Gramaka, Grāmaka: 9 definitions


Gramaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Grāmaka (ग्रामक).—The kingdom to which Puramjana went by the Āsuri entrance of his city with his companion Durmada.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 25. 52.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: HereNow4u: Lord Śrī Mahāvīra

Grāmaka (ग्रामक) is the name of a village visited by Mahāvīra during his sixth year of spiritual-exertion.—Leaving Vaiśālī, the Lord arrived in the province of Grāmaka and became meditative at the place of the Yakṣa Vibhelaka. Inspired by the penitent life of the Lord the Yakṣa too started singing his praises. Leaving Grāmaka the Lord arrived at the beautiful garden, ‘Śāliśīrṣa’. It was the chilly winter month of Māgha.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Grāmaka.—(EI 8), a small village. Note: grāmaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāmaka (ग्रामक).—

1) A villager.

2) The collective department of celestial pleasures.

Derivable forms: grāmakaḥ (ग्रामकः).

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

Grāmaka (ग्रामक).—[grāma + ka], m. 1. A village, Mahābhārata 5, 1466. 2. A fictitious name, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 25, 52.

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

1) Grāmaka (ग्रामक):—[from grāma] m. a small village, [Harṣacarita viii, 3]

2) [v.s. ...] a village, [Mahābhārata v, 1466]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of a town, [Buddhist literature]

4) [v.s. ...] n. = ma-caryā, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 25, 52.]

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

Grāmaka (ग्रामक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Gāmaḍa, Gāmāga.

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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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