Gopicandana, Gōpīcandana, Gopīcandana: 9 definitions

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Introduction:

Gopicandana means something in 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Gopichandana.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन) refers to:—Yellowish clay used for tilaka;the footdust of the gopīs. (cf. Glossary page from Arcana-dīpikā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Gopīcandana.—(IA 16), a kind of coloured earth. Note: gopīcandana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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

[«previous next»] — Gopicandana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōpīcandana (गोपीचंदन).—n S pop. gōpacandana n White clay.

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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

[«previous next»] — Gopicandana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन).—n.

(-naṃ) A species of white clay, said to be brought from Dwaraka and used by the worshippers of Vishnu to smear their faces with. E. gopī, and candana Sandal.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—nāṭaka. Kāṭm. 7.

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

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन):—[=gopī-candana] [from gopī > go-pa] n. a species of white clay (said to be brought from Dvārakā and used by Viṣṇu’s worshippers for marking the face, [Religious Thought and Life in India] pp. 67 and 400; ‘a kind of sandal-wood’ [Horace H. Wilson])

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

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन):—[gopī-candana] (naṃ) 1. n. White clay.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन):—(gopī + ca) n. weisser Lehm, der aus Dvārakā kommen soll und mit dem sich die Verehrer des Viṣṇu das Gesicht einschmieren, [Wilson’s Wörterbuch] eine Art Sandelholz nach [WILKINS] bei [HAUGHT.] (die vorangeh. Bed. hat nach [HAUGHT.] das beng. gopīmāṭī d. i. gopīmṛttikā). gopīcandanopaniṣad f. Titel einer Upaniṣad [Colebrooke I, 113.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 250.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Gopīcandana (गोपीचन्दन):—n. *weisser Lehm oder *eine Art Sandelholz. candanopaniṣad f. Titel Upaniṣad [Akademische vorlesung 187]

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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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