Bhandika, aka: Bhaṇḍikā, Bhāṇḍika, Bhāṇḍikā; 5 Definition(s)


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)

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

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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bhaṇḍikā : (f.) a bundle or parcel.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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