Godila, Gōḍīḷa, Goḍīla: 2 definitions


Godila means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Gōḍīḷa can be transliterated into English as Godila or Godilia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Godila (गोदिल).—A Sāmavedamūrti. By his curse Utatthya became a dunce and later became famous as Satyatapas. (For details see under Satyatapas).

2) Godila (गोदिल).—A servant of Vaiśravaṇa. Once when Godila was travelling by air he saw Padmāvatī, wife of Ugrasena, King of Vidarbha, bathing in a pond along with her companions. The very sight of the enchanting Padmāvatī roused carnal passions in him and the Yakṣa took the form of Ugrasena and started singing from the top of a hillock nearby. Padmāvatī went to him because she mistook him for her husband. Embracing her passionately the Yakṣa outraged her modesty. Subtle differences in the act created doubts in Padmāvatī and, on being questioned, the Yakṣa told the truth and left the place. (Chapter 49, Padma Purāṇa).

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōḍīḷa (गोडीळ).—a gōḍūsa a (gōḍa) Sweetish.

context information

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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