Gosahasra, aka: Go-sahasra; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Gosahasra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Gosahasra (गोसहस्र).—A gift of cows, a thousand in number properly adorned with bronze milking vessels and a bull in the midst, leads one to Śiva's abode.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 274. 7; 278. 1-29.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gosahasra (गोसहस्र).—a kind of present (mahādāna).

-strī Name of two holidays on the fifteenth day of the dark half of कार्तिक (kārtika) and ज्येष्ठ (jyeṣṭha).

Derivable forms: gosahasram (गोसहस्रम्).

Gosahasra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and sahasra (सहस्र).

(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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