Kandu, aka: Kaṇḍu, Kaṇḍū; 10 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Kaṇḍu (कण्डु).—A great sage of ancient Bhārata. He was the father of Māriṣā (Vārkṣī) wife of the Pracetas. Birth of Māriṣā. Māriṣā, daughter of Kaṇḍu, took her birth from a tree. There is an interesting story about this in Viṣṇu Purāṇa. (See full article at Story of Kaṇḍu from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Kaṇḍu (कण्डु).—A sage engaged in austerities on the banks of the Gomatī; had a daughter through Pramlocā who abandoned the child in the midst of trees and departed. Soma nourished it with nectar, and trees looked after her as their baby. To get rid of the sin Kaṇḍu entered the temple of Puruṣottama and meditated on Keśava.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 30. 13-14; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 11-54.

1b) A pupil of Lāṅgali.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 48.

1c) A Lāṅgala.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 43.

2) Kaṇḍū (कण्डू).—Father of thousand snakes, moveable and immoveable having a number of heads, and flying in the air and having different names.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 68.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

Kaṇḍū (कण्डू):—A Sanskrit technical term translating to “itching sensation”, and is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Kaṇḍū is a symptom (rūpa) considered to be due to involvement of kapha-doṣa (aggravated kapha).

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Kaṇḍu (itching) is a Sanskrit term used in Ayurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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kaṇḍu : (f.) itch.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kaṇḍu, 1 (f.) (perhaps from *kanad to bite, scratch; cp. Sk. kandara, Gr. knadaλlw to bite, knw/dwn, knw/dalon, etc., Sk. kaṇḍu m. & f. ) the itch, itching, itchy feeling, desire to scratch Vin. I, 202, 296; J. V. 198; Vism. 345. kaṇḍuṃ karoti to make or cause to itch J. V, 198; vineti to allay the itch, to scratch J. V, 199. -(fig.) worldly attachment, irritation caused by the lusts, in “kaṇḍuṃ saṃhanti” (as result of jhāna) A. IV, 437.

—uppala a kind of lotus-blossom Dāvs. IV, 48; —paṭicchādi an “itch-cloth, ” i.e. a covering allowed to the bhikkhus when suffering from itch or other cutaneous disease Vin. I, 296, 297; IV, 171, 172. —rogin (adj.) suffering from the itch Khus 105. (Page 179)

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Kaṇḍu°, 2 (=kaṇḍa in compn) an arrow-shot (as measure), in sahassa-kaṇḍu sata-bheṇḍu Th. 1, 164=J. II, 334 (but the latter: sata-bhedo), expld at Th. 1, 164n by sahassakaṇḍo sahassa (sata?)—bhūmako, and at J. II, 334 by sahassa-kaṇḍubbedho ti pāsādo satabhūmiko ahosi; in preceding lines the expression used is “sahassa-kaṇḍagamanaṃ uccaṃ. ” (Page 179)

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

kaṇḍū (कंडू).—f m (S) The itch. 2 The quality (as of certain vegetables) of occasioning an itching on being touched or eaten. 3 fig. An itching (as for fight &c.); an impulse of ardor or emulation: also mettle, playsomeness, inordinate liveliness. Ex. ghōḍyālā nagāṛyākhālīṃ ghālā mhaṇajē tyācī kaṇḍū jirēla.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaṇḍū (कंडू).—m The itch; the quality (as of certain vegetables) of occasioning an itching on being touched. An itching (as for fight).

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇḍu (कण्डु).—m., f.,

-kaṇḍūḥ f.

1) Scratching.

2) Itching, itching sensation; कपोलकण्डूः करिभिर्विनेतुम् (kapolakaṇḍūḥ karibhirvinetum) Ku.1.9; Śānti. 4.17.

Derivable forms: kaṇḍuḥ (कण्डुः).

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Kandu (कन्दु).—m., f. [Uṇ.1.14] A boiler, oven.

Derivable forms: kanduḥ (कन्दुः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṇḍu (कण्डु).—f.

(-ṇḍuḥ) 1. The itch, itching. 2. Scratching: see kaṇḍū.

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Kaṇḍū (कण्डू).—n. (ña) kaṇḍūñ Sautra root, (kaṇḍūyati-te) 1. To itch. 2. To scratch.

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Kaṇḍū (कण्डू).—f.

(-ṇḍūḥ) 1. The itch, itching. 2. Scratching. E. kaṇḍūñ to itch, affix kvip; also with the final short, kaṇḍu.

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Kandu (कन्दु).—mfn. (-nduḥ-nduḥ-ndu) 1. A boiler, a saucepan or other cooking utensil of iron. 2. An oven or vessel serving for one. E. skanda to go, u Unadi affix, and the initial sa rejected.

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