Banda, aka: Baṇḍa; 3 Definition(s)

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India history and geogprahy

Banda is an archaeologically important site situated in Sagar district (Madhya Bharat), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Banda there is a Sanskrit inscription on a broken slab deposited in the Tahsil office. It mentions Mahārājakumāra Gautamadevavarman, his son Bhaiyā Māhārāyadevavarman, his son Mahārājakumāra Chaturbhujadevavarman and his son Bhaiyāsāhib Rāyadeva. It is dated Śaka 1612.

Source: What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)
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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

baṇḍa (बंड).—n ( P) Insurrection, sedition, rebellious commotion. 2 A band or body (of insurgents, banditti, marauders). 3 Hypocritical profession of sanctity and deadness to the world. 4 m An insurgent; a turbulent person; a rebel, rover, bandit. 5 A counterfeit pretender to the throne. 6 Applied freely to a refractory, perverse, and cross child.

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baṇḍā (बंडा).—m The root of a variety of aḷūṃ (Calladium). 2 A brickbat.

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banda (बंद).—m ( P) A piece of string or tape; any thing to tie with: also any tie or fastening; and fig. a bond, fetter, shackle. 2 A regulation, law, statute, rule. 3 Incarceration or confinement: also fig. restriction or limitation. 4 A joint or knuckle. 5 A fold (a breadth made by folding) of a sheet of Country paper. There are four; and the sheet doubled over (before or after these foldings) divides each into two varakha or leaves. Hence dubandī, tibandī, caubandī. 6 At cards. The lowest hukūma of a suit or a hand. bandākhālīṃ basaṇēṃ, sahastra bandākhālīṃ basaṇēṃ To be bound by the bonds or obligation (esp. of an oath or a promise). bharalyā bandānta or bandākhālīṃ basaṇēṃ To be consciously sitting under an inhabited roof: i.e. to vow or promise or affirm under a sense of obligation, and knowledge of exposure to some evil visitation on failure of performance or on lying. A phrase agreeing with hī kāḷī rātra jhālī or cālalī āhē; hā rāmapāharā āhē; bharalyā tinī sāñjā; sakāḷa- cyā pāharīṃ or pāhaṭacyā pāharīṃ; uṭhatāṅkṣaṇīṃ or ujēḍa- tāṅkṣaṇīṃ; maratī rātra jhālī; sūrya tapatō āhē; mī annāvara basalōṃ; mī khōṭēṃ bōlalōṃ tara anna sākṣa; raktācī āṇa; khōṭēṃ bōlaśīla tara jībha jhaḍēla; tumacē pāya sākṣa; and numerous others indicative both of the promptitude and of the superstitious fancifulness of appeal, by the Maraṭha people, to some sanction to their statements or ensuring authority to their promises. bharalyā bandānta or bandākhālīṃ (In or under a filled or tenanted house,) is used also in forbidding crying, quarreling &c.

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banda (बंद).—a ( P) Stopped or blocked up--a road, a passage: stopped--a work, a person.

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bandā (बंदा).—m ( P) A male offspring of one's slavegirl. 2 fig. A person bound by favors and kindnesses.

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bandā (बंदा).—a ( P) Unbroken into smaller coin, unchanged, whole--a mohur, rupee, half-rupee &c. 2 Determinate, definite, settled, stated--service, duties, stipend.

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bāṇḍa (बांड).—a Shrunken or diminutive from blight--a grain of gram or the pulses, also a crop. 2 Stout, lusty, strapping--a person. With or without taraṇā preceding. 3 Coarse and rough--a garment or cloth. 4 Commonly baṇḍa or baṇḍyā q. v. Seditious &c.

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bāṇḍa (बांड).—m A lugaḍēṃ of a coarse and low-priced kind. 2 The style of flowers and plants. 3 A stalk of immature or uneared corn (esp. of jōndhaḷā or bājarī) blasted: also a stalk of which the ear has been eaten or cropped. 4 f n A field or crop of such blasted or eaten corn. 5 m The writing copy of scholars.

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bāṇḍā (बांडा).—a Of a white, black, or red ground with stripes or streaks of another color--a bullock, cow, dog &c., and sometimes used of cloths. 2 Commonly baṇḍa or baṇḍyā.

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bānda (बांद).—m (Properly bāndha) A dam, mound, mole. v ghāla.

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bāndā (बांदा).—m (Better vandā) A slave.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

baṇḍa (बंड).—a Insurrection, sedition. A band or body &c. of insurgents. Hypocritical profession of sanctity. m An insur- gent; a rebel. A refractory and cross child.

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banda (बंद).—m A piece of string or tape. A regulation. Restriction. A joint. A fold (a breadth made by folding) of a sheet of paper. bandākhālīṃ basaṇēṃ, sahastra bandākhālīṃ basaṇēṃ To be bound by obliga- tion. bharalyā bandānta or bandākhālī basaṇēṃ To be consciously sitting under an inha- bited roof: i. e. to vow or affirm under a sense of obligation. bharalyā bandānta or bandākhālīṃ is used also in for- bidding crying, quarrelling &c.

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banda (बंद).—a Stopped, blocked up.

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bandā (बंदा).—m A male offspring of one's slave- girl. A person bound by favours and kindness.

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bandā (बंदा).—a Unbroken into smaller coin un- changed, whole. Determinate, defi- nite, settled.

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bāṇḍa (बांड).—m lugaḍēṃ of a coarse kind. a Stout; coarse and rough.

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bāṇḍā (बांडा).—a Of a white, black or red ground with stripes of another colour.

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bānda (बांद).—A dam bāndabandastī A comprehensive term for dams, hedges and fences of a field.

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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