Gorakshaka, Gōrakṣaka, Gorakṣaka: 7 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Gorakshaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit terms Gōrakṣaka and Gorakṣaka can be transliterated into English as Goraksaka or Gorakshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gorakshaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

gōrakṣaka (गोरक्षक).—m A cowherd. The tutelar deity of cattle.

context information

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»] — Gorakshaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gorakṣaka (गोरक्षक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A cow keeper, one who tends cattle. E. kan added to the last.

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

Gorakṣaka (गोरक्षक).—adj. keeping cattle, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 102.

Gorakṣaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and rakṣaka (रक्षक).

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

Gorakṣaka (गोरक्षक).—[adjective] guarding cattle; [masculine] cow-herd.

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

1) Gorakṣaka (गोरक्षक):—[=go-rakṣaka] [from go] mfn. tending or keeping or breeding cattle (one of the Vṛttis of a Vaiśya, [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra ii, 13]), [Manu-smṛti viii, 102; Mahābhārata xiii]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a cowherd, [Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a man, [Tantr.]

context information

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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