Bhandira, Bhaṇḍira, Bhaṇḍīra, Bhāṇḍīra, Bhamdira: 12 definitions


Bhandira means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhandira in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhāṇḍīra (भाण्डीर).—An ancient forest. It was in this forest situated in Aṃbāḍi that Śri Kṛṣṇa with his cowherd chums conducted his childhood exploits. There was a very huge tree of name Bhāṇḍīra in this forest and it was under this great tree that Kṛṣṇa and his friends met daily for their play. This forest is on the northern bank of Gaṅgā in front of Keśighaṭṭa in Vṛndāvana. The Purāṇas proclaim that it was here that Brahmā conducted the marriage of Kṛṣṇa with Rādhā. (Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva, Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Mahābhārata).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Bhandira in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Bhāṇḍīra (भाण्डीर) was a soldier in Sunītha and Sūryaprabha’s army whose strength is considered as equaling a double-power warrior (dviguṇaratha), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 47. Accordingly, as the Asura Maya explained the arrangement of warriors in Sunītha’s army: “... [Bhāṇḍīra, and others], these are all warriors of double power”.

The story of Bhāṇḍīra was narrated by the Vidyādhara king Vajraprabha to prince Naravāhanadatta in order to relate how “Sūryaprabha, being a man, obtain of old time the sovereignty over the Vidyādharas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Bhāṇḍīra, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bhaṇḍīra (भण्डीर), in Hindi and Sanskrit, 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). Together with the names Bhaṇḍīra and Taṇḍulīya, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaṇḍira (भण्डिर) or Bhaṇḍīra (भण्डीर).—The Śirīṣa tree.

Derivable forms: bhaṇḍiraḥ (भण्डिरः), bhaṇḍīraḥ (भण्डीरः).

See also (synonyms): bhaṇḍila.

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Bhaṇḍīra (भण्डीर).—The Vaṭa tree (Mar. vaḍa); Rām.3.75.24.

Derivable forms: bhaṇḍīraḥ (भण्डीरः).

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Bhāṇḍīra (भाण्डीर).—The Indian fig-tree.

Derivable forms: bhāṇḍīraḥ (भाण्डीरः).

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

Bhaṇḍira (भण्डिर).—m.

(-raḥ) A tree, (Mimosa sirisha.) f. (-rī) Maddar. E. See bhaṇḍila bhaṇḍīrī, &c.

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Bhāṇḍīra (भाण्डीर).—m.

(-raḥ) The Indian fig-tree. E. bhāṇḍa a vessel, īr to bring, aff. ka; referable perhaps to the legend that describes the infant Krishna, taking his meals under a tree of this kind in the woods of Brindabana.

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

1) Bhaṇḍira (भण्डिर):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] m. Acacia Sirissa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Bhaṇḍīra (भण्डीर):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] m. Ficus Indica, [Rāmāyaṇa] ([Bombay edition]) [Scholiast or Commentator]

3) [v.s. ...] Amaranthus Polygonoides or Acacia Sirissa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a lofty Nyagrodha tree upon the Go-vardhana mountain, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] bāṇḍ)

5) Bhāṇḍīra (भाण्डीर):—[from bhāṇḍa] m. Name of a lofty Nyag-rodha tree on Go-vardhana in Vṛndā-vana, [Harivaṃśa; Gīta-govinda]

6) [v.s. ...] of a Dānava, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

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

1) Bhaṇḍira (भण्डिर):—(raḥ) 1. m. A tree (Mimosa sirisha). f. () Madder.

2) Bhāṇḍīra (भाण्डीर):—(raḥ) 1. m. The Indian fig-tree.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhaṇḍīra (भण्डीर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhaṃḍīra.

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Bhandira 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Bhaṃḍīra (भंडीर) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhaṇḍīra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaṃḍīra (ಭಂಡೀರ):—

1) [noun] the tree Ficus benghalensis ( = F.indica) of Moraceae family; a banyan tree.

2) [noun] the plant Rubia cordifolia ( = R.munjista) of Rubiaceae family, with petals fused to form a funnel-shaped corolla; Indian madder.

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Bhāṃḍīra (ಭಾಂಡೀರ):—

1) [noun] the ficus tree Ficus benghalensis ( = F. indica) of Moraceae family; the banyan tree.

2) [noun] the one of the several vernacular, non-Saṃskřta, old Indic languages used in ancient India.

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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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