Goshirsha, Gośīrṣa, Go-shirsha: 8 definitions
Goshirsha 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.
The Sanskrit term Gośīrṣa can be transliterated into English as Gosirsa or Goshirsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Gośīrṣa (गोशीर्ष) is another name (synonym) for Candana, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Santalum album (Indian sandalwood). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 12.6-8), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Gośīrṣa (गोशीर्ष) refers to a weapon (“kind of arrow”). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gośīrṣa (गोशीर्ष).—a kind of sandal; Kau. A.2.11.
2) a kind of weapon (arrow ?); Mb.7.178. 23.
Derivable forms: gośīrṣaḥ (गोशीर्षः), gośīrṣam (गोशीर्षम्).
Gośīrṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and śīrṣa (शीर्ष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Gośīrṣa (गोशीर्ष).—n. of a nāga-king: Kv 2.12.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rṣaṃ) 1. A kind of Sandal, described as of the colour of brass, and of great fragrance. 2. The head of a cow. E. go a cow, and śīrṣa the head.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gośīrṣa (गोशीर्ष).—I. adj. shaped like a cow’s head, Mahābhārata 7, 8097. Ii. n. a kind of sandal, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 41, 59.
Gośīrṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and śīrṣa (शीर्ष).
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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