Garbhagara, Garbhāgāra, Garbha-agara: 9 definitions

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Garbhagara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Garbhāgāra (गर्भागार) refers to “cella § 4.7.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Garbha-agāra.—(CII 1), the inner apartment of a temple or palace; same as garbha-gṛha. Note: garbha-agāra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Garbhāgāra (गर्भागार).—

1) uterus.

2) an inner and private room, the female apartments.

3) a lying-in-chamber.

4) the body or sanctuary of a temple, the chamber where the image of a deity is placed; एकैव देवं द्रष्टुं च गर्भागारमथाविशत् (ekaiva devaṃ draṣṭuṃ ca garbhāgāramathāviśat) Ks.7.71.

Derivable forms: garbhāgāram (गर्भागारम्).

Garbhāgāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garbha and āgāra (आगार).

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

Garbhāgāra (गर्भागार).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. An inner and private room, the female apartments, the lying-in chamber. 2. The sanctuary of a temple. The chamber where the object of worship is placed. E. garbha the fœtus, and āgāra an abode, hence it is applied to the womb: see garbhāśaya.

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

Garbhāgāra (गर्भागार).—the sanctuary of a temple, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 7, 71.

Garbhāgāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garbha and āgāra (आगार).

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

1) Garbhāgāra (गर्भागार):—[from garbha] n. = rbha-vasati, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] an inner apartment, bed-room, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a lying-in room, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] = rbha-gṛha, the sanctuary of a temple, [Kathāsaritsāgara vii, 71]

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

Garbhāgāra (गर्भागार):—[garbhā+gāra] (raṃ) 1. n. An inner and private room; the womb.

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Garbhagara 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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