Mandar, Mandār: 4 definitions


Mandar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Hindi, 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Mandar [मन्दारः] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Calotropis gigantea Calotropis gigantea (L.) W. T. Aiton from the Apocynaceae (Oleander) family. For the possible medicinal usage of mandar, 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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India history and geography

Source: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 36: Tenali plates of eastern Chālukya Vijayāditya I grant

The Mandār or Mandāra-giri, described in the Purāṇas as situated on the Vindhyas to the south of the Gaṅga, is an isolated hill about 700 feet in height and lying nearly seven miles to the south of Bāṅkā, headquarters of a Sub-Division of that name in the Bhagalpur District of Bihar. It is about thirty miles to the south of Bhagalpur and about three miles from the terminus of the Bhagalpur-Mandar Hill Branch of the Eastern Railway.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Mandar in India is the name of a plant defined with Acer caesium in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Acer caesium subsp. giraldii (Pax) A.E. Murray (among others).

2) Mandar is also identified with Acer pictum It has the synonym Kalopanax pictus (Thunb.) Nakai (etc.).

3) Mandar is also identified with Erythrina stricta It has the synonym Corallodendron strictum Kuntze (etc.).

4) Mandar is also identified with Erythrina variegata It has the synonym Gelala litorea Rumph. (etc.).

5) Mandar is also identified with Hibiscus rosa-sinensis It has the synonym Hibiscus chinensis hort. (etc.).

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

· Flora of the Presidency of Madras (1918)
· Flora Sylvatica Koreana (1927)
· Kalmia (1969)
· Das Pflanzenreich (Engler) (1902)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1990)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1992)

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

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Mandar in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a celestial tree; coral tree..—mandar (मंदार) is alternatively transliterated as Maṃdāra.

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