Gauripuja, Gaurīpūjā, Gauri-puja: 5 definitions

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Gauripuja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Gauripuja refers to one of the festivals of the Nambutiris.—In the month of Vrischigam. This is done on any selected Monday in the month. The ceremony is known as ammiyum vilakkaum toduka, or touching the grinding-stone and lamp. The married women of the house clean the grinder and the grinding-stone, and place a bronze mirror by its side. They then proceed to worship Gauri, whose relation to Siva represents to the Hindu the ideal sweetness of wedded life.

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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaurīpūjā (गौरीपूजा).—the 4th day of the bright half of माघ (māgha); a festival on this day.

Gaurīpūjā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gaurī and pūjā (पूजा). See also (synonyms): gaurīcaturthī.

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

Gaurīpūjā (गौरीपूजा).—[feminine] the adoration of Gaurī, a cert. festival.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gaurīpūjā (गौरीपूजा) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Taylor. 1, 123.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gaurīpūjā (गौरीपूजा):—[=gaurī-pūjā] [from gaurī > gaura] f. ‘adoration of Gaurī’, Name of a festival on the 4th day in the bright half of month Māgha (cf. -caturthī.)

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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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