Gosava, aka: Go-sava; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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.
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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Gosava (गोसव).—m.

(-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
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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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