Panda, Pāṇḍā, Paṇḍa, Pāṇḍa, Paṇḍā: 11 definitions

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Panda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Pāṇḍā (पाण्डा).—A brahmāṇa guide at temples and holy places; see also: Paṇḍita.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pāṇḍa (पाण्ड).—One of the sons born to Kaṇva of his wife Āryavatī. He married Sarasvatīputrī and begot seventeen sons. They all became in the future originators of races. (Pratisargasaṃhitā, Bhaviṣya Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pāṇḍa (पाण्ड).—Of the Bhārgavagotra.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 65. 96.
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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 geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pāṇḍā.—(EI 32), a temple superintendent; same as Vārika. Note: pāṇḍā 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 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

Pali-English dictionary

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Paṇḍa, see bhaṇḍati. (Page 404)

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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pāṇḍa (पांड).—m A land measure,--the twentieth part of a bighā, or twenty square kāṭhyā or rods. 2 N. D. A plot or parcel of ground (field or garden).

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pāṇḍā (पांडा).—m (paṇḍita S through H) A title of Hindustani Brahmans. See under pāṇḍyā.

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pāṇḍā (पांडा).—m (Esp. with vāghācā preceding.) A tiger's cub, esp. as half-grown.

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pānda (पांद).—f A lane through a village or between fields or enclosures.

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

pāṇḍa (पांड).—m A land measure-the twentieth part of a bighā or twenty square kāṭhyā or rods.

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pāṇḍā (पांडा).—m A title of Hindustani Brah- mans. See under pāṇḍyā, m A tiger's cub, esp. as half-grown.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paṇḍa (पण्ड).—A eunuch; weakling.

Derivable forms: paṇḍaḥ (पण्डः).

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Paṇḍā (पण्डा).—

1) Wisdom, understanding.

2) Learning, science.

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

Paṇḍa (पण्ड).—mn.

(-ṇḍaḥ-ṇḍaṃ) 1. A catamite. 2. An eunuch. f.

(-ṇḍā) 1. Wisdom, understanding. 2. Science, learning. E. paḍi to go, aff. ac or paṇ to deal, Unadi aff. ḍa, tasya netvam; also with kan added paṇḍaka.

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

Paṇḍa (पण्ड).—[masculine] eunuch, weakling.

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

1) Paṇḍa (पण्ड):—[from paṇḍ] m. a eunuch, weakling, [Nārada-smṛti, nāradīya-dharma-śāstra] (cf. paṇḍra, ṣaṇḍa)

2) Paṇḍā (पण्डा):—[from paṇḍa > paṇḍ] a f. See below.

3) [from paṇḍ] b f. wisdom, knowledge, learning, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. [gana] tārakādi).

4) Pāṇḍa (पाण्ड):—m. (f(ī). ) [gana] gaurādi

5) [wrong reading] for pāṇḍya and pāṇḍu.

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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. 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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