Gaudi, aka: Gauḍī; 3 Definition(s)


Gaudi 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

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Gauḍī (गौडी)—One of three kinds of wine.—Gauḍī is that which is distilled from guḍa (‘molasses’). Even according to those persons who make wine directly from fermented cane-juice itself, the article distilled is Gauḍī, ‘distilled from guḍa’, in the sense that the name of the product, (guḍa, molasses) is applied to the cause (cane-juice). (See the Manubhāṣya verse 11.94)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Gauḍī (गौडी) refers to one of the types of Rīti (‘style’ or ‘essence’ of poetry) according to Bharata (Nāṭyaśāstra VI.25-26), Agnipurāṇa (adhyāya 340), Bhāmaha (Kāvyālaṃkāra I.35), Daṇḍin (Kāvyādarśa II.9), Vāmana (Kāvyālaṃkārasūtravṛtti 2.9), Rājaśekhara (Kāvyamīmāṃsā, p. 10), Rudraṭa (Kāvyālaṃkāra), Viśvanātha Kavirāja (Sāhityadarpaṇa IX.1-2) and Bhoja (Sarasvatīkaṇṭhābharaṇa).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

gauḍī (गौडी).—f S Spirit distilled from gūḷa or raw sugar. 2 A particular rāgiṇī. See rāga.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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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