Ashtapadi, Aṣṭapadī, Ashtan-padi: 4 definitions


Ashtapadi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Aṣṭapadī can be transliterated into English as Astapadi or Ashtapadi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Aṣṭapadī (अष्टपदी) is the name of a work on Sanskrit prosody (chandas) ascribed to Śrīmuṣṇaṃ Śrīnivāsa Kavi (of Vīravallī family): the son of Varada Deśika alias Varada Nārāyaṇaguru of Kauṇḍinyagotra. Śrīnivāsa is also the author of the Vṛttālaṅkāramālikā. Also see “New Catalogus Catalogorum” NCC. XXXI. p. 23 and XXXVI. p. 43. and Descriptive Catalogue GOML no. 12744.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aṣṭapadī (अष्टपदी).—f (S) A piece of poetry or song consisting of eight pada (a metrical piece).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aṣṭapadī (अष्टपदी).—f A piece of poetry consisting of 8 padas.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṣṭapadī (अष्टपदी).—(°ṣṭa-ṣṭā°)

1) wild sort of jasmin (Mar. velamogarī); श्यामान्वारणपुष्पांश्च तथाऽ- ष्टपदिका लताः (śyāmānvāraṇapuṣpāṃśca tathā'- ṣṭapadikā latāḥ) Mb.13.54.6.

2) a variety of metre, often used in Jayadeva's Gītagovinda.

Aṣṭapadī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and padī (पदी).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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