Gurukula, Guru-kula: 5 definitions
Gurukula 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: eJournal of Indian Medicine: Memoirs of Vaidyas (3)
Gurukula literally means ‘house of a teacher’ and denote a traditional educational system on which students stay with the teacher at the place where the teacher lives and learn from him.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Dharmashastra (religious law)Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Education: Systems & Practices
Gurukula (गुरुकुल) refers to “centres of learning around great teachers (Guru)” and forms part of the ancient Indian education system, which aimed at both the inner and the outer dimension of a person. Education in India started in the village itself in the home and in the temples. From there the aspiring student moved to gurukulas, centres of learning around great teachers and from there the aspiring scholar went to vihāras and universities. After that, the best of them became teachers-in fact parivrājakas who walked around the country village to village, promoting lokasaṃgraha, general welfare, by imparting right values and jñana.
Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Gurukula (गुरुकुल).—the residence of a Guru (gurugṛha), academy; वसन् गुरुकुले नित्यं नित्यम- ध्ययने रतः (vasan gurukule nityaṃ nityama- dhyayane rataḥ) Mb.9.4.3; आवृत्तानां गुरुकुलाद्विप्राणां पूजको भवेत् (āvṛttānāṃ gurukulādviprāṇāṃ pūjako bhavet) Ms.7.82.
Derivable forms: gurukulam (गुरुकुलम्).
Gurukula is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms guru and kula (कुल).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gurukula (गुरुकुल).—[neuter] the teacher’s house; vāsa [masculine] the living in it, scholarship.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Gurukula (गुरुकुल):—[=guru-kula] [from guru] n. the house of a Guru, [Mahābhārata i, [chapter] 3; Pāṇini 2-1, 42], [vArttika], [Patañjali]
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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A study of the philosophy of Jainism (by Deepa Baruah)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
Settlement in Early Historic Ganga Plain (by Chirantani Das)
Part 5 - Pre-Buddhist education and corporate character < [Chapter III - Nālandā: Evidence for rise and progress of the settlement]
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Introduction < [Volume 3.4 - Pilgrim’s progress: with Paravai]
Chapter 2 - The cult of Atiyars (Adiyars) < [Volume 4.1.2 - The conception of Paramanaiye Paduvar]
Chapter 1 - Nature Mysticism < [Volume 4.2.1 - Philosophy of Nature]
Shri Gaudiya Kanthahara (by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati)