Bhandi, Bhamdi, Bhaṇḍī, Bhaṇḍi, Bhāṇḍi, Bhāṇḍī: 17 definitions


Bhandi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Bhaṇḍī (भण्डी) is a Sanskrit word referring Albizia lebbeck (lebbeck), a plant species in the Fabaceae family. Certain plant parts of Bhaṇḍī are eaten as a vegetable (śāka), according to Caraka in his Carakasaṃhitā sūtrasthāna (chapter 27), a classical Ayurvedic work. The plant is therefore part of the Śākavarga group of medicinal plants, referring to the “group of vegetables/pot-herbs”. Caraka defined such groups (vargas) based on the dietic value of the plant. In India and Pakistan, the tree is used to produce timber.

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Bhandi [भाण्डि] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Centella asiatica (L.) Urb. from the Apiaceae (Carrot) family having the following synonyms: Centella hirtella, Hydrocotyle asiatica, Hydrocotyle reniformis. For the possible medicinal usage of bhandi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bhaṇḍī in the Hindi language is another name for Taṇḍulīya, a medicinal plant identified with Amaranthus spinosus Linn. or “spiny amaranth” from the Amaranthaceae family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.73-75 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Other than the Hindi word Bhaṇḍī, there are more synonyms identified for this plant among which fourteen are in Sanskrit.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhāṇḍī (भाण्डी) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.93.21) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhāṇḍī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaṇḍi : (aor. of bhaṇḍati) quarrelled.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Bhaṇḍi, (?) a certain plant or flower J. V, 420. Reading uncertain. (Page 497)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhaṇḍī (भंडी).—f A term at the pastime of antyākṣarī. A case of conquest or winning; an instance of victory achieved or of superiority imposed; a triumph over (i. e. an uttering of a shlok baffling the antagonist). v lāva, caḍhava, kara, lāga, caḍha, hō g. of s.

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

bhaṇḍī (भंडी).—f A term for the pastime of antyākṣarī.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇḍi (भण्डि) or Bhaṇḍī (भण्डी).—f. [bhaṇḍ-i] A wave.

Derivable forms: bhaṇḍiḥ (भण्डिः).

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Bhaṇḍī (भण्डी).—Rubia Munjista (Mar. maṃjiṣṭhā); भण्डीपुष्पनिकाशेन (bhaṇḍīpuṣpanikāśena) (anuliptaḥ) Mb.6.97.21.

See also (synonyms): bhaṇḍikā, bhaṇḍīla.

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Bhāṇḍi (भाण्डि).—f. A razor-case.

Derivable forms: bhāṇḍiḥ (भाण्डिः).

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

Bhaṇḍi (भण्डि).—f. (-ṇḍiḥ-ṇḍī) 1. A plant, from the wood of which a red dye is prepared; Bengal maddar, (Rubia manjith, Rox.) 2. A wave. E. bhaḍi to be auspicious, &c. aff. in; also with kan added bhaṇḍikā; also bhaṇḍirī and bhaṇḍīrī .

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Bhāṇḍi (भाण्डि).—f.

(-ṇḍiḥ) A razor-case.

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

Bhaṇḍi (भण्डि).—bhaṇḍī, f. 1. A wave. 2. A plant, Rubia manjith Roxb.

Bhaṇḍi can also be spelled as Bhaṇḍī (भण्डी).

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

Bhaṇḍi (भण्डि).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

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

1) Bhaṇḍī (भण्डी):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] a f. See below

2) Bhaṇḍi (भण्डि):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] m. Name of a minister of Śrī-harṣa, [Harṣacarita]

3) [v.s. ...] f. a wave, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. bhṛṇḍi)

4) Bhaṇḍī (भण्डी):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] b f. Rubia Munjista, [Caraka]

5) Bhāṇḍī (भाण्डी):—[from bhāṇḍa] f. a species of plant, [Suśruta] (perhaps = bhaṇḍī, Rubia Munjista, or Hydrocotyle Asiatica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

6) Bhāṇḍi (भाण्डि):—[from bhāṇḍa] a razor-case [gana] chāttry-ādi.

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

Bhaṇḍi (भण्डि):—(ṇḍiḥ) 2. f. Madder; a wave.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhandi 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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaṃḍi (ಭಂಡಿ):—

1) [noun] a vehicle, usu. having two wheels, drawn by animals, used for carrying goods.

2) [noun] a light, two-wheeled vehicle for one or two persons, drawn by a horse or horses; a chariot.

3) [noun] a vehicle in general.

4) [noun] a wheel.

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Bhaṃḍi (ಭಂಡಿ):—[noun] a shameless, impudent girl or woman.

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Bhāṃḍi (ಭಾಂಡಿ):—[noun] = ಭಾಂಡೆ [bhamde].

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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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