Gomayubhaksha, Gomāyubhakṣa, Gomayu-bhaksha: 4 definitions


Gomayubhaksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Gomāyubhakṣa can be transliterated into English as Gomayubhaksa or Gomayubhaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Gomayubhaksha in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Gomāyubhakṣa (गोमायुभक्ष) refers to “those subsisting on dogs and jackals”, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Rāhu presides over hill men, mountain peaks, outer and inner caves, the Mlecchas, the Śūdras, persons subsisting on dogs and jackals (gomāyubhakṣa), spear men, the countries of Vokkaṇa and Aśvamukha and persons physically deformed. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gomayubhaksha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gomāyubhakṣa (गोमायुभक्ष):—[=go-māyu-bhakṣa] [from go-māyu > go] m. [plural] ‘jackal-eaters’, Name of a people, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā xvi, 35.]

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Gomayubhaksha 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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