Balacandra, Bala-candra, Balacamdra: 9 definitions

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Balacandra 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Balachandra.

India history and geography

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Balacandra or Balachandra is the name of a Jain ascetic, mentioned in the “Herle stone inscription of Gaṇḍarāditya”. Tribhuvanachandra and Nāgacandra-Sāiddhāntika. They were evidently the sadharmas of Bālacandra. Accordingly, “The world incessantly praises the ascetics Tribhuvanachandra, Nagachandra-Saiddhantika and the excellent ascetic Balachandra, who is eulogised by the wise”.

This stone inscription (mentioning Balachandra) was found at Herle, a village, about 11.25 km. west of Hātakaṇangale in the Kolhāpur District. It records the grant of one matter of land in Eḍenāḍa and a garden to the Tīrthaṅkara Chandraprabha in the Basadi. It was made on the occasion of a lunar eclipse in Śaka 1040, when the cyclic year was Vilambi.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Balacandra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bālacandra (बालचंद्र).—m (S) A term for the moon until the fifth or sixth day of her age.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Balacandra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bālacandra (बालचन्द्र).—m.

1) the young or waxing moon; इह जगति महोत्सवस्य हेतुर्नयनवतामुदियाय बालचन्द्रः (iha jagati mahotsavasya heturnayanavatāmudiyāya bālacandraḥ) Māl.2.1.

2) a cavity of a particular shape; Mk.3.13.

Derivable forms: bālacandraḥ (बालचन्द्रः).

Bālacandra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bāla and candra (चन्द्र). See also (synonyms): bālacandramas.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bālacandra (बालचन्द्र).—[masculine] the young or waxing moon.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Bālacandra (बालचन्द्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Haribhaktibhāskarodaya. Oudh. Xxii, 118. In Rgb. 742 the author is called Bālakṛṣṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Bālacandra (बालचन्द्र):—[=bāla-candra] [from bāla] m. the young or waxing moon (also dra-mas), [Kāvya literature]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a cavity of a [particular] shape (made in a wall), [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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Balacandra in German

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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 (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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Balacandra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bālacaṃdra (ಬಾಲಚಂದ್ರ):—[noun] the crescent moon, esp. as seen on the second day after the newmoon-day.

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Bāḷacaṃdra (ಬಾಳಚಂದ್ರ):—[noun] the crescent moon, esp. as seen on the second day after the newmoon-day.

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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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