Gobhanu, Gobhānu: 5 definitions



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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gobhānu (गोभानु).—A King who was the grandson of Turvasu of the Pūru dynasty and son of King Varga. Gobhānu had a son named Traiśāni. (Chapter 277, Agni Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Gobhānu (गोभानु).—A son of Vanhi, and father of Trisānu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 1; Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 1.

1b) A son of Garbha.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 48. 1.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Gobhānu (गोभानु):—[=go-bhānu] [from go] m. Name of a son of Vahni, [Harivaṃśa 1830; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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