Baddha, aka: Baddhā; 10 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Baddha (बद्ध).—(saṃsāra is bandhana); hence called so.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 102. 76.
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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Baddhā (बद्धा) refers to a one of the thirty-two cārīs, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 11. The Baddhā-cārī is classified as a bhaumī, or “earthly”, of which there are sixteen in total. The term cārī  refers to a “dance-step” and refers to the simultaneous movement of the feet (pāda), shanks (jaṅghā) and the hip (ūru). From these cārīs proceed dance as well as movements in general.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Baddhā (बद्धा).—A type of earthly (bhaumī) dance-step (cārī);—Instructions: the sideways movement of the thighs when the two shanks are crossed.

Source: archive.org: 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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baddha : (pp. of bandhati) bound; trapped; fastened; combined; put together.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Baddha, 2 (nt.) (fr. bandhati) a leather strap, a thong Vin. I, 287 (T. bandha perhaps right, cp. ābandhana 3); PvA. 127. (Page 481)

2) Baddha, 1 (pp. of bandhati) 1. bound, in bondage M. I, 275; S. I, 133; IV, 91; Sn. 957 (interpreted as “baddhacara" by Nd1 464); Dh. 324.—2. snared, trapped J. II, 153; III, 184; IV, 251, 414.—3. made firm, settled, fastened, bound (to a cert. place) KhA 60 (°pitta, opp. abaddha°).—4. contracted, acquired Vin. III, 96.—5. bound to, addicted or attached to Sn. 773 (bhavasāta°, cp. Nd1 30).—6. put together, kneaded, made into cakes (of meal) J. III, 343; V, 46; VI, 524.—7. bound together, linked, clustered DhA. I, 304 kaṇṇika° (of thoughts).—9. set, made up (of the mind) DhA. I, 11 (mānasaṃ te b.). ‹-› Cp. ati°, anu°, a°, ni°, paṭi°, vini°, sam°.—añjalika keeping the hands reverently extended Dāvs III, 30.—rāva the cry of the bound (or trapped) J. IV, 279, 415 (v. l. bandhana°).—vera having contracted an enmity, hostile, bearing a grudge DhA. I, 324. (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

baddha (बद्ध).—p (S) Bound, fastened, tied.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baddha (बद्ध).—p Bound, fastened, tied.

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

Baddha (बद्ध).—p. p. [bandh-karmaṇi kta]

1) Bound, tied, fastened.

2) Chained, fettered.

3) Captured, caught.

4) Confined, imprisoned.

5) Put or girt on.

6) Restrained, suppressed, withheld.

7) Formed, built; शरबद्धमिवाभाति द्वितीयं भास्वदम्बरम् (śarabaddhamivābhāti dvitīyaṃ bhāsvadambaram)Rām.6.17.24.

8) Cherished, entertained.

9) Combined, united.

1) Firmly rooted, firm.

11) Shut, stopped, closed.

12) Inlaid, studded.

13) Composed (as verses).

14) Formed, contracted; असूत सा नागवधूपभोग्यं मैनाकमम्भोनिधिबद्धसख्यम् (asūta sā nāgavadhūpabhogyaṃ mainākamambhonidhibaddhasakhyam) Ku.1.2.

15) Manifested, displayed.

16) Entangled, involved.

17) Congealed, clotted (as blood.)

18) Effected, caused, formed, produced; बद्धं जालकम् (baddhaṃ jālakam) Ś.1.29;2.6; U.6.17; Māl.3.7.

19) Possessed, preserved; बद्धं सन्तं मन्यते लब्धमर्थम् (baddhaṃ santaṃ manyate labdhamartham) Mb.5.92.23.

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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