Gomedha, Go-medha: 13 definitions


Gomedha means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: The Jaina Iconography

Gomedha (गोमेध) or Gomeda is the name of the Yakṣa accompanying Neminātha: the twenty-second of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—Neminātha’s emblem is known to be a conch-shell from the Jaina canonical texts. The Śāsana-devatās who attend upon him are Yakṣa Gomedha and Yakṣiṇī Ambikā (Digambara: and Kuṣmāṇḍinī). The Chowri-bearer, in his case, is King Ugrasena. His Kevala-tree is called Mahāveṇu or Vetasa.+

Gomedha is the Yakṣa of Ariṣṭanemi or Neminātha. The descriptions of both the sects are equal regarding the features of his three faces, six hands and vehicle of a man. In other respects, the Śvetāmbara books prescribe for his hands a citrus, axe, disc, mongoose, trident, and Śakti (spear); the Digambara texts give him similarly for his hands—a hammer (Drughaṇa), axe, staff, huit, Vajra, Varada Mudrā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Gomedha (गोमेध) refers to one of the sixty doctrines of different religious sects that existed in ancient India, as mentioned by Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—Page 203.20 f.: There is a detailed description of about 60 doctrines of different religious sects and schools of philosophy that had developed before the time of Uddyotanasūri, for example, [Agnihotra] [...]. This list of different sects of Uddyotanasūri’s may be compared with the lists given by Bāṇa in the Harṣacarita (Books 5, 8).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōmēdha (गोमेध).—m (S) Sacrifice of a cow.

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

gōmēdha (गोमेध).—m Sacrifice of a cow.

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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

Gomedha (गोमेध).—a cow-sacrifice; Rām.7.25.8.

Derivable forms: gomedhaḥ (गोमेधः).

Gomedha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and medha (मेध). See also (synonyms): goyajña.

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

Gomedha (गोमेध).—m.

(-dhaḥ) The offering or sacrifice of a cow. E. go a cow, and medha sacrifice. medha-vadhe ādhāre ghañ . ṣaṣṭhītatpuruṣaḥ .

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

Gomedha (गोमेध).—[masculine] the sacrifice of a cow.

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

1) Gomedha (गोमेध):—[=go-medha] [from go] m. (cf. gavāṃ-m) a cow-sacrifice, [Rāmāyaṇa vii, 25, 8; Varāha-purāṇa xvi]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the attendant of the 22nd Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Gomedha (गोमेध):—[go-medha] (dhaḥ) 1. m. The offering or sacrifice of a cow.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gomedha (गोमेध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gomeha.

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Gomedha 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gōmēdha (ಗೋಮೇಧ):—[noun] a sacrifice at the end of which a cow would be sacrificed.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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