f. (gaRabahv-ādi-), Name ofdurgā- (especially as incarnation for the purpose of destroying the asura-mahiṣa-, this exploit forming the subject of the and being particularly celebrated in Bengal at the durgāpūjā- about Oct. Nov.)
m. (equalscāṇḍāl/a-) an outcast, man of the lowest and most despised of the mixed tribes (born from a śūdra- father and a Brahman mother) etc. (in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound'"a very low representative of.")
चण्डा ण्डी f. 1 An epithet of Durgā. -2 A passionate or angry woman; चण्डी चण्डं हन्तुमभ्युद्यता माम् M.3.2; चण्डी मामवधूय पादपतितं जातानुतापेव सा V.4.38; R.12.5; Me.14. -3 N. of plant. -4 A kind of perfume (Mar. वाळा). -ण्डी 1 A term of endearment applied to one's mistress. -2 Hurt, injury. -Comp. -ईशः, -ईश्वरः, -पतिः an epithet of Śiva; पुण्यं यायास्त्रिभुवनगुरीर्धाम चण्डीश्वरस्य Me.33. ˚मण्डनम् poison (कालकूटम्); मथ्यमानो$द्रिणा पूर्वं ददौ चण्डीशमण्डनम् Bm.1.13. -कुसुमः red oleander.
चण्डाल a. [चण्ड्-आलच्] Wicked or cruel in deeds, of black deeds (क्रूरकर्मन्) cf. कर्मचाण्डाल. -लः A general name for the lowest and most despised of the mixed castes originating from a Śūdra father and a Brāhmaṇa mother. -2 A man of this caste, an outcast; चण्डालः किमयं द्विजातिरथवा Bh.3.56; Ms.5.131;1.12,16;11. 176. -Comp. -वल्लकी the lute of Chāṇḍāla, a common or vulgar lute.
Are the variant forms of the name of a despised caste, which in origin was probably a tribal body, but which in the Brahminical theory was the offspring of Sūdra fathers and Brahmin mothers. The references to the caste in the Yajurveda Samhitās and in the Upanisads show clearly that it was a degraded one, but they yield no particulars.
noun (feminine) a kind of perfume (commonly Chor) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
liṅginī (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Mucuna pruritus (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a plant (Andropogon aciculatus) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of a river (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of an attendant of the 12th Arhat of the present Avasarpiṇī (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of Durgā (esp. as incarnation for the purpose of destroying the Asura Mahiṣa) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
name of one of the 8 Nāyikās or Saktis of Durgā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
Salvinia cucullata (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
white Dūrvā grass (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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