Badari, aka: Badarī, Bādari; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Badari (बदरि).—Āśrama at, sacred to Nara-Nārāyaṇa in Gandhamādana; the place where Hari is said to perform tapas for the welfare of the world; visited by Kṛṣṇa; as directed by Kṛṣṇa on the eve of his departure to Heaven, Uddhava made it his abode;1 Kakudmi spent the evening of his life at that place.2 See Badrikā. Here Mucukunda performed tapas meditating on Hari.3 See Badariyāśrama. A tīrtha sacred to Ūrvaśī;4 sacred to the Pitṛs;5 āśrama where Mitra and Varuṇa performed penance.6

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 4. 4, 22, 32; VII. 11. 6; X. 66[13]; XI. 4. 7; 29. 41, 47; XII. 9. 7; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 25. 67; Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 37. 34.
  • 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 3. 36
  • 3) Ib. X. 52. 4.
  • 4) Matsya-purāṇa 13. 49.
  • 5) Ib. 22. 73.
  • 6) Ib. 201. 24.

2) Badarī (बदरी).—The name of the dvīpa where Bādarāyaṇa was born.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 14. 16.

3) Bādari (बादरि).—Syāma Parāśara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 201. 37.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Badarī (बदरी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.32.3, III.174.11) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Badarī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Bādari (बादरि) is the Sanskrit name of one of Bharata’s sons, mentioned in the Nāṭyaśāstra 1.26-33. His name can also be spelled Bādira. After Brahmā created the Nāṭyaveda (nāṭyaśāstra), he ordered Bharata to teach the science to his (one hundred) sons. Bharata thus learned the Nāṭyaveda from Brahmā, and then made his sons study and learn its proper application. After their study, Bharata assigned his sons (eg., Bādari) various roles suitable to them.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Badarī (बदरी).—A celebrated place of pilgrimage near the source of the Ganges, the Bhadrinath of modern travellers .—Monier Williams, s.v.

Source: Natya Shastra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Badarī (बदरी) is another name for Kapikacchu, a medicinal plant identified with Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean or cowhage or cowitch) from the Fabaceae or “bean family” of flowering plants, according to verse 3.50-53 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The third chapter (guḍūcyādi-varga) of this book contains climbers and creepers (vīrudh). Together with the names Badarī and Kapikacchu, there are a total of twenty-six Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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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.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Badarī (बदरी)—Sanskrit word for the plant “jujube tree” (Zizyphus jujuba).

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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badarī : (f.) the jujube tree.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Badarī, (f.) (cp. Sk. badarī) the jujube tree J. II, 260. (Page 481)

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

badarī (बदरी).—f (S) Jujube-tree, Zizyphus Jujuba or scandens.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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

Badari (बदरि).—f. The jujube tree.

Derivable forms: badariḥ (बदरिः).

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Badarī (बदरी).—

1) The jujube tree; see बादरायण (bādarāyaṇa).

2) = बदरिका (badarikā) (2) above.

3) The cotton shrub.

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Bādari (बादरि).—Name of a philosopher.

Derivable forms: bādariḥ (बादरिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Badari (बदरि).—m.

(-riḥ) The jujube: see badara. E. badd to be firm, aff. ari .

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Badarī (बदरी).—f.

(-rīḥ) 1. The jujube tree. 2. A name of one of the sources of the Ganges and the hermitage of Nara and Narayana. E. badara, ṅīṣ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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