Gramani, Grāmaṇi, Grāmaṇī, Grāmani, Grama-ni: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—A bhūtagaṇa (set of attendants) of Śiva. Sins of those who worship this gaṇa will be removed. (Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 150, Verse 25).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Grāmaṇi (ग्रामणि).—A name of Vighneśvara.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 44. 69.

1b) Brahmā as; in the Tārakāmaya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 6; 174. 3; 274. 41.

2a) Grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—A class of celestial beings in attendance in pairs on the sun God in each of the six seasons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 1.

2b) Resides in the sun's chariot in the months of Caitra and Madhu.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 3.

3) Grāmani (ग्रामनि).—A class of Yakṣas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 11. 48; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 83; II. 23. 1 and 14.
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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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India history and geogprahy

Source: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Grāmaṇi (ग्रामणि).—The head of the village was called grāmaṇi or ‘the leader of the village’. Also see grāma: a name-ending for place-names mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions (reigned from 3rd century CE). Grāma means an inhabited place, village, hamlet.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Grāmaṇī.—(EI 27; LL; HD), a village headman; same as Grāmakūṭa. See Hist. Dharm., pp. 153-54; Pāṇini, V. 2. 78. Note: grāmaṇī 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 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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—m (S) The head man of a village, the lord of the manor, the squire. This sense is almost confined to poetry or to learned converse. Popularly, the word is used as a term for a boisterous, turbulent, mischief-making fellow.

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grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—a S Chief, leading, pre-eminent. 2 m A term for the village Mahar.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—m The headman of a village, the squire. a Chief.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—

1) the leader or chief of a village or community; तयोर्युद्धं समभवद्रक्षोग्रामणिमुख्ययोः (tayoryuddhaṃ samabhavadrakṣogrāmaṇimukhyayoḥ) Mb.7.19.3.

2) a leader or chief in general.

3) a barber.

4) an epithet of Viṣṇu.

5) a libidinous man.

6) a yakṣa; उन्नह्यन्ति रथं नागा ग्रामण्यो रथयोजकाः (unnahyanti rathaṃ nāgā grāmaṇyo rathayojakāḥ) Mb.12.11.48. (-f.)

1) a whore, harlot.

2) the indigo plant. °पुत्रः (putraḥ) a bastard, the son of a harlot.

Derivable forms: grāmaṇīḥ (ग्रामणीः).

Grāmaṇī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms grāma and ṇī (णी).

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

Grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—mfn. (-ṇīḥ-ṇīḥ-ṇi) 1. Best, excellent. 2. Chief, pre-eminent, superintendent. 3. One who only thinks of enjoyment. m.

(-ṇīḥ) A barber. f.

(-ṇīḥ) 1. A whore, a harlot. 2. A female peasant or villager. 3. The indigo plant. E. grāma a village, to get or obtain, affix kvip. grāmaṃ samūhaṃ nayati prerayati svasvakāryeṣu .

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

Grāmaṇī (ग्रामणी).—[masculine] chief of a troop or a community; *barber.

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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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