Maram, Marām, Maṟam, Māram: 3 definitions


Maram means something in the history of ancient India, biology, Tamil. 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.

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India history and geography

Source: Yale Journal of Music & Religion: Ritual Music in Contemporary Brahmanical Tantric Temples of Kerala

1) Maram refers to a type of “barrel drum” commonly heard during rituals at Kerala temples.—In between the two sequences of sounds made by the Śaṅkha (conch shell), a number of rituals are performed by different classes of priests to the enlivening accompaniment of the ritual musicians playing percussion instruments, [such as barrel drums (maram and maddaḷam)] [...].

2) Maram refers to the “wood” of the door of a temple.—It is not known when the community of Mārārs entered Brahmanical temples in the role of functionaries, but a well-known myth of origin says that one day, while the older of two Nampūtiri brothers went into the śrīkōvil to pour empowered water onto the icon of the deity, the younger stood outside the shrine tapping the wood (maram) of the door. All of a sudden the icon started speaking, telling the older brother that he was satisfied with that bath and that he could stop pouring water.

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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)

1) Maram in India is the name of a plant defined with Baccaurea courtallensis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Pierardia macrostachya Wight & Arn. (among others).

2) Maram is also identified with Barringtonia racemosa It has the synonym Butonica inclyta Miers (etc.).

3) Maram is also identified with Rungia repens.

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

· Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis (1912)
· Kagoshima University Research Center for the Pacific Islands, Occasional Papers (2001)
· Kew Bulletin (1995)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1785)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (1828)
· Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis (DC.) (1866)

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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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