Gritsamada, Gṛtsamada: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Gṛtsamada can be transliterated into English as Grtsamada or Gritsamada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Gritsamada in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद):—Son of Suhotra (son of Kṣatravṛddha). He had a son whom he called Śunaka. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.17.1-3)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—A celebrated sage. He was the son of a sage called Vītahavya. Gṛtsamada was equal to Bṛhaspati and a great friend of Indra. Once this sage lectured to Yudhiṣṭhira on the glory of Śiva. Many have mistaken Grtsamada for Indra. Once the asuras bound him by ropes mistaking him for Indra. He had a son named Kucetā. (For more details see under Variṣṭhā) (Chapters 18 and 30, Anuśāsana Parva).

2) Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—A King of the Bhārgava dynasty. He was the son of King Suhotra. Gṛtsamada had two brothers. Kāśya and Kuśa, and a son, Śunaka. (9th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

3) Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—The son born to Indra of Mukundā. There is the following story about him in Gaṇeśa Purāṇa.

Once when Rukmāṅgada was out from the palace, Indra, in the guise of Rukmāṅgada, went to Mukundā, wife of Rukmāṅgada, and slept with her who was at that time sexually hungry. She delivered a child in due course. This boy was Gṛtsamada. He grew into a great scholar. Nobody was able to defeat him in any verbal duel. Once Gṛtsamada went to the palace of the king of Magadha to attend a Śrāddha (an offering to the manes) along with Vasiṣṭha and others. Atri Maharṣi who was present there then spoke slightingly of Gṛtsamada’s parentage and Gṛtsamada coming home questioned his mother. The mother then told him what had happened and Gṛtsamada getting angry at the immoral act committed by his mother cursed her and said "May you be a Kaṇṭaka tree". Mukundā also did not leave her son free. She cursed him thus "You will have a demon as your son". But Gṛtsamada went and did penance to propitiate Gaṇapati and got Brāhmaṇya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—A sage who called on the dying Bhiṣma. Ārṣeya pravara of Bhārgavas.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 9. 7; Matsya-purāṇa 155. 44-5.

1b) A son of Suhotra (Sutahotra) and father of Śunaka (Saunaka),1 a kṣatropetadvija.2

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 17. 3; Vāyu-purāṇa 92. 3-4; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 5.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 66. 87; 67. 4.
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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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[«previous next»] — Gritsamada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—Name of a Vedic Ṛiṣi and author of several hymns in Ṛgveda.

Derivable forms: gṛtsamadaḥ (गृत्समदः).

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

Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—[gṛtsa-mada] (the first part is a vedic word), m. The name of a Ṛṣi, Mahābhārata 13, 1314.

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

Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद).—[masculine] [Name] of a poet; [plural] his descendants.

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

1) Gṛtsamada (गृत्समद):—[=gṛtsa-mada] [from gṛtsa] m. Name of a son of Śaunaka of Bhṛgu’s family (formerly a son of Śuna-hotra [Su-hotra, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]] of the family of Aṅgiras, but by Indra’s will transferred to the Bhṛgu family; author of most of the hymns of [Ṛg-veda ii]), [Ṛgveda-anukramaṇikā; Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra xii, 10, 13; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra iii, 4, 2; Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Mahābhārata xiii; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] Gṛtsamada’s family, [Ṛg-veda ii, 4, 9; 19, 8; 39, 8; 41, 18.]

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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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