Bhanda, aka: Bhāṇḍa, Bhaṇḍa; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड) refers to “drums” (muraja) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 33. Accordingly, “Vajrekṣaṇa, Śaṅkukarṇa and Mahāgrāmaṇī are said to be gods of Murajas (drums). Mṛdaṅgas are so called because of being made of mṛt (earth), and they are called Bhāṇḍas because they bhramayati (move about). Murajas are so called because they are placed in an upright position (ūrdhvakaraṇa), and they are called Ātodya because of relating to todanā (striking).”.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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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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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Bhanda or Bhandu Thera.—A colleague of Ananda whom Kassapa reported to the Buddha at Veluvana for disputing with Abhinjaka, colleague of Anuruddha. The Buddha sent for the disputants and rebuked them for their contentiousness. They confessed their fault and were pardoned. S.ii.204f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Bhāṇḍa.—cf. bhaṇḍa (EI 5), a bale of goods. Note: bhāṇḍa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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bhaṇḍa : (nt.) good; wares; implements; articles.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Bhaṇḍa, (nt.) (cp. Epic Sk. bhāṇḍa) 1. stock in trade; collectively goods, wares, property, possessions, also “object" S. I, 43 (itthi bhaṇḍānaṃ uttamaṃ woman is the highest property), Nd2 38; J. III, 353 (yācita° object asked, =yāca); ThA. 288 (id.); Vism. 22.—bhaṇḍaṃ kiṇāti to buy goods VbhA. 165.—bhaṇḍaṃ vikkiṇati to sell goods J. I, 377 (+paṭibhaṇḍaṃ dāpeti to receive goods in return); vikkiṇiya-bh. goods for sale DhA. I, 390.—assāmika° ownerless goods, unclaimed property J. VI, 348; ābharaṇa° trinkets, jewelry J. III, 221; piya° best goods, treasure J. III, 279; bahu° having many goods, rich in possessions Vin. III, 138; KhA 241 (of a bhikkhu); vara° best property or belongings Vin. IV, 225.—2. implement, article, instrument Vin. II, 142, 143 (where 3 kinds are distinguished: of wood, copper, & of earthenware), 170 (id.); Dāvs. IV, 50 (turiya°).—In assa(hatthi°)—bhaṇḍa Vin. I, 85 sq. , the meaning “horse (elephant-) trader (or owner)" does not seem clear; should we read paṇḍakaCp. bhaṇḍa=paṇḍa under bhaṇḍati.

—āgāra store house, warehouse, only in der. —āgārika keeper of stores Vin. I, 284; II, 176; surveyor of the (royal) warehouses, royal treasurer (a higher court office: cp. Fick. Sociale Gliederung 101 sq.) J. III, 293; IV, 43; V, 117; Miln. 37; DA. I, 21; PvA. 2, 20. —āhāraka (trader) taking up goods DhA. IV, 60. (Page 497)

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

1) Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—n Commonly ābhaṇḍa.

bhaṇḍa (भंड).—m S An actor, a player, a stage-performer.

bhaṇḍa (भंड).—n (bhāṇḍa S) Exposure, public disgrace, subjection to general ridicule.

bhaṇḍa (भंड).—n (Commonly kubhāṇḍa) A slander or false ac- tōṇḍācēṃ bhaṇḍa karaṇēṃ To be scurrilous.

bhaṇḍa (भंड).—a (bhaḍa S root.) Quarrelsome: also contucusation. macious, refractory, unruly.

2) bhanda (भंद).—n Commonly bhadēṃ. 2 A term for a wildly playsome and troublesome child.

3) bhāṇḍa (भांड).—m (S) A caste or an individual of it. They are jesters, buffoons, mimes, mimickers, actors, imitators of the cries of birds and beasts &c.

bhāṇḍa (भांड).—n (S) A pot, pan, cup, dish, a culinary utensil or a vessel in general.

bhāṇḍa (भांड).—c bhāṇḍakhōra c bhāṇḍagā a bhāṇḍarā a (bhāṇḍaṇēṃ) Quarrelsome. Pr. bhāṇḍācyā gāṇḍīkhālūna jāvēṃ paṇa tōṇḍā- khālūna jāūṃ nayē.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

1) Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—m An actor. n Exposure. a Quarrelsome.

2) bhāṇḍa (भांड).—a Quarrelsome.

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

Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—[bhaṇḍ-ac]

1) A buffoon, jester, mime; त्रयो वेदस्य कर्तारो भण्डधूर्तपिशाचकाः (trayo vedasya kartāro bhaṇḍadhūrtapiśācakāḥ) Sarva. S.

2) Name of a mixed caste; cf. भड (bhaḍa).

-ṇḍam (pl.) Utensils, implements.

Derivable forms: bhaṇḍaḥ (भण्डः).

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Bhanda (भन्द).—

1) Prosperity; L. D. B.

2) Happiness; L. D. B.

Derivable forms: bhandam (भन्दम्).

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Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड).—[bhāṇḍ-ac bhaṇ-ḍa svārthe aṇ vā Tv.]

1) A vessel, pot, utensil (plate, dish, can &c.); ब्रह्मा येन कुलालवन्नि- यमितो ब्रह्माण्डभाण्डोदरे (brahmā yena kulālavanni- yamito brahmāṇḍabhāṇḍodare) Bh.2.95; नीलीभाण्डम् (nīlībhāṇḍam) 'an indigo-vat'; so क्षीरभाण्डम् (kṣīrabhāṇḍam) 'milk-pail'; सुरा,° मद्य° (surā,° madya°) &c.

2) A box, trunk, chest, case; क्षुरभाण्डम् (kṣurabhāṇḍam) Pt.1.

3) Any tool or instrument, an implement.

4) A musical instrument; वेणानां भाण्डवादनम् (veṇānāṃ bhāṇḍavādanam) Ms.1.49.

5) Goods, wares, merchandise, shop-keeper's stock; भाण्डपूर्णानि यानानि तार्यं दाप्यानि सारतः (bhāṇḍapūrṇāni yānāni tāryaṃ dāpyāni sārataḥ) Ms.8.45; मथुरागामीनि भाण्डानि (mathurāgāmīni bhāṇḍāni) Pt.1.

6) A bale of goods.

7) (Fig.) Any valued possession, treasure; शान्तं वा रघुनन्दने तदुभयं तत्पुत्रभाण्डं हि मे (śāntaṃ vā raghunandane tadubhayaṃ tatputrabhāṇḍaṃ hi me) U.4.24.

8) The bed of a river.

9) Trappings or harness of a horse; नानाङ्कचिह्नैर्नवहेमभाण्डैः (nānāṅkacihnairnavahemabhāṇḍaiḥ) Bu. Ch.2.4.

1) Buffoonery, mimicry (from bhaṇḍa).

11) An ornament in general; नानाविकृतसंस्थानं वाजिभाण्डपरि- च्छदम् । गजग्रैवेयकक्ष्याश्च रथभाण्डांश्च संस्कृतान् (nānāvikṛtasaṃsthānaṃ vājibhāṇḍapari- cchadam | gajagraiveyakakṣyāśca rathabhāṇḍāṃśca saṃskṛtān) || Rām.6.75.1.

12) Paraphernalia (upakaraṇajātam); आभिषेचनिकं भाण्डं कृत्वा (ābhiṣecanikaṃ bhāṇḍaṃ kṛtvā) Rām.2.19.31.

13) Capital (mūladhana); सोऽपि दृष्ट्वैव तं विप्रमायान्तं भाण्डजीवनः (so'pi dṛṣṭvaiva taṃ vipramāyāntaṃ bhāṇḍajīvanaḥ) Mb.12.261.46.

-ṇḍāḥ (m. pl.) Wares, merchandise.

Derivable forms: bhāṇḍam (भाण्डम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—nt. (related to AMg. bhaṇḍaga, defined gṛha, sthāna, Sheth and Ratnach.), hut, arbor: aśoka- bhaṇḍaṃ (so one ms.; Senart with v.l. °bhāṇḍaṃ) kārā- pitaṃ Mv ii.48.4; bhaṇḍa-mūle āsatha Mv ii.172.1, sit near the (pleasure-) arbor, and…āsanti 2; in both of these Senart em. bhāṇḍa° but mss. bhaṇḍa°.

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Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड).—n. of a nāga king: Mvy 3256. (In Mv ii.48.4; 172.1, 2 Senart bhāṇḍa, read bhaṇḍa, q.v.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—m.

(-ṇḍaḥ) A mime, a jester, a buffoon, an actor. E. bhaḍi to deride, &c. aff. ac .

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Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड).—n.

(-ṇḍaṃ) 1. Any vessel, a pot, a cup, a plate, &c. 2. Any musical instrument. 3. Any implement or utensil. 4. Capital, principal, 5. An ornament in general. 6. An ornament round a horse’s neck and breast. 7. The bed of a river, the space between its banks. 8. Mimickry, buffoonery, the practice of the Bhanda or professional jester. 9. A box, a case, &c. 10. A tool. 11. The stock of a shopkeeper, (hence any valued posses sion.) m.

(-ṇḍaḥ) A tree, (Hibiscus propulneoides.) m. plu. Mercandise. E. bhadi to be auspicious, aff. ac; or bhaṇ to sound, aff. ḍa, deriv. irr.; or bhaṇḍa a jester and aṇ aff.

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