Gaudadesha, Gauḍadeśa, Gauda-desha: 4 definitions
Gaudadesha 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.
The Sanskrit term Gauḍadeśa can be transliterated into English as Gaudadesa or Gaudadesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gauḍadeśa (गौडदेश) is the name of a ancient country/region from where the Rudrākṣa trees are said to be very sacred, according to the Śivapurāṇa 1.25, while explaining the greatness of Rudrākṣa:—“[...] Rudrākṣas grown in Gauḍa land became great favourites of Śiva. They were grown in Mathurā, Laṅkā, Ayodhyā, Malaya, Sahya mountain, Kāśī and other places. They are competent to break asunder the clustered sins unbearable to the others, as the sacred texts have declared”.
Note: Gauḍadeśa or simply Gauḍa, according to Skandapurāṇa, was the central part of Bengal extending from Vaṅga to the borders of Orissa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Gauḍadeśa (गौडदेश).—Noted for Śrāvasti.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 12. 30.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Present day Bengal/Bangladesh. Also see: Gaudiya.
Languages of India and abroad
Gauḍadeśa (गौडदेश):—[=gauḍa-deśa] [from gauḍa] m. the Gauḍa country, [Skanda-purāṇa]
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Desha, Gauda.
Full-text: Gauda, Shravasti, Vatsaka, Cakrapanidatta, Dharmaraja, Budha.
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Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.5.229 < [Chapter 5 - The Pastimes of Nityānanda]
Verse 2.4.52 < [Chapter 4 - Revelation of Nityānanda’s Glories]
Verse 2.22.143 < [Chapter 22 - Delivering Śacīdevī from Offense and Descriptions of Nityānanda’s Qualities]
Bhagavad-gita-mahatmya (by Shankaracharya)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
61. Jagadguru Śrī Chandraśekharendra Sarasvatī
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Appendix: Nanadesis < [Chapter XVI - Temples of Rajendra III’s Time]
Appendix 1: Three Chieftains mentioned in inscriptions < [Chapter VIII - Temples of Rajaraja II’s Time]
Temples in Appakkam < [Chapter X - Temples of Rajadhjraja II’s Time]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 2.3.122 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
Verse 1.1.3 < [Chapter 1 - Bhauma (the earthly plane)]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 25 - The greatness of Rudrākṣa < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]