Badami, Bādāmi: 5 definitions



Badami means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (1): Early and Classical Architecture

Badami.—Rock-cut caves of different parts of India developed variations depending upon the nature of the rock into which they were carved. Badami (ancient Vātāpi), in Karnataka, the capital of the Cālukyan dynasty is home to a number of such cave temples of sandstone belonging to the 6th century. They are mostly for Hindu deities and one is a Jaina cave temple.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geography

Source: Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal

Bādāmi Calukyas.—The glory of Karnāṭaka begins, practically, with the rise of the western Calukya, mostly known as Bādāmi Calukya kings. The Calukya kings of Bādāmi ruled over a vast empire of Karnāṭaka whose boundaries were delimited by Godāvarī in the north and Kāveri in the south. Many inscriptions make an allusion to the kings of this dynasty as descended from Ayodhyā and some later epigraphs say that they came from the north. That means they belonged to the family of Rāma, hero of the famous epic Rāmāyaṇa.

It is clear from this inscription, that by Śaka 465 that is by A.D. 543 Bādāmi became the principal capital of Calukya kings and a fort was built atop on the hill. The fort can be visited even to-day. Bādāmi was known in the local language as Vātāpi, although Ptolemy mentions it as Badaimio. Bādāmi is the vernacular form of Vātāpi in Sanskrit.

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Painting: A Survey (h)

Badami (caves) is an archaeologically important site containing ancient Indian mural paintings.—Very little survives in the 6th-century Western Calukyan cave temples, but the stamp of Ajanta remains unmistakeable.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baḍamī (बडमी) [or बडंमी, baḍammī].—f P A small stack (as of grass, kaḍabā, plants of karaḍaī &c.)

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bādāmī (बादामी).—a ( P) Relating to almonds; of almond-flavor, almond-color, almond-shape &c., amygdaline.

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bādāmī (बादामी) [or बादाम, bādāma].—f The almond-tree.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Badāmi (ಬದಾಮಿ):—

1) [noun] the tree Prunus amygdalus ( = P. communis) of Rosaceae family; common almond tree.

2) [noun] the nutlike kernel of the fruit; almond.

3) [noun] the tree Terminalia catapa of Bombretaceae family.

4) [noun] the nutlike kernel of the fruit; country almond.

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Bādami (ಬಾದಮಿ):—[noun] = ಬಾದುಬ್ಬೆ [badubbe].

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Bādāmi (ಬಾದಾಮಿ):—[noun] a town located between two rocky hills in Bijāpura District of Karnāṭaka, known earlier as Vātāpi and known for its cave temples, was the capital of Cālukya dynasty during sixth and seventh centuries A.D.

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Bādāmi (ಬಾದಾಮಿ):—

1) [noun] the tree Terminalia catapa of Combretaceae family; Indian almond tree.

2) [noun] its nut.

3) [noun] the tree Prunus amygdalus ( = P. communis) of Rosaceae family; almond tree 4) its edible, nutlike kernel; almond.

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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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