Garudavyuha, aka: Garuḍavyūha, Garuda-vyuha; 3 Definition(s)


Garudavyuha 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Garuḍavyūha (गरुडव्यूह):—The array, in which the army is drawn up in thick in centre with far extended wings is called the Garuḍavyūha.

Source: Shodhganga: Facts of society in the Manusamhita
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Garuḍavyūha (गरुडव्यूह).—A system of arranging soldiers on the battlefield in the shape of Garuḍa.

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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-English dictionary

Garudavyuha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [G] · next »

Garuḍavyūha (गरुडव्यूह).—a particular military array.

Derivable forms: garuḍavyūhaḥ (गरुडव्यूहः).

Garuḍavyūha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms garuḍa and vyūha (व्यूह).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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