Mainda: 12 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Mainda (मैन्द).—One of the monkeys who helped Śrī Rāma in the search for Sītā. Purāṇas give the following information regarding this monkey:
(i) Mainda lived in a cave in Kiṣkindhā. While he was living there Sahadeva one of the Pāṇḍavas came that way during his victory campaign in Dakṣiṇa Bhārata and fought with him. Sahadeva was defeated. But Mainda was pleased with him and gave him many valuable presents and advised him that no difficulties should be put against Dharmaputra achieving his object. (Śloka 18, Chapter 31, Sabhā Parva).
(ii) Mainda was the minister of Sugrīva, King of the monkeys. He was mighty, intelligent, and kind to others. (Śloka 23, Chapter 28, Vana Parva).
(iii) Mainda was one of the leaders who led the monkeys who went in search of Sītā. (Śloka 19, Chapter 283, Vana Parva).
(iv) In the Rāma-Rāvaṇa battle Mainda and others also fainted along with Lakṣmaṇa and others. It was only when they washed their faces with the water given by Kubera that they could see things clearly.
(v) Mainda was the son of A vinīdevas. (10th Skandha, Bhāgavata).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Mainda (मैन्द).—A brother of Vānara Dvivida (s.v.); fatherin-law of Angada.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 67. 2; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 220 and 238.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
maīnda (मईंद).—See maidā &c.
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mainda (मैंद).—m (A rude harrow or clodbreaker; or a machine to draw over a sown field, a drag. 2 An individual of a particular tribe. They waylay and murder travelers. 3 A hypocrite.
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mainda (मैंद).—a (manda S) Heavy, sluggish, doltish.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
mainda (मैंद).—a Heavy, doltish. m A hypocrite.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mainda (मैन्द).—Name of a demon killed by Kṛṣṇa.
Derivable forms: maindaḥ (मैन्दः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ndaḥ) The name of a demon killed by Krishna.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mainda (मैन्द).—m. The name of a demon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mainda (मैन्द).—[masculine] [Name] of a monkey.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mainda (मैन्द):—m. Name of a monkey-demon killed by Kṛṣṇa, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mainda (मैन्द):—(ndaḥ) 1. m. Name of a demon.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Mainda (मैन्द):—m. Nomen proprium eines Affen [Mahābhārata 2, 1122. 3, 16115. 16287.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 16, 15. 4, 25, 33. 39, 30. 6, 4, 6. 24, 35.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 306.] von Kṛṣṇa besiegt [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 220.] [Harivaṃśa 2360. 9802.] mardana Beiname Viṣṇu’s oder Kṛṣṇa’s [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 221,] [Scholiast] han desgl. [Śabdakalpadruma] und [WILSON] angeblich nach H.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Mainda (मैन्द):—m. Nomen proprium eines Affen. mardana und han m. Beiname Viṣṇu-Kṛṣṇa's.
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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Ends with: Mukamainda.
Search found 10 books and stories containing Mainda, Maīnda; (plurals include: Maindas, Maīndas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Ramayana of Valmiki (by Hari Prasad Shastri)
Chapter 65 - The Leaders of the Monkeys < [Book 4 - Kishkindha-kanda]
Chapter 76 - The Prowess of Angada and Kumbha: Kumbha is slain < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
Chapter 43 - The Conflict between the Monkeys and Titans < [Book 6 - Yuddha-kanda]
The Mahabharata (English) (by Kisari Mohan Ganguli)
Section CCLXXXVII < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
Section CCLXXXVIII < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
Section CCLXXXI < [Draupadi-harana Parva]
Harivamsha Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter 116 - Krishna’s Feats Described < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 122 - Anxiety of the Yadavas for Aniruddha < [Book 2 - Vishnu Parva]
Chapter 41 - The Incarnations of Vishnu < [Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva]
The Ramayana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 11 - The Aśvamedha Horse Is Let Loose < [Section 5 - Pātāla-Khaṇḍa (Section on the Nether World)]
Chapter 38 - The Installation of the Image of Vāmana < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]