Ghati, Ghaṭi, Ghaṭī, Ghāti: 12 definitions

Introduction

Ghati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Ghaṭī (घटी).—A unit of time equal to 24 minutes. Note: Ghaṭī is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ghaṭī (घटी) refers to a unit of time-measurement, consisting of 69 palas, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.10, while explaining the span of life of the deities (Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Hara):—“[...] in the case of all living beings, Brahmā, Viṣṇu, Hara, Gandharvas, serpents, Rākṣasas, etc., twenty one thousand six hundred respirations constitute the period of one day and one night (ahorātra), O foremost among Devas. Six respirations constitute the period of time one Pala. Sixty such Palas constitute one Ghaṭī. Sixty Ghaṭīs constitute one day and one night. (6 x 60 x 60 = 21600). There is no limit to the number of respirations of Sadāśiva. Hence He is undecaying”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Advances in Zoology and Botany: Ethnomedicinal List of Plants Treating Fever in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India

Ghāṭī in the Marathi language refers to the medicinal herb “Rungia repens (L) Nees”, and is used for ethnomedicine treatment of Fever in Ahmednagar district, India. The parts used are: “Whole plant”.

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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ghaṭi or Ghaṭī.—(CII 3), same as ghaṭikā, the sixtieth division of a day (i. e. day and night); equal to twentyfour English minutes. Cf. ghaḍīyāramu. Note: ghaṭi 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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Ghaṭī.—(CII 4), name of a measure of capacity. Note: ghaṭī 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ghaṭi : (aor. of ghaṭati) tried; strived; exerted oneself. || ghaṭī (f.), water-pot. ghātī (m.), one who kills, robs, or destroys.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ghaṭī, (f.) (to ghaṭa1) a jar DhA.I, 426. In cpds. also ghaṭi°.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghaṭī (घटी).—f S A period of sixty pala or twenty-four minutes. 2 The ghaḍī or Indian clock, a plate of iron or mixed metal on which the hours are struck. 3 The metal sinking cup. 4 A small jar or vessel. Ex. kācaghaṭī, tāmraghaṭī, mṛdghaṭī, suvarṇaghaṭī.

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ghāṭī (घाटी).—a (ghāṭa) Relating to the Desh or country above the Sayhadri range. As ghāṭavaḷa is used particularly of the people, so is this word particularly of the products or animals of the Desh.

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ghāṭī (घाटी).—f (Dim. of ghāṭa) A little ghāṭa, a hill passage of milder ascent.

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

ghaṭī (घटी).—f A period of 24 minutes. The metal sinking cup, a small jar or vessel.

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ghāṭī (घाटी).—a (ghāṭa) Relating to the Desh, par- ticularly the products or animals of the Desh.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṭī (घटी).—

1) A small jar.

2) A measure of time equal to 24 minutes.

3) A small water-pot used in calculating the Ghaṭikās or time of the day; घटी चेटी विटः किं स्विज्जानात्यमरकामिनीम् (ghaṭī ceṭī viṭaḥ kiṃ svijjānātyamarakāminīm) Udb.

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Ghāti (घाति).—[in ṇic iṇ]

1) Striking, killing.

2) Catching or killing birds, -f. A bird-net.

Derivable forms: ghātiḥ (घातिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ghaṭi (घटि).—(f. ? compare Pali ghaṭikā, small stick), stick, piece of wood: samudramadhye patitā kecid ghaṭim (v.l. vṛttim) ādāya kecit phalakaṃ kecid alābuśreṇiyaṃ Mahāvastu iii.68.5 (prose).

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

Ghāti (घाति).—m.

(-tiḥ) 1. Catching or killing birds, fowling. 2. killing in general. 3. Striking. E. han to kill or hurt, affix iṇ, and the radical changed: see ghāta.

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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. 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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