Vandi, Vandī, Vamdi: 10 definitions


Vandi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Vandī (वन्दी).—(BANDĪ, VĀNDĪNA). A scholar and scientist in the palace of King Janaka. He defeated the hermit Kahoḍaka in an argument and dipped him in water. (For further details see under Aṣṭāvakra).

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Vandī (वन्दी) refers to a class of professional singers that once existed in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—The Nīlamata refers to four classes of professional singers viz. Sūta, Māgadha, Vandī and Cāraṇa who, according to the Dharmaśāstras, maintained themselves by lauding the deeds of others. Their mention in one and the same line indicates that some difference, may be minute, was believed to be existing in these different types of singers.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Vandi : Court poet of Mithila who on being defeated by Sage Ashtavakra in debate drowned himself in the ocean and went to the abode of Varuna.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vandi : (aor. of vandati) saluted; paid homage; honoured; adored.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vandi (वन्दि) or Vandī (वन्दी).—f. [vand-in Uṇādi-sūtra 4.128] See बन्दी (bandī).

1) A female prisoner.

2) Prey, booty, spoil.

Derivable forms: vandiḥ (वन्दिः).

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

Vandi (वन्दि).—f. (-ndiḥ or ndī) 1. A captive, a prisoner, man or beast confined. 2. A ladder or stairs. E. vadi to praise, aff., in, ṅīp optionally added.

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

Vandi (वन्दि).—vandī, f. 1. A woman in captivity, also a man, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 8, 32; 63; [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 3 (vandī kṛ, To make captive). 2. A ladder or stairs.

Vandi can also be spelled as Vandī (वन्दी).

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

1) Vandi (वन्दि):—[from vand] See 1. 2. bandin.

2) Vandī (वन्दी):—[from vand] See 1. 2. bandin.

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

Vandi (वन्दि):—[(ndiḥ-ndī)] 2. 3. f. A captive, prisoner; a ladder.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaṃdi (ವಂದಿ):—

1) [noun] a praiser; a panegyrist; an encomiast.

2) [noun] a person confined in a prison, as for some crime; a prisoner.

3) [noun] the act of looting; loot; plunder; booty.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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