Dandiya, Daṇḍiyā: 2 definitions


Dandiya means something in the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Dance: Classical Dance: Folk

Dāndiyā is an energetic, vibrant folk dance originating in the state of Gujarat. The dancers use polished sticks. It represents a mock fight between the goddess Durgā and the mighty demon-king Mahiṣāsura.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

daṇḍiyā (दंडिया).—m ( H) A dhōtara or lagaḍēṃ between twelve and fifteen cubits long. 2 A petty officer of the bazar or market, a sort of Beadle or constable.

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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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