Gohara, aka: Go-hara, Gōharā, Goharā; 4 Definition(s)

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Gohara 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.

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

[Gohara in Katha glossaries]

Gohara (गोहर) is the name of a king whose strength is considered as equaling a half-power warrior (ardharatha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Gohara, and others], are considered half-power warriors”.

The story of Gohara was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Gohara, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Gohara in Marathi glossaries]

gōharā (गोहरा) [or गोहोरा, gōhōrā].—m A male calf. Pr. gōhaṛyā- cyānēṃ śētēṃ pōrācyānēṃ saṃsāra hōtēṃ maga kāya?

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōharā (गोहरा).—m A male calf.

(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

[Gohara in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gohara (गोहर).—stealing of cows; गोष्ठमुत्किरति गोहरं वदेत् (goṣṭhamutkirati goharaṃ vadet) Bṛ. S.89.9. (v. l.)

Derivable forms: goharaḥ (गोहरः).

Gohara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and hara (हर). See also (synonyms): goharaṇa.

(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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