Bhadrapada, aka: Bhādrapada; 8 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—The harvest [in ancient Kashmir] was reaped probably at the end of Bhādrapada or in the beginning of Āśvayuj. The Rājataraṅgiṇī often speaks of fields covered with the autumnal rice crop ripe in the month of Bhādrapada.

Source: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—(Tṛtīya)—a Manvantarādi for śrāddha;1 a nakṣatra.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 17. 6.
  • 2) Ib. 54. 11; 55, 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 52.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

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Bhādrapāda (भाद्रपाद) refers to the twenty-sixth of twenty-seven constellations (ṛkṣa), according to the Mānasāra. Ṛkṣa is the third of the āyādiṣaḍvarga, or “six principles” that constitute the “horoscope” of an architectural or iconographic object. Their application is intended to “verify” the measurements of the architectural and iconographic object against the dictates of astrology that lay out the conditions of auspiciousness.

The particular nakṣatra, also known as ṛkṣa (eg., bhādrapāda) of all architectural and iconographic objects (settlement, building, image) must be calculated and ascertained. This process is based on the principle of the remainder. An arithmetical formula to be used in each case is stipulated, which engages one of the basic dimensions of the object (breadth, length, or perimeter/circumference). In the context of village planning and measurement, the text sates that among the stars (ṛkṣa), the ones that are pūrṇa (odd), are auspicious and the ones that are karṇa (even), inauspicious.

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—m (S) The name of the sixth month, August-September.

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bhādrapadā (भाद्रपदा) [or दी, dī].—a Relating to the month bhādrapada.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—m The name of the 6th month.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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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Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—[bhadrābhiryuktā paurṇamāsī bhādrī sā yasmin māse aṇ] Name of a lunar month (corresponding to AugustSeptember); भाद्रद्वये सागरे (bhādradvaye sāgare) Jyotiṣam.

-dāḥ (f. pl.) Name of the 25th and 26th lunar mansions (pūrvābhādrapadā and uttarābhādrapadā).

Derivable forms: bhādrapadaḥ (भाद्रपदः).

See also (synonyms): bhādra.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhadrapada (भद्रपद).—n. of a nāga king: Māy 247.16.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Bhadrapadā (भद्रपदा).—f.

(-dā) A name given to the 26th and 27th lunar asterisms: see bhādrapadā .

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Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—m.

(-daḥ) The month Bhadra. E. bhadrapadā the asterism and aṇ aff. f.

(-dā) A name common to the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh lunar asterisms, distinguished by the epithets prior and subsequent or pūrva and uttaraḥ see pūrvabhādrapadā, &c. E. bhādra said to mean a cow, and pada foot, aṇ added optionally; whence it it is often read bhadrapadā .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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