Gohatya, Gōhatyā, Gohatyā, Go-hatya: 12 definitions

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Gohatya 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gohatyā (गोहत्या).—In ancient India killing of cows was considered to be a great sin. It is interesting to note the punishment prescribed for this crime in the Agni Purāṇa. For one month he should drink barley water only. He should live in a cow-shed wearing the hide of the cow he has killed. He can have some supper and that too without salt He must bathe for two months in cow’s urine. During day time he should follow the cows looking after their comfort. He should drink the menstrual discharge with his face lifted upwards. Fasting, he should give away as charity ten cows and a bull. If not, he should give as charity all his wealth to god-fearing brahmins. If a man only stops the cow for others to kill he should bear a fourth of the punishment; if he stops and ties it for killing he should bear half of the punishment and if he stops it, ties it and gives the weapon for killing he should bear three-fourths of the punishment. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 159),

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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

gōhatyā (गोहत्या).—f (S) gōhanana n S Killing of a cow.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gōhatyā (गोहत्या).—f gōhanana n Killing of a cow.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gohatyā (गोहत्या).—cow-slaughter.

Gohatyā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and hatyā (हत्या).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gohatyā (गोहत्या).—f.

(-tyā) Killing a cow. E. go, and hatyā murder. gohanane.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gohatya (गोहत्य).—f. killing a cow, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 115. Brahmahatyā, i. e.

Gohatya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and hatya (हत्य).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gohatyā (गोहत्या).—[feminine] the killing of a cow.

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

1) Gohatyā (गोहत्या):—[=go-hatyā] [from go] a f. = -vadha, [Manu-smṛti xi, 116.]

2) [=go-hatyā] b -han, etc. See go, p.367.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gohatyā (गोहत्या):—[go-hatyā] (tyā) 1. f. Killing a cow.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gohatya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gōhatya (ಗೋಹತ್ಯ):—[noun] = ಗೋಹತಿ [gohati].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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