Gandi, Gaṇḍī, Gaṇḍi, Gāṇḍī, Gāndī: 8 definitions


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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Gaṇḍī (गण्डी) is the name of a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Gaṇḍa forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Medinīcakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the medinīcakra refers to one of the three divisions of the dharma-puṭa (‘dharma layer’), situated in the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs [viz., Gaṇḍī] and Vīras are yellow in color; the shapes of their faces are in accordance with their names; they have four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gaṇḍī : (f.) a gong; the executioner's block. (adj.), having boils.

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

Gaṇḍī, (f.) (=gaṇḍikā in meaning 1; prob.=Sk. ghaṇṭā in meaning 2)—1. a shaft or stalk, used as a bar J.I, 237.—2. a gong DhA.I, 291 (gaṇḍiṃ paharati to beat the g.); II, 54, 244; gaṇḍiṃ ākoṭetvā KhA 251. Cp. AvS.I, 258, 264, 272; II, 87, 95 & Divy 335, 336. Also in gaṇḍisaññā “sign with the gong” J.IV, 306.—3. the executioner’s block (=gaṇḍikā or gaṇṭhikā) J.III, 41. (Page 241)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

gaṇḍī (गंडी).—f Commonly giṇḍī. A metal water-vessel.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gaṇḍi (गण्डि).—

1) The trunk of a tree from the root to the beginning of the branches.

2) Goitre.

Derivable forms: gaṇḍiḥ (गण्डिः).

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Gāṇḍī (गाण्डी).—A rhinoceros.

-gāṇḍīmaya a. made of गाण्डी (gāṇḍī), as the bow of Arjuna; एष गाण्डीमयश्चापो लोकसंहारसंभृतः (eṣa gāṇḍīmayaścāpo lokasaṃhārasaṃbhṛtaḥ) Mb.5.98.19.

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Gāndī (गान्दी).—The mother of Akṛūra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gaṇḍi (गण्डि).—only Divy 335.13 °ḍir, n. sg., usually gaṇḍī, q.v., gong.

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Gaṇḍī (गण्डी).—(= Pali id.; compare gaṇḍi, °ḍikā), gong; very often with a form of ākoṭayati, q.v.: Mvy 9155; gaṇḍy ākoṭitā Divy 336.11; 337.9 (compare gaṇḍir āk° 335.13); Av i.258.9; 272.1, etc.; in ii.87.2 read with ms. gaṇḍī-m- ākoṭyatām, compare Kv 36.17 na ca tvayā dharma-gaṇḍī-m- ākoṭyamānā śrutā (fig., the gong of the dharma); esp. as a sign of meal-time, gaṇḍī-kāle Av i.264.8; gaṇḍī-deśanā- kāle Av ii.95.1, app. at the time of the manifestation of the gong, i.e. at dinner-time, see Speyer's note; in Av i.258.1 and ii.10.8 is printed instead of this gaṇḍī-deśa-kāle, but Speyer on ii.95.1 would emend deśa to deśanā, probably rightly.

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

Gaṇḍi (गण्डि).—m.

(-ṇḍiḥ) 1. Goitre or Bronchocele. 2. The trunk of a tree. E. gaṇḍi to affect the cheek, &c. Unadi affix in.

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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. 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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