Gaudapada, aka: Gauda-pada, Gauḍapāda; 2 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Gaudapada (c. 8th century CE) was an early guru in the tradition of Advaita Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy. He is traditionally said to have been the grand-guru of the great teacher Adi Shankara, one of the most important figures in Hindu philosophy. He is believed to be the founder of Shri Gaudapadacharya Math, and the author or compiler of the Māṇḍukya Kārikā.

Gaudapada wrote or compiled the Māṇḍukya Kārikā, also known as the Gauḍapāda Kārikā and as the Āgama Śāstra.

(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gauḍapāda (गौडपाद).—Name of a commentator.

Derivable forms: gauḍapādaḥ (गौडपादः).

Gauḍapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gauḍa and pāda (पाद).

(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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