Gantavya, Gamtavya: 13 definitions


Gantavya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—That which should be understood; the word is used in the sense of अवगन्तव्य (avagantavya); cf. तत्र संबन्धादेतद्ग-न्तव्यम् (tatra saṃbandhādetadga-ntavyam) M. Bh. on I. 1.9.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—To be traversed; to come, succeeding. Note: Gantavya is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gantavya in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gantavya (गन्तव्य) refers to “going out (of one’s home)” [?], according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.22 (“Description of Pārvatī’s penance”).—Accordingly, as Menā said to Pārvatī: “O daughter Śiva, if you are distressed, if you wish to perform penance, you can do it at home. O Pārvatī, do not go out. Where do you wish to go for performing penance? All the deities are in my house. All the holy centres and the different temples too are here. Do not be stubborn, dear daughter. You shall not go out [i.e., gantavya] of your home. What did you achieve when you went out previously? What are you going to achieve at present? [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture

Gantavya (गन्तव्य) refers to “going towards (the residence of the Nāgas)” (as part of an worship ceremony), according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [after Sāgara taught the Nāga-vow mantra], “The spell-master, who is clean, well-bathed and wears new robes should go to (gantavya) the residence of the Nāgas. He should make a maṇḍalaka of fragrant substances at the Nāga residence lake. Having placed as obtainable an image of the glorious Śākyamuni and a Caitya with relics on top of the maṇḍala there, these should be bathed with perfumed water. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gantavya (गंतव्य).—a (S Root gama To go.) Eundum (est).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—pot. p.

1) To be gone, to be gone to or attained.

2) To be accomplished (as a way), to be approached, accessible.

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

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—mfn.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) To be gone, to be gone to or attained. E. gama, and tavya aff.

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

Gantavya (गन्तव्य).—[neuter] to be gone ([neuter] [impersonally] [with] [instrumental] of subj.); to be walked (a way), to be approached ([especially] sex.); to be undergone or begun; to be reached, got, acquired; to be understood, intelligible.

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

1) Gantavya (गन्तव्य):—[from gantave] a See, [ib.]

2) [from gam] b mfn. to be gone, [Nalopākhyāna; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] to be accomplished (a way), [Praśna-upaniṣad iv; Kathāsaritsāgara xxv]

4) [v.s. ...] to be gone to or attained, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Meghadūta] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] to be approached for sexual intercourse, [Mahābhārata xiii, 4973]

6) [v.s. ...] to be undergone, [iii, 14825; Rāmāyaṇa iii, 1, 32]

7) [v.s. ...] to be approached with an accusation or accused of ([instrumental case]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 65 and 68]

8) [v.s. ...] to be understood, [Patañjali]

9) [v.s. ...] approaching, imminent, [Āryabhaṭa ii, 11/12, 9.]

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

Gantavya (गन्तव्य):—[(vyaḥ-vyā-vyaṃ) a.] That should be gone, traversed, or attained.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gantavya 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gaṃtavya (ಗಂತವ್ಯ):—[noun] the place toward which someone or something is going or which one intends to reach.

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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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