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Goama means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Goama (गोअम) is the name of an ancient teacher, mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—Accordingly, “[...] While Kesi, a disciple of Pāsa, is a follower of the four vows (the vow of chastity is implicitly included in the vow of no lust), Goama, faithful to the doctrine of Mahāvīra, recognizes five vows. Faced with the doubts of their disciples, Kesi and Goama meet for a verbal confrontation. Goama succeeds in convincing Kesi of the necessity of the vow of chastity. [...]”.

Cf. Uttarādhyayanasūtra XXIII v. 1-29: Jacobi SBE XLV p. 119-123.

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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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