Anda, aka: Aṇḍa; 7 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana

Aṇḍa (अण्ड).—* Sūta, the disciple of Vyāsa said to the Munis at the Naimiśāraṇya about the creation of the Universe: In the beginning in the heavy universal darkness, the first seed of life (aṇḍa) appeared. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 1, Verse 28).

*) AṆḌA. The primal seed (Aṇḍa=egg or seed) from which everything was born.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Aṇḍa (अण्ड).—The egg shaped universe; the vyakta-rūpa of Viṣṇu described. See also puruṣa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 2. 54-60.

1b) Beyond Āloka. Here are the seven continents and earth surrounded by a sea of clouds.1 The golden egglike aṇḍa emerges from Īśvara's seed and attains yoni (prakṛti), the latter being the embodiment of Nārāyaṇa, in a period of a thousand years. It became heaven and earth, ākāśa being in the middle.2 The outside is covered with waters ten times the aṇḍa— covered by tejas,—successively covered by vāyu, by ākāśa, this by bhūtādi; that by mahat and that in turn by avyakta each ten times the mass of its predecessor. These are the seven prakṛtis. avyakta is kṣetra and Brahmā ksetrajña.3 Brahmā born of.4 Like the moon in kumbha rāśi at the commencement of the śukla pakṣa; there are several aṇḍas, each covered by seven characteristics of prakṛti.5

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 1. 43f; II. 19. 154-5, 160; 21. 24; III. 59. 27; IV. 2. 230-1.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 2. 29-32; 247. 43; 248. 1.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 1. 50-52; 4. 82-9; 101. 227; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa I. 3. 26.
  • 4) Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 122.
  • 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 147-51.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pali-English dictionary

aṇḍa : (nt.) 1. an egg; 2. the testicles.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Aṇḍa, (nt.) (Etym. unknown. Cp. Sk. aṇḍa) 1. an egg Vin.III, 3; S.II, 258; M.I, 104; A.IV, 125 sq. — 2. (pl.) the testicles Vin.III, 106. — 3. (in camm°) a water-bag J.I, 249 (see Morris J. P. T. S. 1884, 69).

—kosa shell of eggs Vin.III, 3 = M.I, 104; A.IV, 126, 176. —cheda(ka) one who castrates, a gelder J.IV, 364, 366. —ja 1. born from eggs S.III, 241 (of snakes); M.I, 73; J.II, 53 =.V, 85; Miln.267. — 2. a bird J..V, 189. —bhārin bearing his testicles S.II, 258 = Vin.III, 100. —sambhava the product of an egg, i. e. a bird Th.1, 599. —hāraka one who takes or exstirpates the testicles M.I, 383. (Page 17)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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

aṇḍa (अंड).—n (S) A testicle. 2 The musk bag regarded as the scrotum of the deer. 3 S An egg. See the derivative aṇḍēṃ. aṇḍa kāḍhaṇēṃ g. of o. To castrate or geld. aṇḍa khāja- viṇēṃ or aṇḍākhālīṃ khājaviṇēṃ g. of o. To court with exceeding servility and meanness. aṇḍa gāḷa- ṇēṃ To fail or miscarry; to fall short of one's vauntings. 2 To recede fearfully. aṇḍa brahmāṇḍāsa or kapāḷīṃ jāṇēṃ g. of s. To be in utter consternation and dismay. aṇḍa mhaṇajē umbaraphaḷa mhaṇaṇēṃ To be extraordinarily ignorant or unintelligent. aṇḍācēṃ nivaṇēṃ karuna basaṇēṃ or aṇḍāvara aṇḍa ghālūna basaṇēṃ To sit in complacent indolence or idleness. aṇḍāvara mūta gaḷaṇēṃ or paḍaṇēṃ g. of s. To be reduced to extreme debility and helplessness: also fig. to be contemptibly impotent or incompetent. aṇḍāsa yēṇēṃ To become heavy and infirm (from age &c.) aṇḍāsa lōṇī lāvaṇēṃ To cajole or wheedle; to delude by flattering. dusaṛyācyā aṇḍānēṃ viñcū māraṇēṃ To employ a person in one's own matters recklessly of his ruin or damage.

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āṇḍa (आंड).—See under अ.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṇḍa (अंड).—n A testicle. An egg. aṇḍāsa lōṇī lāvaṇēṃ Cajole or wheedle, flatter.

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āṇḍa (आंड).—m A testicle.

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

Aṇḍa (अण्ड).—[amanti saṃprayogaṃ yānti anane; am-ḍa Uṇ.1. 111]

1) The testicles.

2) The scrotum.

3) An egg; oft. used with reference to the world as having sprung from the primordial, egg of Brahman; शब्दैरनेकैरशनिप्ररूढै- र्भिन्दन्निवाणुम् (śabdairanekairaśaniprarūḍhai- rbhindannivāṇum) Rām.5.54.33. ब्रह्माण्डच्छत्रदण्डः (brahmāṇḍacchatradaṇḍaḥ) Dk.1.

4) The musk bag.

5) semen virile.

6) Name of Śiva.

Derivable forms: aṇḍaḥ (अण्डः), aṇḍam (अण्डम्).

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Anda (अन्द).—Binding.

Derivable forms: andaḥ (अन्दः).

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Āṇḍa (आण्ड).—a. [aṇḍe bhavaḥ aṇ] Born from an egg (as a bird).

-ḍaḥ An epithet of Hiraṇyagarbha or Brahmā.

-ḍam 1 A multitude of eggs, brood.

2) Scrotum.

-ḍau (Ved.) The testicles. क्रोधो वृक्कौ मन्युराण्डौ प्रजा शेपः (krodho vṛkkau manyurāṇḍau prajā śepaḥ) Av.9.7.13.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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