Goda, aka: Godā; 7 Definition(s)


Goda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Godā (गोदा).—A follower of Skandadeva. (Śloka 28, Chapter 46, Śalya Parva).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Goda (गोद).—A Gandharva.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 26.
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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India history and geogprahy

Godā (गोदा) is another name for the river Godāvarī, which forms an important unit in the historical geography of South India. It drains a large area mainly composed of Deccan lavas and flows through a wide fertile valley towards the east. Its catchment area is bounded in the north by the Sahya mountain, the Nirmala and Satmala ranges and the hills of Bastar and Orissa known to the Purāṇas as Mahendra Parvata.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana (history)
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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

Marathi-English dictionary

gōḍa (गोड).—a Sweet--throughout its applications in English: viz. not sour; luscious; fragrant; melodious; beautiful; not salt; soft; mild; not stale or stinking; grateful, pleasing, delightful. 2 Neat, pretty, right, regular, proper, correct, classical &c.; as gōḍa-prayōga-udāharaṇa-vākya-kavana-bhāṣaṇa-jāba- sāla &c. Pr. gōḍa karūna khāvēṃ maū karūna nijāvēṃ Make the best of hardships. Pr. gēlēṃ nāhīṃ taṃvavara jaḍa khāllēṃ nāhīṃ taṃvavara gōḍa Untried or unknown things are always exquisite. gōḍa karūna ghēṇēṃ To receive well; to take sweetly, kindly, in good part. gōḍa gōḍa guḷacaṭa Very very sweet. dilhēṃ ghētalēṃ gōḍa It is good to be social.

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gōḍa (गोड).—c A term for the offspring of a married woman (whether in her first or in her second marriage) as opp. to kaḍū. 2 Any thing sweet or saccharine matter in general considered as an item in diet. Ex. tyā auṣadhāsa gōḍa varjya.

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gōḍā (गोडा).—a See under gōḍavā.

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gōda (गोद).—f ( H Lap or bosom.) A dock.

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gōdā (गोदा).—m A circular brand or mark made by actual cautery. 2 The knob or head of a tie consisting in a string running through and through (as through a mattress or quilt).

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gōdā (गोदा) [or गोदावरी, gōdāvarī].—f (S) The name of a sacred river which rises at trimbakēśvara, the Godavari.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōḍa (गोड).—a Sweet–throughout its applications in English, viz., not sour, luscious, fra- grant, melodious, beautiful, soft, mild, pleasing, delightful. n Anything sweet, considered as an item in diet. gōḍa karūna khāvēṃ maū karūna nijāvēṃ Make the best of hardships. gōḍa karūna ghēṇēṃ Receive well; take kindly, in good part.

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gōḍā (गोडा).—a Sweet. (Used of water) Fresh-opp. to salt or brackish. (Of a tree or plant) Wanting thorns; also agreeable to insects. (Of wood) Soft or tender. (Of soil) sweet or fresh-opp. saline. (Of the oils extracted from sesamum and carthamus) Sweet. (Of a man or person) Mild, kindly, gentle bland. (Of fish) Fresh water, i. e. dwelling in rivers. gōḍavē gāṇēṃ, sāṅgaṇēṃ To enumerate one's service and good deeds and good actings towards.

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

Goda (गोद).—a. giving cows; Ms.4.231.

-daḥ brain.

- Name of the river Godāvarī.

Goda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and da (द).

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Godā (गोदा).—Name of a river in the south.

Godā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and (दा). See also (synonyms): godāvarī.

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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