Mari, aka: Mārī, Māri; 8 Definition(s)
Mari means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mārī (मारी) is the name of a mind-born ‘divine mother’ (mātṛ), created for the purpose of drinking the blood of the Andhaka demons, according to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.8. The Andhaka demons spawned out of every drop of blood spilled from the original Andhakāsura (Andhaka-demon). According to the Matsya-purāṇa 179.35, “Most terrible they (eg., Mārī) all drank the blood of those Andhakas and become exceedingly satiated.”
The Matsyapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 20,000 metrical verses, dating from the 1st-millennium BCE. The narrator is Matsya, one of the ten major avatars of Viṣṇu.Source: Wisdom Library: The Matsya-purāṇa
Mārī (मारी).—A mind-born mother.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 15.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
mari : (aor. of marati) died.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
marī (मरी).—f (maraka S) Epidemic disease, a pestilence. 2 (maraṇēṃ) Dying or extremely sick state. Ex. mājhī āī marīsa ālī.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
marī (मरी).—f A pestilence. Dyiag state.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
Māri (मारि).—f. [mṛ-ṇic-ini]
1) A pestilence, plague; दुर्भिक्षमार्यरिष्टानि (durbhikṣamāryariṣṭāni) Bhāg.1.56.11.
2) Killing, ruin.
Derivable forms: māriḥ (मारिः).
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1) Plague, pestilence, an epidemic.
2) Pestilence personified (the goddess presiding over plagues and identified with Durgā).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Māri (मारि).—f. (Sanskrit māri, and Lex. māri; AMg. both), plague, pestilence: mārir utsṛṣṭā Divy 578.23.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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