Gosava, aka: Go-sava; 4 Definition(s)
Gosava 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Gosava (गोसव).—A mahāyajña. (Śloka 17, Chapter 30, Vana Parva).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1a) Gosava (गोसव).—A sacrifice performed by Nanda at the suggestion of Kṛṣṇa; one produced by Brahmā.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 2. 32; 12. 40.
1b) The seventh Gāndhāra grāmikā.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 43.
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
Gosava (गोसव).—a kind of cow-sacrifice (not performed in the Kali age); Mb.3.3.17.
Derivable forms: gosavaḥ (गोसवः).
Gosava is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and sava (सव).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-vaḥ) The sacrifice of a cow, one of the grand sacrifices of the Hindus in former times, and not permitted in the present or Kali yuga age: see gomedha. E. go a cow, and saba sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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.
Partial matches: Go.
Starts with: Gosavada.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Gosava, Go-sava; (plurals include: Gosavas, savas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 11.74 < [Section VII - Special Expiation for Special Offences: (a) For Killing a Brāhmaṇa]
Verse 11.77 < [Section VII - Special Expiation for Special Offences: (a) For Killing a Brāhmaṇa]
Verse 2.86 < [Section XVII - Rules of Study]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 3620-3621 < [Chapter 26 - Examination of the ‘Person of Super-normal Vision’]
Verse 2787-2789 < [Chapter 24b - Arguments against the reliability of the Veda (the Revealed Word)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Vasistha Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)
Baudhayana Dharmasutra (by Georg Bühler)