Guda, aka: Guḍa, Guḍā; 11 Definition(s)


Guda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

1) Guḍa (गुड, “globe, ball”) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to “Molasses”, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā. Molasses (commonly known as ‘black treacle’) is a by-product created during the refinement of sugarcane into sugar.

2) Guḍa (गुड) refers to the “Jaggery”, a type of cane sugar traditionally obtained from the concentrated juice of a Sugarcane or a Palm. The term is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

3) Guda (गुद) is the name of a specific marma (vital points) of the human body, according to the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya-saṃhitā. When affected severely, these marmas causes death. The commonly accepted number of marmas in the human body, as described in the Suśruta-saṃhita, is 107 divided into 5 categories: the muscular, vascular, ligament, bone and joints.

The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya-saṃhitā by Vāgbhaṭa is a classical Sanskrit treatise dealing with Āyurveda dating from the 6th-century. Together with the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhita, it is considered one of the three main Indian medical classics

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Guḍa (गुड) refers to “jaggery”, as defined in the Śivapurāṇa 1.15. Accordingly, “a charitable gift given to a needy person yields the utmost benefit. If it is given after entreaties it yields only half the benefit. [...] Gift of jaggery (guḍa-dāna) yields sweet food”.

Source: Siva Purana - English Translation

Guḍa (गुड).—With ghee for piṇḍa at Gaya.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 105. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

Guḍa (गुड, “molasses”) refers to one of the ten classifications of food (āhāra), also known as vikṛtis, according to the 12th century Yogaśāstra (verse 3.130) by Hemacandra.

Source: Jaina Yoga
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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 geogprahy

Guḍa.—cf. a-lavaṇa-guḍa-kṣobha (IE 8-5); sugar, the pro- duction of which was the monopoly of the king or landlord. Note: guḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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

Pali-English dictionary

guda : (nt.) the anus.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

guḍa (गुड).—m S Raw sugar, inspissated juice of the sugarcane.

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guda (गुद).—n (S) gudadvāra n (S) The anus.

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gūḍa (गूड) [or ढ, ḍha].—n Sometimes the word bājarīcēṃ or jōndhaḷyācēṃ or gavhācēṃ is prefixed, and designates the corn accordingly. Sheaves or bundles (of jōndhaḷā, sajagurāṃ, wheat &c.) with the ear.

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gūda (गूद).—m Prickly itching and burning (in the system). v yē, suṭa. 2 fig. Vehemence, ardor, force (as of a disease, of rain &c.)

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

guḍa (गुड).—m Raw sugar, inspissated juice of the sugarcane.

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guda (गुद).—n The anus.

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

Guḍa (गुड).—a. Thick; मुखं मुकुन्दस्य गुडालकावृतम् (mukhaṃ mukundasya guḍālakāvṛtam) Bhāg.1.38.9. cf. गुडाकेशः (guḍākeśaḥ).

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Guḍa (गुड).—

1) Treacle, molasses; गुडधानाः (guḍadhānāḥ) Sk.; गुडौदनः (guḍaudanaḥ) Y.1. 34; गुडद्वितीयां हरीतकीं भक्षयेत् (guḍadvitīyāṃ harītakīṃ bhakṣayet) Suśr.

2) A globe, ball; साग्निः सगुडशृङ्गिका (sāgniḥ saguḍaśṛṅgikā) Mb.3.15.8.

3) A ball for playing with.

4) A mouthful, bit.

5) An elephant's armour.

6) The cotton tree.

7) A pill; Śāraṅgdhara 13.1.

Derivable forms: guḍaḥ (गुडः).

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Guḍā (गुडा).—

1) The cotton plant.

2) A pill.

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Guda (गुद).—The anus; intestine; rectum; आन्त्रेभ्यस्ते गुदाभ्यो वनिष्ठोर्हृदयादधि (āntrebhyaste gudābhyo vaniṣṭhorhṛdayādadhi) Rv.1.163.3; Y.3.93; Ms.5.136; 8.262.

-dā The anus; vein (nāḍī); सिन्धवो द्रुगुदा (sindhavo drugudā) Bṛ. Up.1.1.1.

Derivable forms: gudam (गुदम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guḍa (गुड).—mfn.

(-ḍaḥ-ḍā-ḍaṃ) Round, globular, m.

(-ḍaḥ) 1. A globe or ball. 2. Treacle, molasses, the first thickening of the juice of the cane by boiling. 3. Anelephant's trappings or armour. 4. A mouthful. f.

(-ḍā) 1. A plant, (Euphorbia tirucalla:) see snuhī 2. Powder, pounded substance. E. guṅ to sound, affix ḍa.

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Guda (गुद).—n.

(-daṃ) The anus. E. gud to play, affix ka.

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