Maryada, Maryāda: 18 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Maryādā (मर्यादा).—A princess of Vidarbha. She was married by the king named Arvācīna. In Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, Verse 18, it is said that a son named Ariha was born to them.

2) Maryādā (मर्यादा).—A daughter of the king of Videha, Devātithi a king of the Pūru dynasty married her. Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 95, verse 23 says that a son, Ariha was born to them.

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Maryāda (मर्याद) refers to “social conventions”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.42.—Accordingly, as Dakṣa bowed and eulogised Śiva:—“[...] Thou hast created the Brahmins first who uphold learning, penance and sacred rites, in order to realise the reality of the soul, O great lord, from thy mouth. Just as the master of cowherds protects the cows from adversities, so also thou art the saviour of the good. Thou art the watch and ward of Social Conventions (i.e., maryāda). Thou punishest the wicked”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Maryāda (मर्याद).—Thousands of mountains on all directions of Merumūla, full of lofty buildings; boundary limits;1 transgression of, punished.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 35. 3; 40. 1; 42. 72. Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 157.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 227. 184.

1b) Conventions of society for the welfare of the world introduced after those of vārtā; establishment of, by kings; for breaking them, a king goes to hell.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 7. 153; 29. 89; 36. 133; IV. 2. 159; Matsya-purāṇa 225. 10; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 6. 32.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Maryādā (मर्यादा) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.90.18) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Maryādā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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

Maryādā.—(SITI), Tamil mariyādi; customary dues; manners; ways; extent; limit; also spelt in Tamil as marjādi, mariśādi, maruśādi, etc. Note: maryādā 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)

Maryada in India is the name of a plant defined with Ipomoea pes-caprae in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Convolvulus maritimus Desrousseaux (among others).

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

· Flora Telluriana (1836)
· Blumea (1940)
· Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Belgique (1898)
· Flora Indica (1824)
· Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique (1792)
· Proceedings of the Indian Science Congress Association (1984)

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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

maryāda (मर्याद).—prep (S) Until: also up to or unto. Ex. ākaṇṭhamaryāda bhōjana kēlēṃ; sāñjamaryāda tō yēīla; śrāvaṇamaryāda, kālamaryāda, nadīmaryāda.

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maryādā (मर्यादा).—f (S) A boundary or limit; the end, border, verge, termination;--used of time, space, actions. 2 fig. Restraint, restriction, confinement; the cohibition of law, rule, or established usage. 3 Decorum or decency; orderliness or guardedness of deportment; reverential or respectful demeanour. ma0 mōḍaṇēṃ To overstep bounds; to violate moderation, decorum, or order. ma0 rākhaṇēṃ g. of o. To treat with the due regard or respect.

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

maryāda (मर्याद).—prep Until, upto. Ex. ākaṇṭhamaryāda bhōjana kēlēṃ.

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maryādā (मर्यादा).—f A boundary. Fig. Restriction, decorum. maryādā mōḍaṇēṃ Overstep bounds, violate moderation. maryādā rākhaṇēṃ Treat with due regard or respect.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maryādā (मर्यादा).—[maryāyāṃ sīmāyāṃ dīyate dā-ghañarthe ka]

1) A limit, boundary (fig. also); bound, border, frontier, verge; मर्यादाव्यतिक्रमः (maryādāvyatikramaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

2) End, termination, terminus.

3) A shore, bank.

4) A mark, land-mark.

5) The bounds of morality, any fixed usage or established rule, moral law; मर्यादानां च लोकस्य कर्ता कारयिता च सः (maryādānāṃ ca lokasya kartā kārayitā ca saḥ) Rām.5. 35.11.

6) A rule of propriety or decorum, bounds or limits of propriety, propriety of conduct; आस्तातापवाद- भिन्नमर्याद (āstātāpavāda- bhinnamaryāda) Uttararāmacarita 5; मर्यादायाममर्यादाः स्त्रियस्तिष्ठन्ति सर्वदा (maryādāyāmamaryādāḥ striyastiṣṭhanti sarvadā) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.142.

7) A contract, covenant, an agreement; गृह्यतां पाणिना पाणिर्मर्यादा बध्यतां ध्रुवा (gṛhyatāṃ pāṇinā pāṇirmaryādā badhyatāṃ dhruvā) Rām.4.5.11.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maryādā (मर्यादा) or Maryyādā.—f.

(-dā) 1. Continance in the right way, propriety of conduct, steadiness, rectitude. 2. A boundary, a limit. 3. An agreement. 4. A bank, a shore. E. maryā limitative, ādā to have or take, affs. aṅ and ṭāp; or pari about, round, prefixed to ādā, aṅ aff. and ma substituted for pa .

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

Maryādā (मर्यादा).—i. e. maryā-da (vb. ), f. 1. A landmark, Mān. 9, 201. 2. A boundary, limity, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 65. 3. Continuance in the right way, rectitude.

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

Maryādā (मर्यादा).—[feminine] limit, boundary, frontier; coast, shore; the legal or moral bounds, order, law, rule, agreement, contract.

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

1) Maryāda (मर्याद):—[=maryā-da] [from maryā] m. ‘one who sets marks or limits’, an arbiter, umpire (?), [Atharva-veda v, 1, 8.]

2) Maryādā (मर्यादा):—[from maryā] f. (doubtful whether [from] maryā or maryā āda [from] ā; fancifully said to be [from] marya ada, ‘devouring young men’ who are killed in defending boundaries) ‘giving or containing clear marks or signs’, a frontier, limit, boundary, border, bank, shore, mark, end, extreme point, goal (in space and time), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (ṣaṇ-māsa-maryādayā, within six months, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā])

3) [v.s. ...] the bounds or limits of morality and propriety, rule or custom, distinct law or definition, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] a covenant, agreement, bond, contract, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] continuance in the right way, propriety of conduct, [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a kind of ring used as an amulet, [Atharva-veda vi, 81, 2]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of the wife of Avācīna (daughter of a king of Vidarbha), [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] of the wife of Devātithi (daughter of a king of Videha), [ib.]

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

Maryādā (मर्यादा):—[maryā+dā] (dā) 1. f. Rectitude, honorable conduct; a limit; a shore.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Maryādā (मर्यादा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Majjāyā.

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Maryada 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Maryādā (मर्यादा):—(nf) dignity, decorum, propriety of conduct; ethical self-restriction; rank, ambit; limit, moderation; ~[hīna] wanton, without propriety of conduct, having no restraint/moderation; hence ~[hīnatā] (nf).

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