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Gomanta (गोमन्त).—Name of a minor mountain (kṣudraparvata) situated in Bhārata, a region south of mount Meru, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 85. In the settlements (janapada) along these mountains dwell Āryas and Mlecchas who drink water from the rivers flowing there. Meru is one of the seven mountains located in Jambūdvīpa, which is ruled over by Āgnīdhra, a grandson of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Gomanta (गोमन्त).—The hill fortress far south of Mathurā. Kṛṣṇa and Rāma went on a visit to it. At its foot lay Karavīrapura. Its crest was Pravarṣaṇa. Besieged by Jarāsandha on all four sides, Rāma and Kṛṣṇa ascended it and leapt off the hill into the plain to gain Dvārakā unknown to the enemy.1 Sacred to Gomatī.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. [52 (v) 16], [28 and 32]; [53 (v) 1-5]; 52. 11. [1 and 4], 12-13.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 28.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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