Gudhaja, Gūḍhaja, Gudha-ja: 8 definitions
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Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Shodhganga: The Vyavaharadhyaya of the Yajnavalkyasmriti
Gūḍhaja (गूढज) refers to one of the twelve types of sons (putra) defined in the Vyavahārādhyāya of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti verse 2.128-132.—The son secretly born of a married woman in her husband’s house is considered a Gūḍhaja son, meaning son of a concealed birth. According to the Mitākṣarā, in case of such kind of son even if it is not ascertained who the father is, but he must belong to the same varṇa.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gūḍhaja (गूढज).—one of the 12 kinds of sons in Hindu-law; he is a son born secretly of a woman, when her husband is absent, the real father being unknown; गृहे प्रच्छन्न उत्पन्नो गूढजस्तु सुतः स्मृतः (gṛhe pracchanna utpanno gūḍhajastu sutaḥ smṛtaḥ) Y.2.129; Ms.9.159,17.
Derivable forms: gūḍhajaḥ (गूढजः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-jaḥ) The son of a concealed birth; born privately of a woman whose husband is absent, the real father being unknown; this is one of the twelve forms particularized in Hindu law. E. gūḍha hidden, and ja born; also compound with puttra a son, gūḍhajaputtra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gūḍhaja (गूढज).—[adjective] secretly born.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gūḍhaja (गूढज):—[=gūḍha-ja] [from gūḍha > guh] mfn. (= gūḍhotpanna) born privately (a son born during the absence of the husband, the real father being unknown; one of the 12 forms particularised in Hindū law, the child belonging to the husband of the disloyal wife), [, ii, 129.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Gūḍhaja (गूढज):—Adj. insgeheim geboren (Sohn).
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 9.170 < [Section XXIII - The Twelve Kinds of Sons defined]
Verse 9.172 < [Section XXIII - The Twelve Kinds of Sons defined]
Verse 9.180 < [Section XXIII - The Twelve Kinds of Sons defined]
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)