Gramyasukha, Grāmyasukha, Gramya-sukha: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Grāmyasukha (ग्राम्यसुख) refers to one who indulges in “vulgar worldly lustful pleasures”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.26. Accordingly as Nandin cursed Dakṣa (and others):—“[...] With the power of Śiva (backing me) I now heap curses on these Brahmins here who are against Śiva and hence wicked like you. [...] Dakṣa will become goat-faced ere long. He will be indulging in vulgar worldly lustful pleasures (grāmyasukha-icchā), and evil strategies. He will be laying down rules for rituals and perpetually discussing Vedic passages. His bright pleasing face will disappear. He will become individual soul strayed from his ultimate goal. He will fall from his holy rites and indulge in wicked deeds.’”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (G) next»] — Gramyasukha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Grāmyasukha (ग्राम्यसुख).—sexual intercourse, copulation; cf. अविदित्वा सुखं ग्राम्यं वैतृष्ण्यं नैति पूरुषः (aviditvā sukhaṃ grāmyaṃ vaitṛṣṇyaṃ naiti pūruṣaḥ) Bhāg.9.18.4.

Derivable forms: grāmyasukham (ग्राम्यसुखम्).

Grāmyasukha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms grāmya and sukha (सुख).

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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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