Khari, aka: Khārī, Khāri, Kha-ri; 8 Definition(s)


Khari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Kharī (खरी).—A female attendant of Skanda. (Mahābhārata Śalya Parva, Chapter 46, Stanza 22).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Kharī (खरी) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.6). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kharī) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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India history and geogprahy

Khāri.—(EI 17), a land measure; cf. khārī, khārīvāpa. Note: khāri is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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Khārī.—(IE 8-6; CII 4), a measure of capacity equal to sixteen droṇas. (IE 8-6), shortened form of khārīvāpa or khārikāvāpa. Note: khārī is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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khāri : (f.) 16 measures of grain; a basket suspended from a pingo.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Khārī, (f.) (and khāri-) a certain measure of capacity (esp. of grain, see below khārika). It is used of the eight requisites of an ascetic, and often in conn. with his yoke (kāja): “a khārī-load. ”

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

kharī (खरी).—f C Cultivable ground occurring or formed on a sheet of rock.

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khārī (खारी).—f Cloudiness and coldness of weather, rawness. v suṭa, paḍa. 2 (Usually khāra) A squirrel. 3 A yellowish clay. Much used for the dhābēṃ or flat earthen roof.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kharī (खरी).—f A field on a sheet of rock.

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khārī (खारी).—f Cloudiness and coldness of weather.

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

Kharī (खरी).—A she-ass; वनं स्वर्गसुखं यत्र खरीभिः सह वर्धसे (vanaṃ svargasukhaṃ yatra kharībhiḥ saha vardhase) Ks. 63.134.

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Khāri (खारि) or Khārī (खारी).—f. A measure of grain equal to 16 droṇas. [ 4 मुष्टि (muṣṭi)s = 1 निष्टिका (niṣṭikā); 2 निष्टिका (niṣṭikā)s = 1 अष्टिका (aṣṭikā); 2 अष्टिका (aṣṭikā)s = 1 कुडव (kuḍava); 4 कुटव (kuṭava)s = 1 प्रस्थ (prastha); 4 प्रस्थ (prastha)s = 1 आढकी (āḍhakī); 4 आढकी (āḍhakī)s = 1 द्रोण (droṇa); 16 or 2 द्रोण (droṇa)s = 1 खारी (khārī).] खारीशतसहस्रेण धान्यैनापूरितौ ततः (khārīśatasahasreṇa dhānyaināpūritau tataḥ) Parṇāl.4.73; Pt.4.26.

-rī A scar.

Derivable forms: khāriḥ (खारिः).

See also (synonyms): khāra.

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Kharī (खरी).—(i. e. [khecarī])

1) a semi-divine female able to fly.

2) an epithet of Durgā.

3) The magical power of flying (siddhi); एवं सखीभिरुक्ताहं खेचरी- सिद्धिलोलुभा (evaṃ sakhībhiruktāhaṃ khecarī- siddhilolubhā) Ks.2.15.

4) a particular मुद्रा (mudrā) or position of fingers.

Kharī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kha and (री).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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