Karandi, Karaṇḍī, Karaṇḍi, Karamdi: 9 definitions


Karandi 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)

Karaṇḍi refers to a “ladle”, representing one of the several “attributes” (āyudha) or “accessories” of a detiy commonly seen depicted in Hindu iconography, defined according to texts dealing with śilpa (arts and crafs), known as śilpaśāstras.—The śilpa texts have classified the various accessories under the broad heading of āyudha or karuvi (implement), including even flowers, animals, and musical instruments. Some of the work tools held in the hands of deities are, for example, Karaṇḍi.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Karandi in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Abutilon pannosum (G.Forst.) Schltdl. from the Malvaceae (Mallow) family having the following synonyms: Sida pannosa, Abutilon muticum, Abutilon glaucum. For the possible medicinal usage of karandi, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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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) Karandi in India is the name of a plant defined with Abutilon glaucum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Sida glauca Cav. (among others).

2) Karandi is also identified with Abutilon guineense It has the synonym Abutilon indicum var. guineense (Schumach. (etc.).

3) Karandi is also identified with Abutilon indicum It has the synonym Sida populifolia Lam. (etc.).

4) Karandi is also identified with Carissa carandas It has the synonym Damnacanthus esquirolii H. Lév. (etc.).

5) Karandi is also identified with Schrebera swietenioides It has the synonym Nathusia swieteniodes Kuntze (etc.).

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

· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Encycl. (Lamarck) (1783)
· A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants (1831)
· Systema Naturae, ed. 12 (1767)
· Pakistan Journal of Botany (1988)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Karandi, for example side effects, chemical composition, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, extract dosage, health benefits, 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

karaṇḍī (करंडी).—f (Dim. of karaṇḍā) A little covered basket of bamboo.

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karaṇḍī (करंडी).—f The name of a tree. Its fruit, as it resembles a mudrā (metal stamp), is called mudrā. It is, by Maraṭha soldiers, dipped into gōpacandana and applied to stamp marks, by way of ornament, over the temples and under the eyes.

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

karaṇḍī (करंडी).—f A little covered basket.

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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

Karaṇḍī (करण्डी).—f. A small box made of bamboo, एतां दोषकरण्डिकाम् (etāṃ doṣakaraṇḍikām) Mṛcchakaṭika 8.36.

See also (synonyms): karaṇḍaka, karaṇḍikā.

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

Karaṇḍī (करण्डी) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Karaṃḍī.

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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

Karaṃḍī (करंडी) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Karaṇḍī.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Karaṃḍi (ಕರಂಡಿ):—

1) [noun] (dial.) an iron ladle used in seasoning food with oil, spices, etc.

2) [noun] (dial.) a round vessel or pot, with a liquid.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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