Golia, aka: Goḷa, Gola, Golā; 10 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Goḷa can be transliterated into English as Gola or Golia, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

1) Gola (गोल, “ball”):—Fourth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna (2nd chakra), according to the Kubjikāmata-tantra. It is identified with the fourth of the seven worlds, named maharloka. Together, these seven seatsthey form the Brahmāṇḍa (cosmic egg). The Gola seat points to the north-west.

The associated pura is called guṇa, at the head of which is the Siddha named Viśvanātha. These Siddhas are considered to have been the expounders of the kula doctrine in former times.

The associated dhātu (constituents of the physical body) is the Fat (medas).

2) Golā (गोला):—One of the twelve guṇas associated with Gola, the sixth seat of the Svādhiṣṭhāna-chakra. According to tantric sources such as the Śrīmatottara-tantra and the Gorakṣasaṃhitā (Kādiprakaraṇa), these twelve guṇas are represented as female deities. According to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā however, they are explained as particular syllables. They (eg. Golā) only seem to play an minor role with regard to the interpretation of the Devīcakra (first of five chakras, as taught in the Kubjikāmata-tantra).

Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra
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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Gola (गोल).—1. Sphere. 2. Celestial sphere. 3. Hemisphere; northern or southern hemispheres 4. Spherics. Note: Gola is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geogprahy

Golā.—(IA 21), a district. (EI 31), a granary. Note: golā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gola (गोल) or Gula is the name of a locality situated in Dakkhiṇāpatha (Deccan) or “southern district” of ancient India, as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Gola is mentioned in the Barhut inscriptions. The location of the place is, however, unknown. The Purāṇas mention Gulangula as a country in the Deccan.

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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goḷa : (m.; nt.) a ball.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

gōla (गोल).—a (S) Circular, cylindrical, or spherical; round gen.

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gōla (गोल).—m (S) Any thing globular or cylindrical, a cylinder, globe, ball, orb. 2 An artificial globe. See khagōla, bhūgōla, dṛggōla. 3 A round pole or rafter: also a pole rounded by the turning lathe. 4 unc Circularity; sphericity; cylindricity. 5 The wooden ball used in the play of trapstick. 6 An embroidered border (as of a turban). 7 An aggregated mass; a troop or column; a crowd, flock, or herd; a body or volume (as of fire). 8 A division or half of the zodiac. 9 A globose flower-wreath or ball of strung flowers. See, if curious, under tu- rā. 10 A certain river-fish. 11 A single gold or silver wire of a twist (as of a gōpha, karagōṭā &c.)

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gōlā (गोला).—m Commonly gōlyā.

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gōḷa (गोळ).—m & a Incorrectly used for gōla.

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gōḷā (गोळा).—m (gōla) A globe or ball gen. 2 A mass, lump, clod, clot. 3 An assemblage; any gathering together (of persons, beasts, things). 4 fig. A wretch without arms and legs or without the power of using them. 5 (Contemptuously.) A meal, answering to the words a lump, a sop, a morsel, a gobbet. Ex. divasānta ēka vēḷa gōḷā dilhā mhaṇajē āṭhā praharācī kāḷajī vāralī. 6 An abortion. 7 A ball of silver (as a substitute for a pearl) strung to the nose. 8 A general name for the stones of fruits or for the included kernel and for the larger pea-like seeds which have no specific name. Ex. badāmagōḷā, pistēgōḷā, bhuīmūgagōḷā, kājūgōḷā, tāḍa- gōḷā, uṇḍēgōḷā, bibavāgōḷā, ēlacīcā gōḷā. gōḷā karaṇēṃ To gather together. gōḷā giḷaṇēṃ To gulp (a bribe, an embezzlement &c.) gōḷā ṭākaṇēṃ To drop the womb. gōḷābhara A belly full, a sufficiency to satisfy hunger. gōḷā māraṇēṃ To gobble; to bolt. gōḷē gāṃvālā vēḍhā ghālaṇēṃ (-paḍaṇēṃ v i) Joco remoto, to grasp a ball of rice; to sit at meat.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōla (गोल).—a Round. Circular, cylindrical or spherical. m A globe.

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gōḷā (गोळा).—m A globe. A mass. An assemblage. A wretch without arms and legs or without the power of using them A morsel. gōḷā karaṇēṃ Gather together. gōḷābhara A belly-full. gōḷā māraṇēṃ Gobble.

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

Gola (गोल) or Golā (गोला).—[guḍ ac ḍasya laḥ]

1) A ball, globe; कदम्बगोलाकृतिमाश्रितः कथम् (kadambagolākṛtimāśritaḥ katham) Māl.7.1.

2) The celestial or terrestrial globe.

3) A circle.

4) A sphere, anything round or globular.

-laḥ 1 A widow's bastard; cf. कुण्ड (kuṇḍa); Y.1.222.

2) The conjunction of several planets or the presence of several in one sign.

3) Myrrh.

-lā 1 A wooden ball with which children play.

2) A large globular water-jar.

3) Red arsenic.

4) Ink.

5) A woman's female friend.

6) Name of Durgā.

7) Name of the river Godāvari.

Derivable forms: golaḥ (गोलः), golam (गोलम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gola (गोल).—m. (in this sense Sanskrit Lex. nt. and golā, f.), bottle: Mvy 9415 = Tibetan bum pa; Chin. large bottle. Cf. next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gola (गोल).—mn.

(-laḥ-laṃ) A circle, a ball, any thing round or globular. m.

(-laḥ) 1. A widow’s bastard. 2. Myrrh. 3. A tree, (Vangueria spinosa.) 4. A globe, celestial or terrestrial. 5. Conjunction of planets, or the presence of several in one sign. f.

(-lā) 1. A globe. a sphere, a Mandala. 2. A wooden ball with which children play. 3. A woman’s female friend. 4. The Godavari river. 5. A large water jar. 6. Ink. 7. Red arsenic. 8. A name of the goddess Durga. E. go heaven, water, &c. and la what gets or receives; again, guḍ to be round, &c. affix ac and ḍa changed to la. ḍalayoraikyāt .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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