Gopicandana, Gōpīcandana, Gopīcandana: 3 definitions
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)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).
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’).
India history and geogprahySource: 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.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
gōpīcandana (गोपीचंदन).—n S pop. gōpacandana n White clay.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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.
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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Starts with: Gopicandanamahatmya.
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 29 - The Importance of Gopīcandana < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 67 - The Importance of Gopikācandana < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 35 - The Vow of Unmīlanī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 3 - Imprinting Marks of Conch etc. < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Chapter 26 - Eligibility for Kriyā-Yoga etc. < [Section 9 - Vāsudeva-māhātmya]
Chapter 2 - The Application of Tripuṇḍra < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
Nectar of Devotion (by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)