Candali, aka: Caṇḍālī, Cāṇḍālī; 4 Definition(s)


Candali means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chandali.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[Candali in Rasashastra glossaries]

Cāṇḍālī (चाण्डाली):—One of the sixty-four Divyauṣadhi, which are powerful drugs for solidifying mercury (rasa), according to Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara (chapter 9).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Rasashastra book cover
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Candali in Pali glossaries]

caṇḍālī : (f.) a caṇḍāla woman.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali book cover
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Candali in Marathi glossaries]

caṇḍāḷī (चंडाळी).—f (caṇḍāḷa) Mad or monstrous deeds; a fit of fury or rage; the vehement bellowing and wild frantic action of a child in a passion. v . 2 also caṇḍāḷīṇa f A female of the caṇḍāḷa caste. Hence A foul and disgusting, or a fierce, savage, and violent woman.

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cāṇḍāḷī (चांडाळी).—Better caṇḍāḷa &c.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

caṇḍāḷī (चंडाळी).—f Mad or monstrous deeds; a fit of fury or rage.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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