Madandha, Madāndha, Mada-andha, Madamdha: 12 definitions


Madandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Madāndha (मदान्ध) (or Ṣaṣṭhanātha) is the name of the God (deva) associated with Kāmarūpa, one of the sacred seats (pīṭha), according to chapter 10 of the according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—If the scheme in the Yogakhaṇḍa is not the first example of this model, the other most likely candidate is found in chapter ten of the Kularatnoddyota, which is an early Tantra of the Kubjikā corpus. [...] In this set-up each of the four sacred seats corresponds to a cosmic age and has a tree, creeper, cave, monastery (maṭha),  [god, i.e., Madāndha, ] goddess, Siddha, and guardian of the field. The layout can be tabulated as follows.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

madāndha (मदांध).—a (S mada & andha) Blind from pride (of riches, learning &c.)

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

madāndha (मदांध).—a Blind from pride.

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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

Madāndha (मदान्ध).—a.

1) blinded by intoxication, dead drunk, drunk with passion; अधरमिव मदान्धा पातुमेषा प्रवृत्ता (adharamiva madāndhā pātumeṣā pravṛttā) V.4.13; यदा किंचिज्ज्ञोऽहं द्विप इव मदान्धः समभवम् (yadā kiṃcijjño'haṃ dvipa iva madāndhaḥ samabhavam) Bhartṛhari 2.7.

2) blinded by passion or pride, arrogant, infatuated.

Madāndha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mada and andha (अन्ध).

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

Madāndha (मदान्ध).—mfn.

(-ndhaḥ-ndhā-ndhaṃ) Blind with pride or passion, arrogant, dissolute, &c. E. mada, and andha blind.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madāndha (मदान्ध).—[adjective] blind through drunkenness, love, or arrogance.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Madāndha (मदान्ध):—[from mada > mad] mfn. blind through drunkenness or passion, infatuated, ruttish (as an elephant), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Purāṇa]

2) Madāndhā (मदान्धा):—[from madāndha > mada > mad] f. Name of a metre, [Colebrooke]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Madāndha (मदान्ध):—[madā+ndha] (ndhaḥ-ndhā-ndhaṃ) a. Blinded by lust.

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

Madāndha (मदान्ध) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Mayaṃdha.

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Madandha in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Madāṃdha (ಮದಾಂಧ):—[adjective] lacking reasoning, judgement (from arrogance, conceit or haughtiness).

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Madāṃdha (ಮದಾಂಧ):—[noun] a man who has lost reasoning, judgement from arrogance, conceit or haughtiness.

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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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