Ghatta, aka: Ghaṭṭa, Ghattā; 9 Definition(s)


Ghatta 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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Ghattā (घत्ता) refers to one of the twenty-seven mātrāvṛttas (quantitative verse) dealt with in the second chapter of the Vṛttamuktāvalī, ascribed to Durgādatta (19th century), author of eight Sanskrit work and patronised by Hindupati: an ancient king of the Bundela tribe (presently Bundelkhand of Uttar Pradesh). A Mātrāvṛtta (eg., ghattā) refers to a type of metre found in classical Sanskrit poetry.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature
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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Kavya (poetry)

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Ghattā.—Every kaḍavaka has its ‘refrain’ verse at the end, usually marked ghattā in the manuscripts. As a rule the refrain verses in a sandhi are all in the same metre.

Source: Google Books: Indian Kāvya Literature
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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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India history and geogprahy

Ghaṭṭa.—(BL), bathing or landing place on the bank of a river. (IE 8-5), a harbour or a mountain pass. (ASLV), a contingent of elephants, the number being ten according to some authorities. Note: ghaṭṭa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

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Ghaṭṭa, see araghaṭṭa; meaning “rubbed, knocked against” in phrase ghaṭṭa-pāda-tala SnA 582 (for ugghaṭṭha); also at Vin.IV, 46 in def. of vehāsa-kuṭī (a cell or hut with air, i. e., spacious, airy) as majjhimassa purisassa a-sīsa-ghaṭṭā “so that a man of medium height does not knock his head (against the ceiling)”; of uncertain meaning (“beating”?) at J.I, 454 (v. l. for T. ghota). (Page 256)

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

ghaṭṭa (घट्ट).—a Strong, stout, close, compact, firm--persons, cloth, things. 2 Thick, inspissate, concrete--a liquid substance. 3 Tight, close, fast--a bandage, frame, lid; a seat or hold. ghaṭṭa karaṇēṃ To impress on the memory by poring and conning over.

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ghaṭṭā (घट्टा).—See ghaṭampaṭaṃ &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghaṭṭa (घट्ट).—a Strong, close Thick. Tight. ghaṭṭa karaṇēṃ To impress on the memory by poring and conning over.

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

Ghaṭṭa (घट्ट).—[ghaṭṭ-ghañ]

1) A landing place, steps on the side of a river leading to the waters (Mar. ghāṭa); श्रीवत्सराज- घट्टोऽयं नूनं तेनात्र कारितः । ब्रह्माण्डमुज्ज्वलां कीर्तिमारोहयितुमात्मनः (śrīvatsarāja- ghaṭṭo'yaṃ nūnaṃ tenātra kāritaḥ | brahmāṇḍamujjvalāṃ kīrtimārohayitumātmanaḥ) || Deogaḍh Rock Inscription of Kīrtivarman, V.7; Ind. Ant. Vol. XVIII pp.238-9.

2) Stirring, agitating.

3) A toll station.

Derivable forms: ghaṭṭaḥ (घट्टः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṭṭa (घट्ट).—(°-) (or ghaṭṭaya, MIndic for ghaṭṭaka), probably polishing-stone: in Mv iii.81.12 (verse) (bhavanāni rākṣasī- nāṃ…) ghaṭṭaya-vimaṣṭaka (? mss. ghaṭṭapa-vi°; Se- nart em. ghaṭṭa-parimṛṣṭaka), probably (the palaces of the ogresses were…) polished with polishing-stones (compare AMg. ghaṭṭaga, stone for polishing; Prakrit, acc. to Ratnach. Deśī, ghaṭṭanaka, id.); or possibly (compare JM. ghaṭṭa, = gāḍha, nibiḍa), polished hard, vigorously.

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

Ghaṭṭa (घट्ट).—m.

(-ṭṭaḥ) A G'hat, a quay or landing place, steps on the side of a river, &c. leading to the water’s edge. f. (ṭṭī) A small or inferior landing place, private stairs, &c. E. ghaṭṭ to go, affix ghañ and with ṅīṣ affix, implying diminution.

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