Gautamiputra, Gautamīputra: 5 definitions
Gautamiputra 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
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.
India history and geographySource: 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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: 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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+5): Hariti-putra, Gotamiputra, Prayaga, Gotra, Mandala, Vasishthiputra, Shivasvati, Mandara, Krishnagiri, Nava, Karabena, Barnasa, Iba, Pravira, Rudrasena, Dahanuka, Tapi, Damana, Parada, Pulumavi.
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The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
South Indian Portraits < [January, 1928]
The People of Andhra Pradesh and Their Heritage < [July – September 1973]
Viswanatha's Romantic Randem: A Ranz-Des-Vaches of Land, Nature and Love < [April - June 1977]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Teaching the Rādhasutta at mount Makula < [Chapter X - The Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - The Age of the Mahabharata War < [A Brief History of Indian Chemistry and Medicine]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)