Belabhandara, Bēlabhaṇḍāra, Belabhaṇḍāra: 2 definitions

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Belabhandara means something in 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.

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

bēlabhaṇḍāra (बेलभंडार).—m (bēla & bhaṇḍāra. The leaves of the Bel-tree and the turmeric powder that are on an idol.) A form of oath or solemn appeal to the Deity. It consists in taking off the bēlabhaṇḍāra from an idol, and swearing by them. v kāḍha, ucala. 2 An agreement or a promise ratified by this oath.

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

bēlabhaṇḍāra (बेलभंडार).—m A particular form of oath.

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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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