Bhandika, Bhaṇḍikā, Bhāṇḍika, Bhāṇḍikā: 8 definitions

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Bhandika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An eminent Thera, well versed in the four Nikayas (catunikayika). He was evidently an esteemed Commentator. See, e.g., SA.i.17.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaṇḍikā : (f.) a bundle or parcel.

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

Bhaṇḍikā, (f.) (fr. bhaṇḍaka, in collect. sense) collection of goods, heap, bundle; bhaṇḍikaṃ karoti to make into a heap J. III, 221, 437; or bhaṇḍikaṃ bandhati to tie into a bundle DhA. II, 254; VvA. 187. sahassa° a heap of 1, 000 kahāpaṇas J. II, 424; III, 60; IV, 2.—Note. bhaṇḍika is v. l. at J. III, 41 for gaṇḍikā. (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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇḍikā (भण्डिका).—Rubia Munjista (Mar. maṃjiṣṭhā); भण्डीपुष्पनिकाशेन (bhaṇḍīpuṣpanikāśena) (anuliptaḥ) Mb.6.97.21.

See also (synonyms): bhaṇḍī, bhaṇḍīla.

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Bhāṇḍika (भाण्डिक).—A barber.

Derivable forms: bhāṇḍikaḥ (भाण्डिकः).

See also (synonyms): bhāṇḍila.

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Bhāṇḍikā (भाण्डिका).—An implement, a tool, utensil.

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

Bhaṇḍikā (भण्डिका).—(also bhāṇḍikā, q.v.; in meaning 1 = Sanskrit bhāṇḍaka, Pali bhaṇḍaka; Pali bhaṇḍikā is defined heap, bundle), (1) implement: karmāra-bha° Mahāvyutpatti 9049; ayaskāra- bha° (so mss., ed. em. °bhā°) Divyāvadāna 521.25; (2) in cīvara- bhaṇḍikā Mahāvyutpatti 9378, app. pocket or fold in a monk's robe, for carrying things; so one Tibetan rendering, chos gos kyi (of a robe) snod (receptacle, holder), and Chin. receptacle for holding (apparently for holding the robe!?); another Tibetan rendering substitutes for snod the word rin, which usually means price, value.

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Bhāṇḍikā (भाण्डिका).—(= bhaṇḍikā, q.v.), implement: parivrā-jaka-bhā° Jātakamālā 144.10. (In Divyāvadāna 521.25 read bhaṇḍikā with mss.)

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

Bhāṇḍika (भाण्डिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A musician, one especially who is to waken the prince or chief in the morning by vocal or instrumental music. E. bhāṇḍa a vessel, (an instrument,) and ṭhak aff.

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

Bhāṇḍika (भाण्डिक).—i. e. bhāṇḍa + ika, m. A musician.

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

1) Bhaṇḍikā (भण्डिका):—[from bhaṇḍaka > bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] f. Rubia Munjista, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Bhāṇḍikā (भाण्डिका):—[from bhāṇḍaka > bhāṇḍa] a f. an implement, tool, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of plant (See kāla-bh).

4) Bhāṇḍika (भाण्डिक):—[from bhāṇḍa] m. a barber, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Bhāṇḍikā (भाण्डिका):—[from bhāṇḍika > bhāṇḍa] b f. an instrument (?), [Divyāvadāna]

6) Bhāṇḍīka (भाण्डीक):—[from bhāṇḍa] m. a kind of bird, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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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. 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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