Pindara, Piṇḍāra, Pimdara: 11 definitions
Pindara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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)Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Piṇḍāra (पिण्डार) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.103.14) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Piṇḍāra) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: archive.org: Isvara Samhita Vol 5
Piṇḍāra (पिण्डार) or Piṇḍaraka refers to “areca nut” and is used in oblation offerings, according to verse 25.137-141a of the 8th-century Īśvarasaṃhitā. Accordingly, “... they [eg., piṇḍaraka] are already cooked, filling the cooking vessels (sthālī) and dishes (śarāva) are to be kept in all broad frying vessels (ambarīṣa). They are to be placed on vessels (pātra) smeared with (within) ghee (ghṛta), are hot and are to be spread out there. They which are heated and made greasy with powdered peppers, jīraka and ghee are to be stirred again and again with ladle. They are to be kept in vessels covered with clothes etc”.
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A religious mendicant or beggar.
2) A cowherd.
3) A buffalo-herdsman.
4) The Vikaṅkata tree.
5) An expression of censure.
Derivable forms: piṇḍāraḥ (पिण्डारः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. A keeper or attendant on buffaloes. 2. A cowherd. 3. A beggar, a religious mendicant. 4. The vikankata tree, (Trewia mudiflora.) E. piṇḍa a heap, ṛ to go, aff. aṇ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṇḍāra (पिण्डार).—[masculine] [Name] of a serpent-demon.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Piṇḍāra (पिण्डार):—[from piṇḍ] m. a beggar, religious mendicant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] a buffalo-herdsman or cowherd, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] Trewia Nudiflora, [Varāha-mihira]
4) [v.s. ...] an expression of censure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata]
6) [v.s. ...] n. a kind of vegetable, [Bhāvaprakāśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Piṇḍāra (पिण्डार):—[piṇḍā+ra] (raḥ) 1. m. A buffalo-keeper. a. A beggar; a cowherd; a tree.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Piṇḍāra (पिण्डार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Piṃḍāra.
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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.
Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Piṃḍāra (पिंडार) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Piṇḍāra.
Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.
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