Bhinda, Bhiṇḍa, Bhiṇḍā, Bhimda, Bhiṃḍā: 11 definitions


Bhinda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. 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)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Bhiṇḍa (भिण्ड) refers to the name of a Weapon mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.19.3). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Bhiṇḍa) 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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Bhiṇḍa (भिण्ड) is another name for Bheṇḍā, a medicinal plant identified with Hibiscus esculentus Linn., synonym of Abelmoschus esculentus (in English ‘Gumbo’ or ‘ladies’ fingers’) from the Malvaceae or “mallows” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.157-158 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Bhiṇḍa and Bheṇḍā, there are a total of eleven 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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Bhinda in India is the name of a plant defined with Abelmoschus esculentus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Hibiscus longifolius Willd. (among others).

2) Bhinda is also identified with Abelmoschus moschatus It has the synonym Hibiscus collinsianus Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray (etc.).

3) Bhinda is also identified with Colebrookea oppositifolia It has the synonym Sussodia oppositifolia Buch.-Ham. (etc.).

4) Bhinda is also identified with Garcinia indica.

5) Bhinda is also identified with Hibiscus esculentus It has the synonym Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1979)
· Ewé: the use of plants in Yoruba society. (1995)
· Prodromus Stirpium in Horto ad Chapel Allerton vigentium (1796)
· Flora Deutschlands ed. 2 (1894)
· Botanical Cabinet (1820)
· Flora de Veracruz (1992)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Bhinda, for example extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, chemical composition, side effects, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhiṇḍa (भिंड).—n A body, band, troop, company.

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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

Bhiṇḍa (भिण्ड) or Bhiṇḍā (भिण्डा).—Abelmoschus Esculentus (Mar. bheṃḍā); एरण्डभिण्डार्कनलैः प्रभूतैरपि संचितैः । दारुकृत्यं यथा नास्ति तथैवाज्ञैः प्रयोजनम् (eraṇḍabhiṇḍārkanalaiḥ prabhūtairapi saṃcitaiḥ | dārukṛtyaṃ yathā nāsti tathaivājñaiḥ prayojanam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.96.

Derivable forms: bhiṇḍaḥ (भिण्डः).

See also (synonyms): bhiṇḍaka.

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

Bhiṇḍa (भिण्ड).—[I.] m. A shrub. Ii. f. , A kind of shrub (ŚKd.), [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 106.

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

Bhiṇḍa (भिण्ड):—m. (or f(ā). , [Pañcatantra]) Abelmoschus Esculentus.

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

Bhiṇḍā (भिण्डा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bheṃḍī.

[Sanskrit to German]

Bhinda 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

Bhiṃda (भिंद) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Bhid.

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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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