Bandhujana, Bandhu-jana, Bamdhujana: 11 definitions


Bandhujana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bandhujana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Bandhujana (बन्धुजन) refers to the “members of the family”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.7.—Accordingly, after the Goddess (Umā/Śivā) incarnated as Pārvatī by becoming the daughter of Menā:—“[...] In an auspicious hour, in the company of the sages, Himavat named his daughter Kālī and assigned other pleasing names to her. [...] The child was fondly attached to every member of the family [i.e., bandhujana], Hence the kinsmen called her Pārvatī, a name befitting her family. The girl had all the qualities of good conduct and behaviour. Afterwards when Kālī wanted to perform a penance she was forbidden by her mother who said—“O, no (Umā). Hence O sage, the sweetfaced lady came to be called Umā in the world. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

bandhujana (बंधुजन).—m (S) A brother or a kinsman. 2 pl Kinsfolk, clansmen, brethren.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

bandhujana (बंधुजन).—m A brother or a kinsman.

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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»] — Bandhujana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bandhujana (बन्धुजन).—

1) a relative, kinsman.

2) kindred, kinsmen taken collectively.

Derivable forms: bandhujanaḥ (बन्धुजनः).

Bandhujana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bandhu and jana (जन).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bandhujana (बन्धुजन).—m.

(-naḥ) A relation, a friend. E. bandhu, and jana a person.

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

Bandhujana (बन्धुजन).—[masculine] kinsman or kinsfolk; friend(s).

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

1) Bandhujana (बन्धुजन):—[=bandhu-jana] [from bandhu > bandh] m. a kinsman, friend, [Bhartṛhari]

2) [v.s. ...] kinsfolk, relations, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Bandhujana (बन्धुजन):—[bandhu-jana] (naḥ) 1. m. A friend.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bandhujana 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»] — Bandhujana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baṃdhujana (ಬಂಧುಜನ):—[noun] collectively, one’s relations.

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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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