Gulmaka: 2 definitions


Gulmaka means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gulmaka (गुल्मक).—The uncle of Guṇāḍhya. Guṇāḍhya is the author of the famous book 'Bṛhatkathā'. In the city of Supratiṣṭhita there was a brahmin named Somaśarmā who had three children, namely, Vatsa, Gulmaka and Śrutārtha. Guṇāḍhya was the son of Śrutārtha (Taraṅga 6, Kathāpiṭhalaṃbaka, Kathāsaritsāgara).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gulmaka (गुल्मक).—(1) (compare Pali maccha-gumba, a lot of fish; AMg. gumma = samūha, Ratnach.), bunch: LV 72.6 (prose) māyā devī tṛṇa-gulmakam api dharaṇitalād ut- kṣipya. In the verse equivalent 75.1 tṛṇasya tūli; (2) (= Sanskrit gulma) division of an army: MSV i.95.20.

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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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