[=gaṅgā-jala] [from gaṅgā > gaṅga] n. the water of the Ganges, holy water by which it is customary to administer oaths, [Horace H. Wilson]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaṅgājala (गङ्गाजल):—[gaṅgā-jala] (laṃ) 1. n. Ganges water.

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

Gaṃgājala (ಗಂಗಾಜಲ):—

1) [noun] the water of the river Gaṃgā, considered to be holy.

2) [noun] water of Gaṃgā river, kept in a sealed container, used to be given to a person to drink, at the dying moment of by virtue of which that person is supposed get into the heaven.

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Gaṃgājaḷa (ಗಂಗಾಜಳ):—[noun] = ಗಂಗಾಜಲ [gamgajala].

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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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