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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ...

Zoology

Species , Patagonian Mara , Chacoan Mara The maras (Dolichotis) are a genus of the cavy family. ... Larry Waterbridge with Mara shortly after she was found, 1965 Mara the Lioness is best known for her role in the 1966 movie Born Free, based on the true story of Elsa the lioness raised by George and Joy Adamson. ...

Demographics

  • Mara people, in southern part of Mizoram, a state of the Republic of India and Chin State and Rakhine State of western part of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma
  • Mara people (Australia), an Australian Aboriginal tribe
  • Mara Salvatrucha, a violent street gang in Central America and the United States.
  • Maravar a dominant caste of people in Tamil Nadu state in India.

The Maras are a scheduled tribe in northeastern India, found primarily in Mara Autonomous District Council of the state of Mizoram, of which they are in the majority. ... Mara Salvatrucha refers to a large notorious Hispanic gang involved in criminal activities in the United States and Central America. ... est This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Caste systems are traditional, hereditary systems of social classification, that evolved due to the enormous diversity in India (where all three primary races met, not by forced slavery but by immigration). ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ...

People

John Andrew Mara was a merchant, rancher and MLA in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Mara Elizabeth Wilson (born July 24, 1987) is an award-winning American actress. ... Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari (IPA: ) (born June 23, 1937 Viipuri, Finland) is a former President of Finland (1994–2000) and a UN diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. ... Maria is a female given name in many diverse cultures, including African, Italian, Greek, Russian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, German, Polish, English, Spanish, and Bulgarian. ... Croatian language (hrvatski jezik) is a South Slavic language which is used primarily by the inhabitants of Croatia and Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina and parts of the Croatian diaspora. ... Tamara is a female given name of Hebrew, Russian, and Sanskrit origin, meaning palm tree or spice. The short form is Tam or Tammy, or more rarely Mara or Tara. ... Wellington Timothy Mara (August 14, 1916 – October 25, 2005) was the co-owner and co-CEO of the NFLs New York Giants. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... John K. Mara (born December 1, 1954 in New York City) is the president, CEO, and co-owner of the New York Giants. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Timothy James Mara (July 29, 1887 – February 16, 1959) was the founder and administrator for the New York Giants. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...

Geography

  • Mara, Tanzania, an administrative region of Tanzania
  • Mara (SS), an Italian commune in the province of Sassari in the Italian island of Sardinia
  • Mara, South Africa, a small town in South Africa
  • Mara River (Iza), a river in Romania, tributary of the Iza River
  • Mara (torrent), a stream of Italy and Switzerland
  • Mara River, a river of Kenya and Tanzania
  • Masai Mara, a reserve near the Mara River
  • Mara, Spain, a municipality (pop. 199) in the Spanish province of Zaragoza or Saragossa, in the autonomous community of Aragon

Mara is one of the 26 regions of Tanzania. ... Country Italy Region Sardinia Province Province of Sassari (SS) Mayor Elevation m Area 18. ... The Mara River is a tributary of the Iza river in Romania. ... The Iza River is a tributary of the Tisa river in Romania. ... The Mara is an 8 km Italian stream (or torrente) of Insubria, which runs through the Italian Province of Como and the Swiss Canton Ticino. ... This article describes the Mara River in Africa. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Religion / Mythology / Cultural History

  • In the Bible, Naomi called herself Mara, meaning "bitterness", after she suffered the deaths of her husband and her two sons; see Book of Ruth.
  • Mara is a Sanskrit and Pali word meaning death-bringing or the destroying.
    • Mara (Hindu goddess): goddess of death according to Hindu mythology
    • Mara (demon): a "demon" of the Buddhist cosmology, the personification of Temptation.
    • Sri Mara or Mara Varma is an honorific title of Pandya kings of South India
    • In Hindu mythology, Valmiki was told to chant mara as a mantra which meant kill as he was a villain and it pleased him to chant this. Valmiki found himself chanting rama rama rama which is the name of God instead of mara mara mara, and thus was enlightened.
  • Mara means in the Spanish culture "cherry blossom"
  • Mara is an abbreviation of Mayura.

In modern Latvian mythology, Mara is the highest-ranking goddess, a feminine Dievs. ... A mara or mare is a kind of malignant female wraith in Scandinavian folklore believed to cause nightmares. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... Naomi entreating Ruth and Orpah to return to the land of Moab, by William Blake Naomi (נָעֳמִי Pleasant;agreeable, Standard Hebrew Noʿomi, Tiberian Hebrew Noʿŏmî) is Ruths mother in law in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. ... Naomi entreating Ruth and Orpah to return to the land of Moab by William Blake, 1795 Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld: Ruth in Boazs Field, 1828 The Book of Ruth (Hebrew: מגילת רות, Megilat Rut, the Scroll of Ruth) is one of the books of the Ketuvim (Writings) of the Tanakh (the... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... Pali (IAST: ) is a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect or prakrit. ... Mara is a Hindu goddess of death according to Hindu mythology. ... An aniconic representation of Maras assault on the Buddha, 2nd century CE, Amaravati (India). ... Varma or Varman (Hindi वर्मा varmā [Sanskrit वर्म+कः]) is a honorific title, literally meaning To be or become swollen or inflamed;--to be distended (with rage, &c. ... The Pandyan kingdom was an ancient state at the tip of South India, founded around the 6th century BCE. It was part of the Dravidian cultural area, which also comprised other kingdoms such as that of the Pallava, the Chera, the Chola, the Chalukya and the Vijayanagara. ... The geographical south of India includes all Indian territory below the 20th parallel. ...

Fiction

The Mara is a fictional villain from the long-running British science fiction television series, Doctor Who. ... For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... The shaman is an intellectual and spiritual figure who is regarded as possessing power and influence on other peoples in the tribe and performs several functions, primarily that of a healer ( medicine man). The shaman provides medical care, and serves other community needs during crisis times, via supernatural means (means... Spoiler warning: Marller (Mara) In the manga and anime series Oh My Goddess!, Marller or Mara was once the childhood friend of the goddesses who are the main characters, though now shes a demon. ... Mara Jade Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Splinter of the Minds Eye, 1978 The Star Wars Expanded Universe (also known as the EU) encompasses all of the officially licensed, fictional background of the Star Wars universe, outside of the six feature films produced by George Lucas. ... Raymond Elias Feist (born 1945, Los Angeles, California) is an American author, mostly specialising in fantasy fiction. ... Janny Wurts is an author and illustrator of fantasy fiction books. ... The Childe Cycle is a series of science fiction novels by Gordon R. Dickson. ... Bethesda Softworks Elder Scrolls 10th anniversary logo from 2004. ... Roger Joseph Zelazny (May 13, 1937 – June 14, 1995) was an American writer of fantasy and science fiction short stories and novels. ... For the song Lord of Light by Hawkwind, see Doremi Fasol Latido Lord of Light (1967) is an epic science fiction/fantasy novel by Roger Zelazny. ... , For other uses, see Sagar (disambiguation). ... The first Filmation logo. ... BlackStar promotional poster The animated television series Blackstar was a science fantasy epic, sometimes reported as a product inspired by the immense popularity of the 1980s Thundarr, the Barbarian. ... David Eddings (born July 7, 1931) is an American author who has written several best-selling series of epic fantasy novels. ... David Eddings fantasy saga The Belgariad, and the later works that share the setting (The Malloreon, Belgarath the Sorcerer, Polgara the Sorceress), describes a pantheon of seven gods. ... // Publishing History The Micronauts was originally a Marvel comic published between 1979 and 1986. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915 - November 30, 2000) was an author of childrens books. ... FreeSpace 2 is a space simulation computer game developed by Volition, Inc. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye is a dark ride attraction at Disneyland. ... The Lord of Destruction expansion pack is an add-on for the popular game Diablo II. This expansion, unlike Diablo: Hellfire, was made by the games original publisher Blizzard North. ... Redwall was the first book in the eponymous series by Brian Jacques. ... Badger Mother is a fictional office in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. ... Salamandastron is the fictional fortress of the Badger Lords in Brian Jacquess Redwall series. ... Urthstripe the Strong is a character from the Redwall book series. ... Redwall Abbey is the fictional refuge of many of the good forest animals in the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. ... The New Adventures of He-Man is an animated series which ran from 1990-91 to promote Mattels toy line He-Man, an update of their successful Masters of the Universe line. ... A fictional Russian terrorist. ... Syphon Filter is the name of a video game series published by Sony and developed by Sony Bend (formerly Eidetic), that has appeared on the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable game systems. ... The Matrix Online (MxO) is a massively multiplayer online game developed by Monolith Productions. ...

Organisations

The Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Malay: Peoples Trust Council; commonly abbreviated as MARA) is a Malaysian government agency. ... The Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) is an Australian organisation that registers and monitors Migration Agents. ...

Popular Culture

Mara was released by the Scottish Folk / Rock group Runrig in 1995. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... This article is about the country. ... Runrig playing live link title Runrig are a Scottish folk rock band founded by brothers Rory and Calum MacDonald and their friend Blair Douglas in 1973 in the rural Western Isles of Scotland. ...

Dentistry

  • MARA, an appliance mounted to the molars used to correct an over/underbite

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Law

  • MARA (Law), the Michigan Antitrust Reform Act, passed in 1984.

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MARA (2526 words)
In Buddhism Mara is the lord of misfortune, sin, destruction and Death.
Mara is the ruler of desire and death, the two evils that chain man to the wheel of ceaseless rebirth.
The best life, Mara claimed, is to "subdue the world both with arrows and with sacrifices, and from the world obtain the world of Vsava." Mara threatened the Prince with his bow and arrow stating that he spares those who indulge in carnal pleasures.
Reflections on Mara (2184 words)
Mara is a familiar figure in the rich lore of Buddhism, most especially as the deva, or supernatural being, whose forces attack the bodhisattva Siddhartha Gautama as he sat beneath the pipal tree prior to his Enlightenment.
Mara also appears however, when the Buddha is surrounded by bhikkhus whom he is instructing, or when he is addressing a large gathering, when he is on his alms-round, or when he is preparing for sleep.
For Mara is the self to Buddha's selflessness, the fear to Buddha's fearlessness, the death to Buddha's deathlessness.
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