Gunagana, Guṇagaṇa, Guna-gana: 12 definitions

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Gunagana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण) refers to a “series of good points”, according to Govinda Daivajña’s Pīyūṣadhārā (verse p.424), a commentary on Rāma Daivajña’s Muhūrtacintāmaṇi (AD 1600).—Accordingly, “How is that desired auspicious moment of time to be determined: in reply to this question, Kaśyapa spoke thus: In this manner, after considering all the good points [i.e., guṇagaṇa], and having chosen, with effort, the auspicious moment (lagna) according to the method taught by the Siddhāntas, the time of that auspicious moment should be calculated (prasādhayet). [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

guṇagaṇa : (m.) accumulation of good qualities.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

guṇagāna (गुणगान).—n (S) pop. guṇagāṇēṃ n Singing the virtues and excellencies of; eulogizing, laudation.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

guṇagāṇa (गुणगाण).—n pop. guṇa gāṇēṃ n Singing the virtues of, eulogizing, laudation.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण).—a number or series of good qualities; Bhāgavata 5.3.11.

Derivable forms: guṇagaṇaḥ (गुणगणः).

Guṇagaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guṇa and gaṇa (गण).

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Guṇagāna (गुणगान).—singing of merits, panegyric, praise.

Derivable forms: guṇagānam (गुणगानम्).

Guṇagāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guṇa and gāna (गान).

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

Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण).—m., also nt., reckoning, counting, cal- culation of virtues; avoidance of this is a merit: (na) kaścid °ṇo 'dhigataḥ Divyāvadāna 347.5, 9 (anenāhaṃ kuśala- mūlena…, in a praṇidhāna), 15 (kiṃcit…°ṇam adhigatam), 19 (id.).

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

Guṇagāna (गुणगान).—n.

(-naṃ) Panegyric, praise. E. guṇa, and gāna singing.

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

1) Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण):—[=guṇa-gaṇa] [from guṇa] m. a number or series of good qualities, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa v, 3, 11]

2) Guṇagāna (गुणगान):—[=guṇa-gāna] [from guṇa] n. praising the virtues of another, panegyric, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Guṇagāna (गुणगान):—[guṇa-gāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Panegyric.

[Sanskrit to German]

Gunagana 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

Guṇagāna (ಗುಣಗಾನ):—[noun] a praising, often exaggeratedly, of another’s quality, nature, character or distinctive features; eulogy.

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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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