Gonasa, aka: Gonasā, Go-nasa, Gonāsa, Gonāsā; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gonasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Gonasā (गोनसा):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Gonasa (गोनस).—A tribe that came out of the ocean of milk when churning.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 250. 11.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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gonasa : (m.) a viper.

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gonasa (गोनस) or Gonāsa (गोनास).—

1) a kind of snake.

2) a kind of gem.

Derivable forms: gonasaḥ (गोनसः), gonāsaḥ (गोनासः).

Gonasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and nasa (नस).

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Gonasā (गोनसा).—the mouth of a cow.

Gonasā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and nasā (नसा).

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Gonāsā (गोनासा).—the projecting snout of a cow or ox.

Gonāsā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and nāsā (नासा).

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Gonāsa (गोनास).—a kind of gem.

Derivable forms: gonāsam (गोनासम्).

Gonāsa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and nāsa (नास).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gonasa (गोनस).—m.

(-saḥ) 1. A large kind of snake, by some considered to be the same with the Boa or Bor. 2. A kind of gem. E. go a cow, and nasa a nose, cow-nosed; also gonāsa.

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Gonāsa (गोनास).—mf.

(-saḥ-sā) A snake: see gonasa. E. goriva nāsā asya vā nasādeśaḥ .

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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