Gomaya: 16 definitions



Gomaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gomaya (गोमय) refers to “cow-dung” representing one of the five Pañcagavya (five cow-products), as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.16. Accordingly, “[...] the ceremonial ablution of the phallic emblem (liṅga) with Pañcagavya on Sundays is specially recommended. Pañcagavya is the compound of cow’s urine (gojala), dung (gomaya), milk (kṣīra), curd (dadhi) and ghee (ājya). Milk, curd and ghee can severally be used with honey and molasses. The offering of rice cooked in cow’s milk must be made with the syllable Om”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Gomaya (गोमय).—Cowdung as disinfectant.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 431; 13. 130.
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Gomaya (गोमय) represents the food taken in the month Āṣāḍha for the Kṛṣṇāṣṭamī-Vrata, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Kṛṣṇāṣṭamī-vrata is observed in honour of Śiva. [...] It starts from the month of Mārgaśira. It is observed on the eighth tithi of the dark fortnight and for a year.—In Āṣāḍha, food is gomaya, the deity is Ugra result is eight times that of śautrāmaṇi.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Gomaya (गोमय) refers to “cow-dung”. It is one of the six products of the cow, used in the worshop of the liṅga (known as goṣaḍaṅgavidhi), according to the Śivadharmottarapurāṇa

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gomaya : (nt.) cow-dung.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōmaya (गोमय).—n m S Cowdung. Ex. śuddha karuniyā gōmaya- gōḷa || mṛttikākaṇavirahita ||.

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

gōmaya (गोमय).—n m Cowdung.

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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

Gomaya (गोमय).—a.

1) Consisting of cattle; य उदाजन् पितरो गोमयं वसु (ya udājan pitaro gomayaṃ vasu) Rv.1.62.2.

2) Defiled with cow-dung.

-yaḥ, -yam Cow-dung.

-yam Cowdung cake; उपलशकलमेतद्भेदकं गोमयानाम् (upalaśakalametadbhedakaṃ gomayānām) Mu.3.15.

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

Gomaya (गोमय).—(?) , m., offal, refuse, if this word is intended in Mahāvastu ii.65.7 gomayo ti (so Senart for mss. gometi) kṛtvā na siddhā, thinking it was offal, I did not prepare it as food; followed by, kumāro āha, na eṣā godhā abhakṣyā, bhakṣyā eṣā manuṣyāṇāṃ. As Senart remarks, this seems a strange use of gomaya, and I share his suspicion of the reading, but can suggest no good emendation.

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

Gomaya (गोमय).—mn.

(-yaḥ-yaṃ) 1. Cowdung. 2. The property or nature of a cow. E. go a cow, and mayaṭ affix of relation or comprehension.

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

Gomaya (गोमय).—[go + maya], m. and n. Cowdung, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 206.

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

Gomaya (गोमय).—[adjective] consisting of cattle; [neuter] (often [plural]) [masculine] cow-dung.

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

1) Gomaya (गोमय):—[=go-maya] [from go] a mfn. consisting of cattle, [Ṛg-veda x, 62, 2]

2) [v.s. ...] defiled with cow-dung, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, v]

3) [v.s. ...] n. often [plural], rarely m. ([gana] ardharcādi) cow-dung, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xii; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Kauśika-sūtra; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Manu-smṛti] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] n. dung, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā lv, 30]

5) [=go-maya] [from go] b (for the sake of euphony shortened for yaya), [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati, to smear with (cow-dung), [Dhātupāṭha xxxv, 24.]

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

Gomaya (गोमय):—[(yaḥ-yaṃ)] 1. m. n. Cow-dung; property or nature of a cow.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Gomaya (गोमय):—(von go)

1) adj. a) bovinus: vasu [Ṛgveda 10, 62, 2.] — b) (vom Folgenden) durch Kuhmist verunreinigt: hrada [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 69, 8. 9. 5, 27, 22]; vgl. [16.] —

2) m. n. gaṇa ardharcādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher.2,4,31.] [Siddhāntakaumudī 249,a,1 v. u.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3.5,10.] Kuhmist [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 3, 145.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 9, 50.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1272.] tāsu gomayāni ca śumbalāni vāvadhāya [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 12, 5, 2, 3. 4, 4, 1.] [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 1, 17.] [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 19.27.] [GOBH. 2, 9, 3. 4, 8, 12.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 3, 206. 8, 326. 11, 212.] [Mahābhārata 13, 3604.] [Suśruta 1, 6, 15. 97, 16.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 129, Vārttika von Kātyāyana. 2.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 44 (43), 7. 54, 5. fgg.] [72, 2.] indīvaraṃ gomayāt [Pañcatantra I, 107.] gomayādvṛściko jāyate [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 4. 30,] [Scholiast] gomayāmbhas [Prabodhacandrodaja 24, 3.]

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Gomaya (गोमय):—

2) Mist überh.: māhiṣa [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 55, 30.]

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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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