Bhandari, Bhaṇḍārī: 3 definitions



Bhandari 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

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Bhaṇḍāri (भण्डारि).—Another important office, in the administration was treasury. The treasury was incharge of bhaṇḍāri and treasury department, is called bhaṇḍāgāra. Manasollasa calls the office as bhaṇḍāgāra, according to which bhaṇḍāri should have a knowledge of goods to be taken into the treasury and must be conversant with the accounts.

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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhaṇḍārī (भंडारी).—f A recess in a wall (generally provided with shutters and boards) for a cupboard; an inner blind window. 2 A bag (as used by the devotees of khaṇḍōbā) for turmeric-powder.

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bhaṇḍārī (भंडारी).—m The keeper of a bhaṇḍāra, a treasurer.

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bhaṇḍārī (भंडारी).—m A class of Shudras or an individual of it. They extract spirituous liquors from the Cocoanut-tree &c.

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

bhaṇḍārī (भंडारी).—m A treasurer. A class of Shudras. A bag (as used by the devotees of khaṇḍōbā) for turmeric powder.

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bhāṇḍārī (भांडारी).—a A treasurer.

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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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