Gaveshthi, aka: Gaveṣṭhi; 1 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Gaveṣṭhi can be transliterated into English as Gavesthi or Gaveshthi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism


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1a) Gaveṣṭhi (गवेष्ठि).—A son of Virocana, and father of three sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 76-77.

1b) One of Danu's sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 4.

1c) A mānava with manuṣya dharma.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 16.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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