Gosava, aka: Go-sava; 3 Definition(s)
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Gosava (गोसव).—A mahāyajña. (Śloka 17, Chapter 30, Vana Parva).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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.
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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
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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