Gudakesa, Gudakeśha, Guḍākeśa, Gudakesha: 16 definitions

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Gudakesa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit terms Gudakeśha and Guḍākeśa can be transliterated into English as Gudakesha or Gudakeshha or Gudakesa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश) refers to “a name for Arjuna meaning ‘conqueror of ignorance’”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश).—Another name of Arjuna. He got the name because he conquered sleep. (Śloka 8, Chapter 138, Ādi Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश) or Guḍākeśatā refers to “thick hair” and represents the seventy-sixth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., guḍā-keśa). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IV.2.15) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Guḍākeśa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश) or Guḍākeśatā refers to “thick hair” and represents the seventy-sixth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., guḍā-keśa). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Vaniquotes: Hinduism

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश) or Guḍākeśatā refers to “thick hair” and represents the seventy-sixth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., guḍā-keśa). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश) or Guḍākeśatā refers to “thick hair” and represents the seventy-sixth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., guḍā-keśa). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश).—(Thick-haired)

1) An epithet of Arjuna; मम देहे गुडाकेश यच्चान्यद् द्रष्टुमर्हसि (mama dehe guḍākeśa yaccānyad draṣṭumarhasi) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 11.7. (and in several other places of the Gītā.)

2) An epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: guḍākeśaḥ (गुडाकेशः).

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

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. A name of Siva. 2. A title of Arjuna. E. guḍā Euphorbia, and keśa the hair; the hair forming matted locks, resembling in shape the leaves of the Euphorbia: again, guḍikā sloth, and īśa paramount; subduing indolence.

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

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश).—i. e. guḍa-keśa, with lengthened final of the first part, m. A surname of Arjuna, Mahābhārata 3, 1905.

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

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Arjuna.

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

1) Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश):—[=guḍā-keśa] [from guḍa] m. ‘thick-haired’, the hero Arjuna, [Mahābhārata iii, iv, xii; Bhagavad-gītā; Bhāgavata-purāṇa i]

2) [v.s. ...] Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Guḍākeśa (गुडाकेश):—[guḍā-keśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. Shiva; Arjuna.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gudakesa in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Guḍākēśa (ಗುಡಾಕೇಶ):—

1) [noun] he who has a thick growth of hair.

2) [noun] Křṣṇa.

3) [noun] Arjuna, the hero in the epic Mahābhārata.

4) [noun] Śiva.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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