Gurjara, Gūrjara: 9 definitions

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Gurjara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Gurjara (गुर्जर) refers to an ancient country which should be shunned, according to the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—It looks upon Kurukṣetra, Matsya, Pāñcāla and Surasena as holy countries where Dharma is practiced. It advises people to shun Aṅga, Vaṅga, Kaliṅga, Surāṣṭra, Gurjara, Ābhira, Kauṅkaṇa, Draviḍa, Dakṣiṇāpatha, Āndhra and Magadha.—(cf. verses 17.54-59)  Thus it appears that this Purāṇa was written somewhere about the north-western part of northern India.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gurjara (गुर्जर).—m (S) The district, Gujarat. 2 An inhabitant of it.

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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

Gurjara (गुर्जर) or Gūrjara (गूर्जर).—

1) The district of Gujarath.

2) An inhabitant of Gujarath; तेषां मार्गे परिचयवशादर्जितं गुर्जराणां यः संतापं शिथिलमकरोत् सोमनाथं विलोक्य (teṣāṃ mārge paricayavaśādarjitaṃ gurjarāṇāṃ yaḥ saṃtāpaṃ śithilamakarot somanāthaṃ vilokya) Vikr.18.97.

-rī Name of a Rāgiṇī.

Derivable forms: gurjaraḥ (गुर्जरः), gūrjaraḥ (गूर्जरः).

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

Gurjara (गुर्जर).—m. The name of a country, Guzarat, [Pañcatantra] 229, 2.

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

Gurjara (गुर्जर).—[masculine] [feminine] the district of Guzerat.

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

Gurjara (गुर्जर):—m. (cf. gūrj) the district Gurjara or Gujarat, [Pañcatantra iv, 9 (14), 0/1; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc. ([plural] the people of Gujarat, [Horace H. Wilson])

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Gurjara 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

Gurjara (ಗುರ್ಜರ):—

1) [noun] a state in the western part of India, with Gandhinagar as its capital.

2) [noun] a man of, from or primarily belonging to that state.

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Gūrjara (ಗೂರ್ಜರ):—

1) [noun] the state Gujarat in the western part of India, with Gandhinagar as its capital.

2) [noun] a man of, from or primarily belonging to that state.

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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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