Ghosana, Ghosanā, Ghoshana, Ghoṣaṇā: 7 definitions


Ghosana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

The Sanskrit term Ghoṣaṇā can be transliterated into English as Ghosana or Ghoshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva (shaktism)

Ghoṣaṇa (घोषण) or Ghoṣaṇatantra refers to one of the thirty-three Dakṣiṇatantras, belonging to the Śāktāgama (or Śāktatantra) division of the Āgama tradition. The Śāktāgamas represent the wisdom imparted by Devī to Īśvara and convey the idea that the worship of Śakti is the means to attain liberation. According to the Pratiṣṭhālakṣaṇasamuccaya of Vairocana, the Śāktatantras are divided into to four parts, the Ghoṣaṇa-tantra belonging to the Dakṣiṇa class.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ghosanā : (f.) shouting.

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

Ghosanā, (f.) fame, renown, praise, in Māra° J.I, 71. (Page 258)

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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

ghōṣaṇa (घोषण).—n or ghōṣaṇā f S Speaking or sounding loudly: also proclaiming, promulgating, publishing.

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

ghōṣaṇa (घोषण).—n or ghōṣaṇā f Speaking or sounding loudly: also proclaiming, promulga- ting, publishing.

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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

Ghoṣaṇa (घोषण) or Ghoṣaṇā (घोषणा).—[ghuṣ bhāve lyuṭ]

1) Proclamation, declaring or speaking aloud, public announcement; व्याघातो जयघोषणादिषु बलादस्मद्बलानां कृतः (vyāghāto jayaghoṣaṇādiṣu balādasmadbalānāṃ kṛtaḥ) Mu.3.26; R.12.72.

2) Speaking aloud, making a great noise. a. Sounding; स प्राद्रवद्धोषणभूषणाङ्घ्रिः (sa prādravaddhoṣaṇabhūṣaṇāṅghriḥ) Bhāg.4.5.6.

Derivable forms: ghoṣaṇam (घोषणम्).

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

Ghoṣaṇa (घोषण).—nf.

(-ṇaṃ-ṇā) 1. Speaking loud, making a great noise. 2. Crying, proclaiming. E. ghuṣ to sound, affixes ṇic bhāve lyuṭ and ṭāp.

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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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