Bhanda, Bhāṇḍa, Bhaṇḍa: 16 definitions
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
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).”.
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).
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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.
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).
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
bhaṇḍa : (nt.) good; wares; implements; articles.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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 paṇḍaka? Cp. bhaṇḍa=paṇḍa under bhaṇḍati.
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
1) Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—m An actor. n Exposure. a Quarrelsome.
2) bhāṇḍa (भांड).—a Quarrelsome.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—nt. (related to AMg. bhaṇḍaga, defined gṛha, sthāna, [Paia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo] and [Ardha-Māgadhī Dictionary]), hut, arbor: aśoka- bhaṇḍaṃ (so one ms.; Senart with v.l. °bhāṇḍaṃ) kārā- pitaṃ Mahāvastu ii.48.4; bhaṇḍa-mūle āsatha Mahāvastu 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).—name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3256. (In Mahāvastu ii.48.4; 172.1, 2 Senart bhāṇḍa, read bhaṇḍa, q.v.)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇḍaḥ) A mime, a jester, a buffoon, an actor. E. bhaḍi to deride, &c. aff. ac .
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(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड).—n. 1. Any vessel, a pot, a cup, [Pañcatantra] 96, 18; [Hitopadeśa] 85, 14. 2. Any implement or utensil, [Sāvitryupākhyāna] 3, 1. 3. The capital, principal of a merchant. 4. Goods, wares, [Pañcatantra] 7, 17 (deśa-antara-bhāṇḍa-ānayana, n. Exporting wares to foreign countries), i. [distich] 19. 5. An ornament, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड).—[masculine] jester, buffoon, a cert. mixed caste.
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Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड).—[neuter] vessel, pot, dish, chest, trunk; implement or utensil, [especially] musical instrument; horse-trappings, harness, ornament i.[grammar]; wares, merchandise.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड):—[from bhaṇḍ] m. a jester, buffoon, mime (also as Name of a [particular] mixed caste), [Purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
2) Bhaṇḍā (भण्डा):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] f. See śveta-bh
3) Bhaṇḍa (भण्ड):—[from bhaṇḍ] n. = bhaṇḍa
4) [v.s. ...] [plural] utensils, implements, [Āpastamba]
5) Bhāṇḍa (भाण्ड):—m. (√bhaṇḍ?) Thespesia Populneoides (= gardabhāṇḍa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) n. (ifc. f(ā). ) any vessel, pot, dish, pail, vat, box, case, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
7) any implement, tool, instrument, [ib.]
8) horse-trappings, harness, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]
9) any ornament, [ib.]
10) a musical instrument (cf. -vādana)
11) n. goods, wares, merchandise (also m. [plural]), [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.
12) n. capital, [Kathāsaritsāgara]
13) treasure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
14) the bed of a river, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
15) ([from] bhaṇḍa) mimicry, buffoonery, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. putraand bhrātṛ-bh).
16) Bhānda (भान्द):—n. Name of an Upa-purāṇa, [Catalogue(s)] ([probably] [wrong reading] for skānda).
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Starts with (+51): Bhanda-adhyaksha, Bhanda-bhrita-vahitra, Bhandabhajaka, Bhandabhanda, Bhandabharaka, Bhandadhurtanishacara, Bhandadishti, Bhandaga, Bhandagama, Bhandagama Vagga, Bhandagara, Bhandagara Amacca, Bhandagara-adhikrita, Bhandagara-prathama, Bhandagara-sena, Bhandagari, Bhandagarika, Bhandagopaka, Bhandaharaka, Bhandahasini.
Ends with (+64): Abhanda, Abhandakubhanda, Agnibhanda, Akarabhanda, Alamkarabhanda, Ashokabhanda, Assabhanda, Bahubhaṇda, Bhagnabhanda, Bhandabhanda, Bhikshabhanda, Bhinnabhanda, Bhojanabhanda, Bhratribhanda, Bolabhanda, Dadhibhanda, Darubhanda, Gandhabhanda, Garabhanda, Garbhanda.
Full-text (+321): Sarabhanda, Bhandapushpa, Kshurabhanda, Mridbhanda, Bhandagara, Mahabhanda, Bhandika, Bhandagarika, Bhandavadana, Shronibhandika, Bhandashala, Pakabhanda, Bhandahasini, Homabhanda, Bhandaputa, Lauhabhanda, Snehabhanda, Bhandu, Vadyabhanda, Bhandi.
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