Gautami, Gautamī: 11 definitions
Gautami means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1) Gautamī (गौतमी).—Another name of Kṛpi, wife of Droṇa. (See under Kṛpī).
2) Gautamī (गौतमी).—The woman called Jaṭilā belonging to the family of Gautama is known as Gautamī also. (See under Jaṭilā).
3) Gautamī (गौतमी).—A brāhmaṇī whose son succumbed to snake-bite. (See Arjuna).
4) Gautamī (गौतमी).—A river referred to in verse 71, Chapter 165 of Anuśāsana Parva.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Gautamī (गौतमी).—A daughter of Satyadhṛti found in a bed of kuśa grass;1 the mother of Aśvatthāma; called also Kṛpī; one among the party that welcomed Vidura in Hastināpura.2
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Gautamī (गौतमी) or Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī is mentioned in the Dakkhiṇāvibhaṅgasutta in Majjhima, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 36.—Accordingly, “one day the Blessed One was at Kapilavastu among the Śākyas, in the Nyagrodha monastery. Then Mahāprajāptī, the Gautamī, carrying two new robes, went to the Blessed One and, having approached, she bowed down to the Blessed One and sat down to one side...”.
Note: This is Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī, born to Devadaha, of the Śākya Añjana. Her brothers were Daṇḍapāṇi and Suprabuddha and her sister was Mahāmāyā, mother of the Buddha. The latter had died eight days after the birth and Mahāprajāpatī took the place of mother to the Buddha. Like her sister, she was the wife of Śuddhodana to whom she had born a son, the handsome Nanda. The Buddha accepted his aunt into the Buddhist order with her five hundred companions.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
India history and geography
Gautamī (गौतमी) is another name for Godāvarī, a river found witin Triliṅga: an ancient Sanskrit name of the Andhra country, accoriding to verses on the Annavarappāḍu plates of Kāṭaya Vema Reḍḍi. The Reḍḍis (Reddy) were an ancient Telugu dynasty from the 14th century who brought about a golden age of the Andhra country. According to the plates, their captial was named Addaṅki (Addaṃki) which resembled Heaven (Amarāvatī) by the beauty of its horses, the donors and the women. King Vema, son of Anna-bhūpati of the Paṇṭa family, can be identified with Anavema of the inscription at Śrīśaila.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
gautamī (गौतमी).—f (S) A name of the river gōdāvarī. 2 Applied fancifully to a cow.
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.
1) Name of Kṛpī, wife of Droṇa.
2) An epithet of the Godāvarī.
3) The teaching of Buddha.
4) The Nyāya system of philosophy propounded by Gautama.
6) A kind of yellow pigment.
7) An epithet of Durgā.
8) Name of the river Gomatī.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Gautamī (गौतमी).—(= Pali Gotamī; once Got°, q.v.), family-name of Mahāprajāpatī, to which Gau° is regularly added, see citations s.v. Mahāp°; rarely used alone, Mahāvastu iii.137.13 (verse); Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 158.19 (voc., in address by the Buddha).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Gautamī (गौतमी):—[from gautama] a f. ([gana] gaurādi and [gana] śārṅgaravādi) a female descendant of Gotama (Name of Kṛpī, [Harivaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]; of Mahā-prajāpatī, [Lalita-vistara vii, xv]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 17 ff.; Śakuntalā]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of Durgā, [Harivaṃśa 10236]
3) [v.s. ...] of a Rākṣasī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] of a river (= go-dāvarī, or go-matī), [Mahābhārata xiii, 7647; Rāmāyaṇa vi, 2, 27]
5) [v.s. ...] the bile-stone of cattle (go-rocanā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] = rājanī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) Gautami (गौतमि):—[from gautama] m. [patronymic] [from] ma, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iv, 10, 3; Parāśara-smṛti [Introduction] 4.]
8) Gautamī (गौतमी):—[from gautama] b f. of ma q.v.
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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 (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.
Gautami (ಗೌತಮಿ):—[noun] the river Gōdāvari in central India, flowing from the Western Ghats into the Bay of Bengal (1,440 km).
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Gautami shiksha, Gautami-ganga, Gautamigangamahatmya, Gautamimahatmya, Gautaminandana, Gautamiputra, Gautamistotra, Gautamisuta, Gautamitantra, Gautamiya, Gautamiya Shiksha, Gautamiyakarika, Gautamiyashanti, Gautamiyatantra, Gautamiyavaishnavadharma, Gautamiyavidhana.
Ends with: Mahagautami.
Full-text (+20): Gautaminandana, Gautamiputra, Gaumata, Gautamitantra, Gautamisuta, Gautami shiksha, Kripi, Gautami-ganga, Jatila, Gotami, Gautamasambhava, Arjunaka, Mahagautami, Mahaprajapati, Rakshitavya, Utsahayati, Devadaha, Gautamashiksha, Gautama, Hariti-putra.
Search found 36 books and stories containing Gautami, Gautamī, Gaugami; (plurals include: Gautamis, Gautamīs, Gaugamis). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.19.113 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section I < [Anusasanika Parva]
Section XXXIX < [Rajadharmanusasana Parva]
Section CLXV < [Anusasanika Parva]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chapter 84 - Sahasrakuṇḍa and other Holy Centres
Chapter 7 - Glory of the Holy River
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 29 - Assemblage of all tīrthas at Gomatī < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Chapter 5 - Greatness of Nāga Tīrtha < [Section 3 - Arbuda-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 31 - Taking the look of Dvārāvat as an idol < [Section 4 - Dvārakā-māhātmya]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Dakṣiṇāvibhaṅgasūtra < [III. Recollection of the community (saṃgānusmṛti)]
Appendix 3 - Suicide in Buddhism (ātmavadha) < [Chapter XX - The Virtue of Generosity and Generosity of the Dharma]
Act 10.3: Śākyamuni throws the lotuses to the Buddhas of the East < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]