Gorasa, aka: Go-rasa; 6 Definition(s)


Gorasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Gorasa (गोरस) refers to “milk”, forming part of a common diet in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—Gorasa seems to have been an important item of diet. Mention is made of condensed milk called kṣīra and of food preparations mixed with milk (verses 440, 444, 532, 708, 719). Most of the references to the articles of diet occur in the Nīlamata in connection with the offerings made to the gods but it is not difficult to infer from them the food and drink of the common people because “what a man eats his gods eat”.

Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Gorasa (गोरस) refers to one of the four classifications of food (āhāra), according to rasa (taste), according to the 13th century Sāgāra-dharmāmṛta (verse 35) by Āśādhara. Go-rasa refers to milk flavour comprising ghee (ghṛa), butter (navanīta), and curds (dadhi).

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

gōrasa (गोरस).—m (S) Produce of a cow: (comprehensively, or with particular respect, the produce or a product; milk, whey, curds, buttermilk &c., or any one of these.)

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōrasa (गोरस).—m Produce of a cow.

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

Gorasa (गोरस).—cow's milk.

2) curds.

3) buttermilk.

4) the flavour of a sentence; को रसो गोरसं विना (ko raso gorasaṃ vinā) Udb. °जम् (jam) buttermilk.

Derivable forms: gorasaḥ (गोरसः).

Gorasa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and rasa (रस).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gorasa (गोरस).—mn.

(-saḥ-saṃ) 1. Milk. 2. Curdled or caogulated milk. 3. Buttermilk. E. go a cow, and rasa juice.

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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