Ghasmara: 14 definitions


Ghasmara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ghasmara (घस्मर):—[ghasmaraḥ] Glutton; Greedy for intake of more quantity of food

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Ghasmara (घस्मर) refers to the “voracious (form)” (of the deity), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 10.39-45]—“[...] Outside of the lotus, [the Mantrin] should draw the very white śaśimaṇḍala, and outside of that [he is to draw] a square endowed with the mark of a vajra. Thus, having written [all this] with saffron, bile, and white milk he should worship in peace with an all white [offering]. In this way, he [gives] edible offerings and liquor to the appropriate, voracious form (ghasmara-balin...ghasmarabalināsavaiḥ) [of the deity]. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghasmara (घस्मर).—a Coarse, thick, strong--cloth, vessels, the body &c. 2 S Gluttonous. 3 fig. Devouring, consuming, destroying.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ghasmara (घस्मर).—a Coarse, thick, strong-cloth, vessels &c. Gluttonous.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghasmara (घस्मर).—a. [ghas-kmarac]

1) Voracious, gluttonous; घस्मरा नष्टशौचाश्च प्राय इत्यनुशुश्रुम (ghasmarā naṣṭaśaucāśca prāya ityanuśuśruma) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.4.41; दावानलो घस्मरः (dāvānalo ghasmaraḥ) Bv. 1.34.

2) Devourer, destroyer; द्रुपदसुतचमूघस्मरो द्रौणिरस्मि (drupadasutacamūghasmaro drauṇirasmi) Ve.5.36.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghasmara (घस्मर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Gluttonous, voracious, E. ghas to eat, kmarac aff. makṣaṇa- śīle .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghasmara (घस्मर).—i. e. ghas + man + a, adj. Voracious, Mahābhārata 8, 1856.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghasmara (घस्मर).—[adjective] voracious.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ghasmara (घस्मर):—[from ghas] mf(ā)n. ([Pāṇini 3-2, 160]) voracious, [Mahābhārata viii, 1856; Caraka i, 13, 48; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya; Bhāminī-vilāsa] (said of fire)

2) [v.s. ...] ifc. desirous of, eager for, [Daśakumāra-carita i, 32; Harṣacarita i]

3) [v.s. ...] in the habit to forget (with [genitive case]), [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan i, 221]

4) [v.s. ...] m. Name of (a Brāhman changed into) an antelope, [Harivaṃśa 1210.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ghasmara (घस्मर):—[(raḥ-rā-raṃ) a.] Gluttonous.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Ghasmara (घस्मर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Ghasumara.

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Ghasmara in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ghasmara (ಘಸ್ಮರ):—[adjective] inclined to eat too much and greedily; gluttonous; voracious.

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Ghasmara (ಘಸ್ಮರ):—

1) [noun] a man who greedily eats too much; a glutton.

2) [noun] the supposed disembodied spirit of a dead person, that is believed to eat greedily.

3) [noun] a man who kills another or others ruthlessly.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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