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Gavyūti, aka: Gavyuti; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gavyūti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Hinduism

Purāṇa

Gavyūti (गव्यूति): A unit of measurement of distance, according to the Vāyu Purāṇa (वायु पुराण). The following table gives some idea about their relations to each other:

8 Aṅgulas = Prādeśa (?);
21 Aṅgulas = Ratni;
24 Aṅgulas = Hasta;
2000 Dhanus = Gavyūti;
12 Aṅgulas = Vitasti;
2 Ratnis or 42 Aṅgulas = Kiṣku;
4 hastas = Dhanus;
8000 Dhanus = Yojana.
Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Gavyūti (गव्यूति).—2000 dhanus.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 29. 19: Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 7. 100: Vāyu-purāṇa 8. 106: 101. 126.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

about this context:

The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

General definition (in Hinduism)

Gavyūti; ancient Hindu unit of measurement of distance. 2000 Dhanus make 1 Gavyūti, and 4 Gavyūti make up for a single Yojana.

If we consider a single Yojana to be 8 miles (~12.87km), one Gavyūti would correspond to roughly 2 miles (~3.22km)

If we consider a single Yojana to be 5 miles (~8.04km), one Gavyūti would correspond to roughly 1.25 miles (~2.01km)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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