Madaki, aka: Mādakī; 4 Definition(s)


Madaki means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Mādakī (मादकी) refers to a kind of weapon (the club of Rāma). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

India history and geogprahy

Maḍaki Honnalli is an archaeologically important site situated in Kalghatgi-taluk (Dharwar district, Bombay), known for inscriptions regarding the ancient history of India. For example, at Maḍaki there is a slab lying in the compound of the Kalameśvara temple which registers a gift of land, house, oil-mill, etc., for the deity Grāmeśvara, made into the hands of Rudra śakti-paṇḍita by Ādityayya, a subordinate of the king who was governing Koṅkaṇa-900 and Halasigi-12000 from his capital Chandrāpura.

(Source): What is India: Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy (1945-1952)
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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.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

maḍakī (मडकी).—f (maṇika) A water-jar or pitcher of a bulging belly. It differs little from ghāgara, although it may be somewhat larger.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

maḍakī (मडकी).—f A water-jar of a bulging belly.

(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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