Gulmagandhika, Gulma-gandhika, Gulmagandhikā: 1 definition

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Gulmagandhika means something in the history of ancient India. 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.

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Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Gulmagandhikā (गुल्मगन्धिका) or Goṣāṭapuñjaka is a place-name classified as a grāma and mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Gulmagandhikā is the name of a village. Gulma means “a cluster of trees” and gandhikā means “having the smell of”. The whole will literally mean “a place which is full of a cluster of trees having smell”. We may conjecture that the village originally possessed a few shrubs or small trees which produced fragrance.

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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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