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I can verify that Mandar is indeed a(male) Indian name Infact it is of indian(Sanskrit). What it means is open to interpretation with more then one meaning possibly being true. One interpretation is that it is a type of tree, and another is that is is one of the names of Lord Ganesh.
My name is Mandar and I was born in Pune, India, in the state of Maharashtra. I also know others by the name of Mandar, born and currently living in india. It is not an uncommon name.
- I think that you must be thinking of Mandar, not mandar. SemperBlotto 11:17, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
- Apologies, you are correct I did misread it as Mandar.
As Mandar doesn't exist, can it be created and this description added?
- Only if you put it is the correct alphabet, which I assume would be Devanagari in this case. —Stephen 18:57, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
English is one of the official languages in India where this name originates. While it can be cited under Hindi/Marathi/Sanskrit/Devanagari as well, it is extremely prevalent in English (just google Mandar to see the hits that come up for example) and can be considered as a true crossover name. There should be no distinction for English names derived from Hinduism or from Judaism or from Islam or from any other religion and language of origin, as long as the name spelling and usage is highly prevalent in English.
here's more info: mandar tree (tree of heaven):
Scientific Name Family Common English Name Common Marathi Name Erythrina Indica
Indian Coral Tree
pangara/mandar 1 2
Interesting trivia I collected about this tree from the Internet :)
1) Bangladesh' traditional warnings of an impending cyclone: Leaves of the mandar and cotton tree turn upside down
2) image of Mandar Ganesh: Image of Ganesh being developed naturally under the roots of white Mandar tree is worshipped for the purpose of unexpected financial gains.
Mandar teerth is named after a celestial tree called Mandar.This sacred place of pilgrimage is situated at the foothills of vindhya mountain.There is a large mandar tree overthere which has some unique qualities.This tree is visible only on auspicious days of dwadashi and chaturdashi and becomes invisible on the rest of the days.Some other holy places situated in the vicinity of mandar teerth are Prapan,Modan,Baikunthkaran,etc.
There is another holy place called mandar but it is situated on the Meru mountain.This holy place is also known as'Syamantpanchak'One important characteristic of this holy place is that there are huge rocks resembling a mace,a wheel,a plough and a conch.
--Mmmm 00:00, 23 September 2008 (UTC)