Mandu, Mamdu: 8 definitions


Mandu means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Tessitori Collection I

Mandu (Mandavagarh) is the name of an ancient city, according to the Kathāsaṃgraha (narrating stories from Jain literature), which is included in the collection of manuscripts at the ‘Vincenzo Joppi’ library, collected by Luigi Pio Tessitori during his visit to Rajasthan between 1914 and 1919.—[...] The first story deals with a historical figure who lived during the reign of the Vaghela dynasty in Gujarat. Minister Pethaḍa-de (Śāh, alias Pṛthvīdhara), the son of Deda, from Mandavagarh (Mandu), earned great wealth and spent it in getting Jain temples built or ornamented at various places, including Shatrunjaya. [...]

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Mandu is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Komatis (a trading caste of the Madras Presidency). Mandu refers to the plant Mamadikaya (Mangifera indica). The Komatis are said to have originally lived, and still live in large numbers on the banks of the Godavari river. One of the local names thereof is Gomati or Gomti, and the Sanskrit Gomati would, in Telugu, become corrupted into Komati. The sub-divisions are split up into septs (viz., Mandu), which are of a strictly exogamous character.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Maṇḍu (मण्डु).—[masculine] [Name] of a Ṛṣi.

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Mandu (मन्दु).—[adjective] exhilarated, inspirited.

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

1) Maṇḍu (मण्डु):—m. Name of a Ṛṣi, [Śāṅkhāyana-gṛhya-sūtra] (cf. [gana] gargādi and māṇḍavya).

2) Mandu (मन्दु):—[from mand] 1. mandu mfn. (for 2. See p. 788, col. 3) joyous, cheerful, pleased, [ib.]

3) [from mad] 2. mandu (for 1. See p. 787, col. 3) [probably] = mandurā in [compound]

4) a 1. 2. mandu, mandura, etc. See above.

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Mandu 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

Maṃdu (ಮಂದು):—

1) [noun] an extent of land that is not enclosed.

2) [noun] a group of small villages.

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Maṃdu (ಮಂದು):—

1) [noun] any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy; medicine.

2) [noun] a substance fed along with food, that acts as a slow-poison.

3) [noun] anything or means that relieves from pain, distress, agony, harm, etc.

4) [noun] a means (as a mystical word, formula, incantation, etc.) used to bring a person under spell.

5) [noun] a substance that can explode, as gunpowder.

6) [noun] a usu. small paper cylinder that contains an explosive and an attached fuse and makes a sharp noise when exploded, used during celebrations, etc.; a fire-cracker.

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Māṃdu (ಮಾಂದು):—

1) [verb] = ಮಾಂದಿಸು - [mamdisu -] 1.

2) [verb] to grow less; to become less; to decrease; to diminish.

3) [verb] to withdraw from going ahead, attempting something, etc.; to retreat.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Mandu is another spelling for मण्डूक [maṇḍūka].—n. frog;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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