Synonyms for mleccha or Related words with mleccha
Examples of "mleccha"
dynasty established the first kingdom of Kamarupa and ruled almost the entire Brahmaputra Valley from 655 to 900.
Suniti Kumar Chatterjee calls Bhaskar Varman a
king, though scholars established that only middle dynasty of Haruppeshwara (Tezpur) is of
or non-Aryan origin. Mukunda Madhava Sharma considers all the dynasties of Kamarupa as of Aryan origin. Urban terms all kings of Brahmaputra Valley as non-Aryans.
Some explanations of the name "
" suggest that the word was derived from the Indo-Aryan perception of the speech of the indigenous peoples. Namely, "mlech" was a word that meant "to speak indistinctly." As such, some suggest that the Indo-Aryans used an onomatopoeic sound to imitate the harshness of alien tongue and to indicate incomprehension, thus coming up with "
The term is not attested in the Vedas, but occurs for the first time in the late Vedic text the "Shatapatha Brahmana". The Baudhayana sutras define a
as someone "who eats meat or indulges in self-contradictory statements or is devoid of righteousness and purity of conduct".
could refer to any being who follow different teachings than Vedic beliefs. In the Indian history some indigenous rulers in Assam were called the
dynasty. In the "Bhagavata Purana", the term is used in the context of meat eaters, outcastes.
There are important references to the warring
hordes of the Yavanas, Sakas, Kambojas, Pahlavas, etc. in the Bala Kanda of the Valmiki Ramayana.
There are important references to the warring
hordes of the Shakas, Yavanas, Kambojas, the Pahlavas and others in the "Bala Kanda" of Valmiki's "Ramayana".
(from Vedic Sanskrit म्लेच्छ "", ම්ලේච්ච meaning "non-Vedic", "barbarian"), also spelled Mlechchha or Maleccha, is a name, which referred to people of foreign extraction in ancient India. "
" was used by the ancient Indians much as the ancient Greeks used "barbaros", originally to indicate the uncouth and incomprehensible speech of foreigners and then extended to their unfamiliar behaviour, and also used as a derogatory term in the sense of "impure and/or "inferior" people.
The Yavana or Yona people, literally "Ionian" and meaning "Western foreigner", were described as living beyond Gandhara. Yavanas, Sakas, the Pahlavas and Hunas were sometimes described as "
"s, "barbarians". Kambojas and the inhabitants of Madra, the Kekeya Kingdom, the Indus River region and Gandhara were sometimes also classified as "
"s. This name was used to indicate their cultural differences with the culture of the Kuru Kingdom and Panchala.
One such prominent adept, Prabhupada opened a number of centers himself wherein he could train
-turned-brahmin students to worship Radha-Krishna murtis and become "devoted to the service of Godhead".
The "Mahabharata" mentions the Khasas as one of the northern
tribes. The "Bhagavata Purana" describes them as a previously outcast group who redeemed themselves by adopting Vaishnavism. The "Manusmriti" describes them as the descendants of outcast Kshatriyas.
Among the tribes of the north are the Mlecchas, and the Kruras, the Yavanas, the Chinas, the Kambojas, the Darunas, and many
tribes; the Sukritvahas, the Kulatthas, the Hunas, and the Parasikas; the Ramanas, and the Dasamalikas. (6,9).
Swami Parmeshwaranand states the
tribe was born from the tail of the celestial cow Nandini, kept by Vashishta for sacrificial purposes when there was a fight between Vishvamitra and Vasistha. The "Mahabharata" gives the following information regarding them:
According to Romila Thapar, the Indo-Aryan semi-nomadic people viewed the indigenous people as barbarians when they arrived. Indo-Aryan used the term "
" in referring to people "outside the caste system and ritual ambience."
In ancient India, this term was also applied by the ancient Indian kingdoms to foreigners especially Persians. The word
was commonly used for 'outer barbarians of whatever race or colour'.
The legends, teachings and healing practices associated with Shambhala are older than any of these organized religions. Shambhala may very well have been an indigenous belief system, an Alti-Himalayan shamanic tradition, absorbed into these other faiths. This pre-existing belief system, also called
(from Vedic Sanskrit म्लेच्छ
, meaning "non-Vedic"), and the amazing abilities, wisdom and long life of these 'sun worshipers' (the Siddhi from the Vedic Sanskrit सिद्धि of the ancient "Surya Samadhi" समाधि) is documented in both the Buddhist and Hindu texts.
Thus another distinction that was made between the mlecchas and non-mlecchas was area of habitation. Though they were considered a marginal group, the area characterize as the
-desa (the natural border that separated their lands from that of the Aryans) was never permanent. Instead, it was defined by the changing ideas about the Āryāvarta. Parasher noted that "the only consistent areas dubbed as "
desa" were those regions inhabited by 'primitive tribes' who for long periods of time did not come under the sway of the brahmanical, Buddhist or Jaina influence".
There are a handful of possible loanwords from the language of the Indus Valley Civilization. Sumerian "Meluhha" may be derived from a native term for the Indus Valley Civilization, also reflected in Sanskrit "
", and Witzel (2000) further suggests that Sumerian "šimmar" (a type of tree) may be cognate to Rigvedic "śimbala" and "śalmali" (also names of trees).
Disputes between East and West Pakistan soon after the partition of India were beginning to give rise to racist ideas and sentiments towards West Pakistani social groups, West Pakistanis being seen as '
' or inferior, uncivilized tribals compared to the educated Bengalis. The Bangladesh government now allows Biharis born after 1971 to vote in elections to the legislature.
Medieval Hindu literature, such as that of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, also uses the term to refer to those of larger groups of other religions, especially Muslims. In medieval India, a foreign visitor al-Biruni (died 1048) noted that foreigners were regarded as 'unclean' or '
' and Hindus were forbidden any social or matrimonial contact with them.
According to "Manusmriti", the purity of a place and its inhabitants decreased the further it was from Brahmavarta. Aryan (noble) people were believed to inhabit the "good" area and the proportion of
(barbarian) people in the population rose as the distance from it increased. This implies a series of concentric circles of decreasing purity as one moved away from the Brahmavarta centre.
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