Gurukara, Gurukāra, Guru-kara: 6 definitions


Gurukara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Gurukāra (गुरुकार) refers to “respect”, as defined in the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XLVI.—Accordingly, “Kong-king (Gurukāra ‘respect’).—Being humble and fearful is kong; esteeming their knowledge and virtues is king”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gurukāra (गुरुकार).—worship, adoration.

Derivable forms: gurukāraḥ (गुरुकारः).

Gurukāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guru and kāra (कार).

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

Gurukāra (गुरुकार):—[=guru-kāra] [from guru] m. worship, adoration, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Gurukāra (गुरुकार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Garua, Garuā, Garuāā.

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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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