Gocarman, aka: Go-carman; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gocarman 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gocharman.

In Hinduism

Purana

[Gocarman in Purana glossaries]

Gocarman (गोचर्मन्).—A measurement equal to (1/4) nivartanam.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 283. 15.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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-English dictionary

[Gocarman in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gocarman (गोचर्मन्).—n.

1) a cow's hide.

2) a particular measure of surface thus defined by Vasiṣṭha :-दशहस्तेन वंशेन दशवंशान् समन्ततः । पञ्च चाभ्यधिकान् दद्यादेतद्गोचर्म चोच्यते ॥ °वसनः (daśahastena vaṃśena daśavaṃśān samantataḥ | pañca cābhyadhikān dadyādetadgocarma cocyate || °vasanaḥ) an epithet of Śiva.

Gocarman is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and carman (चर्मन्).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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