Gautamiputra, Gautamīputra: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Gautamiputra in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gautamīputra (गौतमीपुत्र).—An Andhra king; ruled for 21 years.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 167; Matsya-purāṇa 273. 12; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 355.
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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.

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: Ajanta’s antiquity

Gautamiputra (r. 106-130 CE) or Gautamiputra Śātakarṇi is a king from the Sātavāhana dynasty of ancient India. The Sātavāhana lineage (known as Andhra in the Purāṇas) once ruled much of the Deccan region and several of the Ajantā caves at West-Khandesh (West-Khaṇḍeśa, modern Jalgaon) were carved in the 3rd century BCE when the region was ruled by kings (e.g., Gautamiputra Śātakarṇi) and descendants of the Sātavāhana kings. Gautamiputra Śātakarṇi was preceded by Śivasvāti and succeeded by Pulumāvi III (Vaśiṣṭhiputra).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gautamī-putra.—(IE 2-8), metronynic meaning ‘the son of a lady born in a family belonging to the Gautama gotra’. Such metronymics refer to the absence of gotra-antara (i. e. the change of the bride's paternal gotra to that of her husband at the time of marriage) in a popular form of ancient Indian marriage. Note: gautamī-putra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gautamiputra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gautamīputra (गौतमीपुत्र):—[=gautamī-putra] [from gautamī > gautama] (gaut) m. ‘son of Gautamī’, Name of a teacher, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv, 9, 4, 31.]

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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.

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