Gopika, Gōpikā, Gopikā: 12 definitions


Gopika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Gopikā (गोपिका) or Gopī refers to:—A cowherd girl or woman of Vraja. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

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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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Vedanta (school of philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Siva Gita A Critical Study

Gopikā (गोपिका) or Gopikāgītā refers to one of the sixty-four Gītās commonly referred to in Hindu scriptures.—Gītā is the name given to certain sacred writings in verse (often in the form of a dialogue) which are devoted to the exposition of particular religious and theosophical doctrines. Most of these Gītās [i.e., Gopikā-gītā] originate from the Mahābhārata or the various Purāṇas.

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Vedanta (वेदान्त, vedānta) refers to a school of orthodox Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. There are a number of sub-schools of Vedanta, however all of them expound on the basic teaching of the ultimate reality (brahman) and liberation (moksha) of the individual soul (atman).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōpikā (गोपिका) [or गोपी, gōpī].—f (S) A female cowherd.

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

gōpikā (गोपिका) [-gōpī, -गोपी].—f A female cowherd.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gopikā (गोपिका) or Gopā.—(and Gopī), wife of the Bodhisattva: °kāya (gen.) Lalitavistara 235.21 (verse); °ke (voc.) 237.13 (verse); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.233.17 (but in 234.14 Yaśodharā).

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

Gopikā (गोपिका).—f.

(-kā) A female cowherd, &c.: see gopaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Gopīka (गोपीक) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—and ācāryagopīka poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa]

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

1) Gopikā (गोपिका):—[from gopaka > go-pa] a f. ([gana] śivādi) a cowherd’s wife, cowherdess, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa x, 9, 14 f.]

2) [v.s. ...] a protectress, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Gopika (गोपिक):—[from go-pa] m. the Mokṣaka tree, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

4) Gopikā (गोपिका):—[from go-pa] b f. of paka q.v.

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

Gopikā (गोपिका):—(kā) 1. f. A milk-maid.

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

Gopikā (गोपिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Goviā.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Gopikā (गोपिका):—(nf) see [gopī].

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