Mandavi, Māṇḍavī: 9 definitions


Mandavi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Māṇḍavī (माण्डवी).—Wife of Bharata. Rāma married Sītā; Bharata, Māṇḍavī; Lakṣmaṇa, Ūrmilā and Śatrughna, Śrutakīrti (Sarga 73, Bālakāṇḍa, Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa). Māṇḍavī, Ūrmilā and Śrutakīrti were the daughters of Kuśadhvaja, brother of Janaka. (Bāla Kāṇḍa, Kamba Rāmāyaṇa). Bharata got two sons of Māṇḍavī named Subāhu and Śūrasena. Both of them defeated the Gandharvas and established cities one on each side of the river Sindhu. (Uttara Rāmāyaṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Māṇḍavī (माण्डवी).—A Goddess enshrined at Māṇḍavya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 13. 42.
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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Māṇḍavī.—(LP), one who gets the market-tax; same as Māṇḍapika. (LP), a tax levied on articles that are to be sold in a market-place. (IE 8-3), Marāṭhī; same as maṇḍapikā, ‘customs house’. Note: māṇḍavī 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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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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)

Mandavi in India is the name of a plant defined with Eleusine indica in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Juncus loureiroanus Schult. & Schult.f. (among others).

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

· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2009)
· Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique (1825)
· Bulletin agricole du Congo Belge (1920)
· Flora Brasiliensis (1878)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1997)
· Systema Naturae, Editio Decima (1759)

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

māṇḍavī (मांडवी).—f (Dim. of māṇḍava) A canopy of light framework (to suspend over an idol &c.) 2 A warehouse of port-towns for imports and exports, a factory, a custom-house.

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

māṇḍavī (मांडवी).—f A custom-house.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Maṇḍavī (मण्डवी).—name of a locality (compare Sanskrit Māṇḍavya?): Mahā-Māyūrī 54.

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

1) Māṇḍavī (माण्डवी):—f. [from] ovya Name of Dākṣāyaṇī in Māṇḍavya, [Catalogue(s)]

2) of a daughter of Kuśa-dhvaja and wife of Bharata, [Rāmāyaṇa] (cf. vātsī.māṇḍavī-putra).

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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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