Gudhavarcas, Gūḍhavarcas, Gudha-varcas: 5 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Gudhavarchas.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Gūḍhavarcas (गूढवर्चस्) refers to one “whose splendour is mystically hidden”, and is used to describe Śiva, in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.15. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] On arrival there, after paying respects to the lord [Śiva] with great excitement we lauded Him with various hymns with palms joined in reverence. The Devas said: [...] O lord, Thou art impenetrable to the wicked sense-organs; worldly lords cannot reach. Thee who art beyond all paths; Obeisance to Thee whose splendour is mystically hidden (Gūḍhavarcas) and who art always engaged in the uplift of the devotees”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Gudhavarcas in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gūḍhavarcas (गूढवर्चस्).—m.

1) 'a concealed witness', one placed to overhear secretly what has been said by the defendant.

2) a frog. -a. of concealed glory; तल्लक्षणज्ञा अपि गूढवर्चसम् (tallakṣaṇajñā api gūḍhavarcasam) Bhāg. 1.19.28.

Gūḍhavarcas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gūḍha and varcas (वर्चस्).

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

1) Gūḍhavarcas (गूढवर्चस्):—[=gūḍha-varcas] [from gūḍha > guh] mfn. = ḍhārcis, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa i, 19, 28]

2) [v.s. ...] m. ‘concealing its feces’, a frog, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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