Gatra, Gātra: 9 definitions

Introduction

Gatra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gātra (गात्र).—A maharṣi, the son of Vasiṣṭha, who had by Ūrjjā seven Ṛṣis called Rajas, Gātra, Ūṛdhvabāhu. Savana, Alaghu, Śukra and Sutapas. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 20).

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gātra.—(IA 14), same as aṅga-bhoga. (EI 33), same as gotra or gotra-śailikā, i.e. a memorial pillar for the dead members of one's family. See yaṣṭi. Note: gātra 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gātra (गात्र).—n (S) A limb or member.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gātra (गात्र).—n A limb or member.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gātra (गात्र).—[gai tran gāturidam vā, aṇ; cf. Uṇ.4.168]

1) The body; अपचितमपि गात्रं व्यायतत्वादलक्ष्यम् (apacitamapi gātraṃ vyāyatatvādalakṣyam) Ś.2.4; तपति तनु- गात्रि मदनः (tapati tanu- gātri madanaḥ) 3.16.

2) A limb or member of the body; गुरुपरितापानि न ते गात्रण्युपचारमर्हन्ति (guruparitāpāni na te gātraṇyupacāramarhanti) Ś.3.17; Ms.2.29; 5.19.

3) The fore-quarter of an elephant.

-trā The earth.

Derivable forms: gātram (गात्रम्).

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

Gātra (गात्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. The body. 2. The fore quarter of an elephant. 3. A limb, a member. E. gam to go, ṣṭran Unadi affix, the radical final is rejected, and the vowel made long.

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

Gātra (गात्र).—[gā + tra], n. 1. A limb, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 209. 2. The body, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 122.

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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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