Govinda, Go-vinda, Govimda: 35 definitions


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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: humindian: 108 names of Lord Krishna

One of the 108 names of Krishna; Meaning: "One Who Pleases The Cows, The Land And The Entire Nature"

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Govinda (गोविन्द).—Name the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa. “One who gives pleasure to the land, the cows and the senses.”

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Govinda (गोविन्द) refers to:—A name of Kṛṣṇa; one who pleases the gopīs, gopas, cows, senses, the earth, and Govardhana Hill. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Govinda (गोविन्द , “Lord of the Earth”):—One of the twenty-four forms of Viṣṇu through which Nārāyaṇa manifests himself. He is accompanied by a counterpart emanation of Lakṣmī (an aspect of Devī) who goes by the name Tuṣṭi.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa

Govinda (गोविन्द).—One of the seven major mountains in Krauñcadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 88. All of these mountains are tall and filled with gems. It is also known by the name Dvivinda. Krauñcadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Jyotiṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, who is the son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.

The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Govinda (गोविन्द).—A synonym of Śrī Kṛṣṇa (Mahāviṣṇu). He got this name because he saved the people and cows of Ambāḍi by lifting the Govardhana mountain and using it as an umbrella. (Dākṣiṇātya pāṭha Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Govinda (गोविन्द).—The name given to Kṛṣṇa by Indra the lord of Gokula;1 the Yādava king; went in search of maṇi by tracing the steps of Prasenajit when he was supposed to have killed him for the sake of the jewel, and came upon a place where Prasena and his horses were dead; proceeding he saw a dead lion and further a cave of a bear in the Vindhyas and heard the talk of a muse fondling the son of the bear; overhearing he heard: “dont cry„ Syamantaka is yours”. Then he entered the mouth of the cave and saw Jāmbavān, the king of bears; had hand-to-hand fight for 21 days; the followers of Kṛṣṇa returned to Dvāravatī and spread the news that Kṛṣṇa was dead; defeating the bear he got the hand of his daughter Jāmbavatī with the maṇi and returned home; gave it to Śakrajit in an assembly.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 27. 23, 28; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 33. 8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 32-50.

1b) An epithet of Viṣṇu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 4. 43; 14. 15; 19. 37; V. 5. 18; 12. 12; 13. 23; 16. 3; 18. 1; 20. 11; 23. 12; 29. 20; 30. 55; 31. 17; 33. 24; 37. 66; 38. 46; VI. 8. 36.

1c) A hill of the Krauñcadvīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 80.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Govinda (गोविन्द) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.10.42) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Govinda) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Govinda in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

Govinda is one of the eighty-four Siddhas associated with eighty-four Yogic postures (āsanas), according to popular tradition in Jodhpur, Rājasthān. These posture-performing Siddhas are drawn from illustrative sources known as the Nava-nātha-caurāsī-siddha from Vȧrāṇasī and the Nava-nātha-caruāsī-siddha-bālāsundarī-yogamāyā from Puṇe. They bear some similarity between the eighty-four Siddhas painted on the walls of the sanctum of the temple in Mahāmandir.

The names of these Siddhas (e.g., Govinda) to 19th-century inscription on a painting from Jodhpur, which is labelled as “Maharaja Mansing and eighty-four Yogis”. The association of Siddhas with yogis reveals the tradition of seeing Matsyendra and his disciple Gorakṣa as the founders of haṭhayoga.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Govinda (गोविन्द).—Writer of a commentary known -as अम्बाकर्त्री (ambākartrī) by reason of that work beginning with the stanza अम्बा कर्त्रीं (ambā kartrīṃ)ó, on the Paribhasendusekhara of Nagesa.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Govinda in Kavya glossary
Source: Google Books: Indian Kāvya Literature

Govinda is the name of a Apanhraṃśa poet quoted in the Svayambhūchandas of Svayambhū (8nd century A.D.).—The quotations from Govinda suggest that he composed a work, presumably an epic but possibly a shorter song cycle, on the story of Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā and the milkmaids. As this is also the matter of Bhejjala’s Rādhāvipralambha, it is quite possible that Govinda too had some connection with Sindhu, where the Kṛṣṇa tradition was popular, and that his date might have been c. 700 or earlier, but that is pure conjecture.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Govinda (गोविन्द) refers to the “God of Gods”, according to the Ghaṭikāyantraghaṭanāvidhi, an unpublished manuscript describing the ritual connected with the setting up of the water clock and its invocation.—Accordingly, “[Now the pala-verses]: [...] For the welfare of the world, there [manifested the incarnations of] the Fish, the Tortoise, the Boar, the Man-Lion, One who had a Short Stature, Paraśurāma, Rāma, Kṛṣṇa, Buddha and Kalkin. I bow to Govinda, the god of gods, who in this manner assumed diverse forms, diverse shapes and diverse names, and who is meditated upon by sage”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Dvādaśa-mūrti in Tamil Tradition (iconography)

Govinda (गोविन्द) refers to one of the Dvādaśa-mūrti or “twelve sacred names of Viṣṇu”, whose iconographical details are mentioned in the Śrītattvanidhi (verse 2.19-42) citing the Pāñcarātrāgama-Kriyapāda.—Govinda’s Mien is white resembling the moon (Candrakalā), red-lotus eyes (cf. Tamil Ceṅkaṇ) that is a pointer of Raudra in Viṣṇu directed toward terrorist-demons, and golden ornaments (svarṇābharaṇa). According to the Caturviṃśatimūrtilakṣaṇa, Govinda is fitted with the Padma, Śaṅkha, Gāda and Cakra, in that particular order.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Govinda (गोविन्‍द): One of the epithets of Sri Krishna and Vishnu; it means a cow-keeper and refers to Krishna's occupation in Gokula, the colony of cowherds

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Govinda (गोविन्द) is the name of a Brahmin according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter VII).—“thus the Brahmin K’iu p’in t’o (Govinda), the great minister (mahāmātya), divided the great earth (mahāpṛthivī) of Jambudvīpa into seven parts; he also divided into seven parts a determined number of large and small cities (nagara), of villages (nigama) and hamlets (antarāpaṇa)”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The Jaina Iconography

Govinda (गोविन्द) or Govindarājā is the name of the chowrie-bearer accompanying Aranātha: the eighteenth of twenty-four Tīrthaṃkaras or Jinas, commonly depicted in Jaina iconography.—The eighteenth Jina Aranātha carries with him the mystic symbol of either the Nandyāvarta (a kind of Svastika) or a fish. His ministerial staff consists of the Yakṣa named Yakṣendra and Yakṣiṇī named Dhāraṇī Devī. The sacred tree peculiar to him is Cūta or mango tree. Govinda Rāja had the honour of holding his fly-whisk.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Govinda (गोविन्द) is the name of a Brāhmaṇa mentioned in the “Dive Āgar plates of Cittarāja”.—Accodingly, “... and having worshipped the Divine lord of Umā (Śiva)− have donated, with the pouring out of water, the revenue amount of twenty drammas, free from all dues, on the cluster of tress in the orchard donated by the Daṇḍanāyaka, the illustrious Nāgavarman, situated in (the village of ) Velāsivāgara, comprised in the viṣaya of Mandaraja, to the learned Brāhmaṇa Govinda, the son of Saudapaiya of Tīpaka, who belongs to the Kāśyapa-gotra and Ṛgveda-śākhā, who is residing at Dīpakāgara and is (always) engaged in the performance of this six religious duties”.

These plates (mentioning Govinda) were discovered by one Mrs. Chandrabai Pandurang Nakti in her field in Survey No. 88 at Dive Āgar in the Śrīvardhana tāluka of the Kolābā District of Mahārāṣṭra. The object of the present inscription is to record the remission, by the king, of the tax of twenty dramas on the cluster of trees in the orchard donated by the Daṇḍanāyaka Nāgavarman in (the village) Velāsivāgara comprised in the viṣaya of Mandaraja.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Govinda is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Govinda) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Govinda) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume 4 (1896-97)

Govinda I or Govindarāja I is the name of an ancient king from the Rāṣṭrakūṭa dynasty, as mentioned in the “Kaḍaba plates of Prabhūtavarṣa” (9th century A.D.). These copper-plates (mentioning Govinda) were found at Kaḍaba, situated in the Tumkūr district of the Mysore State. It records that the king Prabhūtavarṣa, (i.e. Govinda III.) presented the village of Jālamaṅgala to the Jaina muni Arkakīrti, on behalf of the temple of Jinendra at Śilāgrāma. It is dated to the 24th May A.D. 812.

Source: Singhi Jain Series: Ratnaprabha-suri’s Kuvalayamala-katha (history)

Goviṃda (गोविंद) (=Nārāyaṇa) refers to one of the deities being worshiped in ancient India, as vividly depicted in the Kathās (narrative poems) such as Uddyotanasūri in his 8th-century Kuvalayamālā (a Prakrit Campū, similar to Kāvya poetry).—The Kuvalayamala (779 A.D.) is full of cultural material which gains in value because of the firm date of its composition. [...] Page 256.31-2 ff.: Here is a mixed list of 25 gods and Godlings of all religions. These were worshipped and propitiated to obtain favours. The list includes [e.g., Goviṃda (Nārāyaṇa)] [...].

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

govinda : (m.) an epithet of Khrishṇa.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gōvinda (गोविंद).—m (S) One of the common appellations of kṛṣṇa. 2 A particular flower. 3 n or gōvindaphaḷa n A fruit said to cry out Govind! Govind! in the mouth of the eater; the fruit of Capparis Zeylanica. 4 A red glass-bead. gōvindanāmasaṅkīrttana Reiterating Govind, a name of kṛṣṇa.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Govinda (गोविन्द).—

1) a cowkeeper, a chief herdsman.

2) Name of Kṛṣṇa.

3) Bṛhaspati. °द्वादशी (dvādaśī) the twelfth day in the light half of the month of फाल्गुन (phālguna)

Derivable forms: govindaḥ (गोविन्दः).

Govinda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms go and vinda (विन्द).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Govinda (गोविन्द).—(= Pali id., Dīghanikāya (Pali) ii.230.23 ff.), name of the brahman-purohita of King Diśāṃpati: Mahāvastu iii.204.9 ff. Cf. the next items.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Govinda (गोविन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) 1. One of the most usual appellations of Krishna or Vishnu in that form. 2. A name of Vrihaspati, regent of Jupiter. 3. A cow-keeper, one who protects, cherishes or owns cattle. E. go language, here the language of the Vedas especially, and vinda who knows, from vid to know, with śa affix; also go heaven, a cow, vid to obtain, by whom heaven is obtained, or who obtains felicity by protecting kine. gāṃ vedamayīṃ vāṇīṃ, bhuvaṃ dhenuṃ svargaṃ vā vindati .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Govinda (गोविन्द).—i. e. go-vid + a, m. 1. A name of Kṛṣṇa, Mahābhārata 5, 2572. 2. The name of a mountain, Mahābhārata 6, 460.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Govinda (गोविन्द).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Kṛṣṇa-Viṣṇu (lit. = govid).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Govinda (गोविन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—guru of Āpadeva (Mīmāṃsanyāyaprakāśa). Oxf. 219^b. Hall. p. 185.

2) Govinda (गोविन्द):—guru of Kaivalyāśrama (Ānandalaharīṭīkā). Oxf. 108^a.

3) Govinda (गोविन्द):—guru of Śaṅkara (Abhijñānaśakuntalaṭīkā). Oxf. 135^a.

4) Govinda (गोविन्द):—one of the six gurus of Ṣaḍguruśiṣya. W. p. 12.

5) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Dyutimatī, cousin of Rāmānuja. Hall. p. 203.

6) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Ballāla, brother of Raṅganātha (Sūryasiddhāntaṭīkā 1603).

7) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Aṅgadeva, grandson of Nāganātha, father of Rāmeśvara, grandfather of Nārāyaṇa (Vṛttaratnākaraṭīkā 1680). Oxf. 198^b.

8) Govinda (गोविन्द):—father of Vyāsanārāyaṇa, father of Kūka, father of Mādhava Śukla (Kuṇḍakalpadruma 1656).

9) Govinda (गोविन्द):—from Rāḍhā in Bengal, father of Rāyamukuṭa.

10) Govinda (गोविन्द):—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Padyāvalī. Mentioned in Bhojaprabandha Oxf. 150^b.

11) Govinda (गोविन्द):—poet, contemporary of Maṅkha. Śrīkaṇṭhacarita 25, 77.

12) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Ātmatattvavivekaṭīkā. L. 1156.

13) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Gaṇeśagītāṭīkā. B. 4, 48.

14) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Chandodarpaṇa. Ben. 32. Nalodayaṭīkā. B. 2, 86. Tu7b. 12.
—[commentary] on Kumāradeva’s Śālivāhanasaptaśatī. K. 66. Śiśupālavadhaṭīkā. B. 2, 96. Sabhyābharaṇaṭīkā. B. 2, 110.

15) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Janmadīpaka. Peters. 1, 115.

16) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Tāladaśaprāṇadīpikā mus. Burnell. 61^a.

17) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Nāḍīprakāśa. Cop. 105.

18) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Paramārthaviveka, vedānta. B. 4, 68.

19) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Pūjāpradīpa, bhakti. Oudh. V, 26.

20) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Prāyaścitta Āśval. B. 1, 156.

21) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Bālabuddhiprakāśinī jy. Ben. 31. Vivāhaprakaraṇa jy. Ben. 25. Saṃskāraprakaraṇa jy. Ben. 25.

22) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Bṛhaspatisavaprayoga. L. 196.

23) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Mānasollāsa. Quoted by Raghunandana in Malamāsatattva.

24) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Rasasāra med. Khn. 88. K. 216. Burnell. 70^a. Quoted in Rasarājalakṣmī Oxf. 321^a. Rasahṛdaya med. K. 216. B. 4, 234. Saṃnipātamañjarī. K. 222.

25) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Lattādinirṇaya jy. B. 4, 192.

26) Govinda (गोविन्द):—pupil of Madhusūdana, Devamāta (?), Kṛṣṇa, Vināyaka, Rāma, Harirāma, Halāyudha:
—[commentary] on the Mahāvrata of the Śāṅkhāyanaśrautasūtra. W. p. 28. Ben. 14.

27) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Kahna Kavīśvara: Saṃvitprakāśa jy.

28) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Gadādhara of Junnar: Kuṇḍamārtaṇḍa, composed in 1692.

29) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Bhaṭṭa Raṅgācārya: Gopālalīlārṇava bhāṇa. Burnell. 168^b.

30) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Lāḍama, composed in 1190, under king Mukuṭeśvara: Bālabodha [nyāya] a
—[commentary] on some work of one Śāṇḍilya. Hall. p. 28. Ben. 223.

31) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Viṣṇu Daivajña: Praśnasāra jy. Oudh. Xi, 10.

32) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Rasasāra. delete Quoted in etc.

33) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Śrāddhakaumudī. Śrāddhavivekakaumudī.

34) Govinda (गोविन्द):—father of Kalyāṇarāya (Jalabhedaṭīkā etc.).

35) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Ulūkatantra or Ulūkakalpa [tantric]

36) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Pūjāpradīpa.

37) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Yogasārasamuccayaṭīkā.

38) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Ratnāvalīṭīkā Ratnāvalīdyuti.

39) Govinda (गोविन्द):—composed under Madana, king of Kirāta: Rasahṛdaya med.

40) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Śatacaṇḍīpaddhati.

41) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Siddhāntaratnākhyabhāṣyapīṭha.

42) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Smārtādhānapaddhati.

43) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Lakṣmaṇa, pupil of Nārāyaṇa: Rukmiṇīpariṇaya kāvya.

44) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Siṃhasthamakarasthagurunirṇaya.

45) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Nīlakaṇṭha, nephew of Rāma, wrote: Rasālā on his fathers Tājika. Pīyūṣadhārā on his uncle’s Muhūrtacintāmaṇi. A commentary on his uncle’s Rāmavinoda. A commentary on the Ghaṭakarpara. See Ulwar Extr. 502.

46) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Puruṣottama: Lakṣahomapaddhati.

47) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Prāyaścittaślokapaddhati.

48) Govinda (गोविन्द):—Brahmasūtrabhāṣya.

49) Govinda (गोविन्द):—composed in 1744: Ramalārkaprakāśa.

50) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Nīlakaṇṭha: Rasālā on Nīlakaṇṭha’s Varṣatantra.

51) Govinda (गोविन्द):—son of Nīlakaṇṭha, pupil of Lakṣmaṇa: Vedāntatātparyanivedana.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Govinda (गोविन्द):—[=go-vinda] [from go] a m. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 138], [vArttika] 2) ‘= -vid (or [from] Prākṛt gov'-inda = gopendra ?)’, Kṛṣṇa (or Viṣṇu), [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Bhagavad-gītā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India] p.405)

2) [v.s. ...] Bṛhaspati (cf. gotra-bhid), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] (= Viṣṇu) Name of the 4th month, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā cv, 14]

4) [v.s. ...] ([from] Prākṛt gov'-inda = gopendra) a chief herdsman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] Name of a prince

6) [v.s. ...] of several teachers and authors

7) [v.s. ...] of a mountain, [Mahābhārata vi, 460]

8) [=go-vinda] [from go-vara] b etc. See, [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Govinda (गोविन्द):—[go-vinda] (ndaḥ) 1. m. Krishna, Vrihaspati; a cow-keeper.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Govinda (गोविन्द) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Goviṃda.

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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 (even English!). 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Goviṃda (गोविंद) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Gopendra.

2) Goviṃda (गोविंद) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Govinda.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Gōviṃda (ಗೋವಿಂದ):—

1) [noun] a man who owns cattle.

2) [noun] Křṣṇa, as a cowherd.

3) [noun] (myth.) Břhaspati, the lord of speech.

4) [noun] (pros.) a kind of metre with three syllables of which the first two are long and third one being short (—u).

5) [noun] (fig.) the act of cheating or an instance of being cheated.

6) [noun] ಬಂದದ್ದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಬರಲಿ, ಗೋವಿಂದನ ದಯವಿರಲಿ [bamdaddella barali, govimdana dayavirali] bandaddellā barali, gōvindana dayavirali a saying to embolden people to face the hardships and may the God help them; whom god will help, none can hinder.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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