Gokhali: 1 definition


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gokhali (गोखलि).—One of the disciples in the tradition of Vyāsa. He was the direct disciple of Śākalya. Śākalya divided the branch of Veda he received into six and gave one to each of the following six disciples: Vālgāyana, Maudgalya, Śāli, Ādiśiśira, Gokhali, and Yātukarṇa. (Skandha 12, Bhāgavata).

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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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