Bhandu, Bhaṇḍu, Bhamdu: 7 definitions


Bhandu 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

1) Bhandu Thera or Bhanda.—A colleague of Ananda whom Kassapa reported to the Buddha at Veluvana for disputing with Abhinjaka, colleague of Anuruddha. The Buddha sent for the disputants and rebuked them for their contentiousness. They confessed their fault and were pardoned. S.ii.204f.

2) Bhandu or Bhanduka. An Anagami upasaka, son of a sister of Devi, and therefore cousin of Mahinda and Sanghamitta. He accompanied Mahinda to Ceylon, and was ordained, on the day of their arrival, at Ambatthala. He attained arahantship immediately after. Mhv.xiii.16, 18; xiv.29, 31f.; Dpv.xii.26, 39, 62, 63.

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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

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

Bhaṇḍu, (adj.) (etym. uncertain, dialectical or=paṇḍu?) bald-headed, close shaven Vin. I, 71 (°kamma shaving), 76 (kammāra°); J. III, 22; VI, 538 (+tittira); Miln. 11, 128. (Page 497)

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhaṇḍu : (m.) a person who is shaven.

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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 dictionary

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

Bhaṇḍu (भण्डु):—[from bhaṇḍa > bhaṇḍ] [gana] suvāstv-ādi.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhandu 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

Bhaṃḍu (ಭಂಡು):—[adjective] not proper and fitting; unseemly; morally offensive; obscene; indecent.

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Bhaṃḍu (ಭಂಡು):—

1) [noun] the state of being inulsted or derided; insult; derision.

2) [noun] a deed, work or job by doing of which one becomes petty, contemptible.

3) [noun] a false claim, show; insincere or dishonest behaviour for cheating others; pretentiousness.

4) [noun] ಭಂಡಾಗು [bhamdagu] bhaṇdāgu to become shameless; to behave indecently or impudently; ಭಂಡುಮಾಡು [bhamdumadu] bhaṇḍu māḍu to laugh at in contempt or scorn; to ridicule; to deride.

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Bhāṃḍu (ಭಾಂಡು):—[noun] (dial.) a kind of cheap, cotton sari (sire, a garment worn by Indian women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder).

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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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