PANDANUS Project  
bhadrā in Pandanus database of Indian plant names
 •  Pandanus Homepage  •  Database of Plants  •  Publications  •  Sanskrit E-texts  •  Seminar of Indian Studies  •

  bhadrā details in Pandanus database of Indian plant names

Back to the list of plant names 

 Plant namebhadrā
 Latin nameAerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult. - please click to view full record
 Latin name (synonyms)Achyranhes lanata L.
 Sanskrit namebhadrā
 Hindi namechāyā, gorakhgāñjā
 Tamil nameceṟupūḷai
 Malayalam nameceṛūḷa, cerṛuvūḷa, ceṛupūḷa
 Search occurrencebhadrā, in the Pandanus database of Sanskrit e-texts
 Encyclopedias &

Monier-Williams: A Sanskrit-English Dictionary (p. 745)
bhadra, mf(ā)n. blessed, auspicious, fortunate, prosperous, happy RV. &c. &c.; good, gracious, friendly, kind, ib.; excellent, fair, beautiful, lovely, pleasant, dear, ib.; good i.e. skilful in (loc.), MBh. iv, 305; great, L.; (with nṛpati, m. a good or gracious king, Yājñ.; with kānta, m. a beautiful lover or husband, Pañcat.; with diś, f. the auspicious quarter i.e. the south, MBh.; with vāc, f. kind or friendly speech, BhP.; voc. m. and f. sg. and pl. bhadra, °dre, °drāḥ, often in familiar address = my good sir or lady, my dear or my dears, good people, Mn.; MBh. &c.; am and ayā, ind. happily, fortunately, joyfully, RV.; AV.; °am with √kṛ or ā-√car, to do well, Hit.); m. (prob.) a sanctimonious hypocrite, Mn. ix, 259 (v.l. °dra-prekṣaṇikaiḥ); a partic. kind of elephant, R. (also N. of a world elephant, ib.) a bullock, L.; a water wagtail Var. (cf. -nāman); Nauclea Cadamba or Tithymalus Antiquorum, L.; N. of Śiva, L.; of mount Meru, L.; of a class of gods (pl.) under the third Manu BhP.; of a people (pl.) AV.Pariś.; of one of the 12 sons of Vishṇu and one of the Tushita deities in the Svāyambhava Manvantara, BhP.; (with Jainas) of the third of the 9 white Balas, L.; of a son of Vasu-deva and Devakī (or Pauravī), BhP.; Kathās.; of a son of Kṛshṇa, BhP.; of a son of Upacārumat, Buddh.; of an actor, Hariv.; of a friend of Bāṇa, Vās., Introd.; (with Buddhists) N. of a partic. world; (ā) f. a cow, L.; N. of various plants (= anantā, aparijātā, kṛṣṇā, jīvantī, nīlī, rāsnā &c.), L. [746,1]; N. of a metre, Col.; of the 2nd, 7th and 12th days of the lunar fortnight, W.; of the 7th movable Karaṇa (s.v.; cf. also 2. bhadrā-karaṇa); of a form of Durgā, VP.; of a goddess, Pañcar.; of a Buddhist deity, L.; of a Śakti, Hcat.; of Dākshāyaṇī in Bhadreśvara, Cat.; of a Vidyā-dharī, R.; of a Surāṅganā, Siṃhās.; of a daughter of Surabhi, R.; of a wife of Vasu-deva, Hariv.; Pur.; of the wife of Vaiśravaṇa, MBh.; of a daughter of Soma and wife of Utathya, ib.; of a daughter of Raudrāśva and the Apsaras Ghṛtācī, Hariv.; of a Kākshīvatī and wife of Vyushitāśva, MBh.; of a daughter of Meru and wife of Bhadrāśva, BhP.; of a daughter of Śruta-kīrti and wife of Kṛshṇa, BhP.; of various rivers (esp. of one described as rising on the northern summit of Meru and flowing through Uttarakuru into the northern ocean), Pur.; the celestial Ganges, L.; of a lake, Hcat.; n. prosperity, happiness, health, welfare, good fortune (also pl.), RV. &c. &c. (bhadraṃ tasya or tasmai, prosperity to him!, Pāṇ. 2-3, 73; bhadraṃ te or vaḥ often used parenthetically in a sentence = "if you please", or to fill up a verse; bhadram upalāh, happiness to you, O stones!, Śāntiś.; bhadram with √kṛ and dat., to grant welfare to, bless RV.); gold, L.; iron or steel, L.; kind of Cyperus (= -musta), L.; a partic. posture in sitting, Cat.; a partic. Karaṇa, L. (cf. f.); a partic. mystic sign, AgP.; a partic. part of a house, Nalac.; N. of various Sāmans, ĀrshBr.

(c) 1998-2009 Seminar of Indian Studies, Institute of South and Central Asia, Faculty of Arts, Charles University. Development of this database of Indian plant names was made possible by the generous funding of the Grant Agency of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.