Bhadrapada, Bhādrapada: 17 definitions
Bhadrapada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
Vastushastra (architecture)Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra
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 (e.g., 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.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद), corresponding to “August-September”, refers to one of the months (māsa) in the Vedic calendar.—There are twelve months in a Vedic lunar calendar, and approximately every three years, there is a thirteenth month. Each month has a predominating deity and approximately corresponds with the solar christian months. [...] In accordance with the month of the year, one would utter the Vedic month, for example, bhādrapada-māsi.
The presiding deity of Bhādrapada is Hṛṣīkeśa.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism
Bhadrapadā (भद्रपदा) [both Bhadrapadās] refers to two of the various Nakṣatras mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Bhadrapadā).Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography
Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद) (presided over by Gaṇeśa) is the eleventh of twelve months, as commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—Accordingly, there are altogether twelve months [viz., Bhādrapada] having twelve deities as given in the kālacakra-maṇḍala.—“here they are all accompanied with their Śaktis, mostly four-armed and have their distinctive vehicles”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—m The name of the 6th month.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Bhadrapada (भद्रपद).—name of a nāga king: Mahā-Māyūrī 247.16.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-dā) A name given to the 26th and 27th lunar asterisms: see bhādrapadā .
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(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—1. m. the month Bhādra. 2. f. dā, a name common to the twentysixth and twenty-seventh lunar asterisms.
Bhādrapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhādra and pada (पद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद).—[masculine] [Name] of a month.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhadrapada (भद्रपद):—[=bhadra-pada] [from bhadra > bhand] n. Name of a metre, [Colebrooke]
2) Bhadrapadā (भद्रपदा):—[=bhadra-padā] [from bhadra-pada > bhadra > bhand] f. Name of the 3rd and 4th lunar asterisms, [Varāha-mihira] etc. (also n.; dā-yoga m. Name of [chapter] of Bhaṭṭôtpala’s [commentator or commentary] on [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā])
3) Bhadrapāda (भद्रपाद):—[=bhadra-pāda] [from bhadra > bhand] mfn. born under the Nakṣatra Bhadra-padā, [Pāṇini 7-3, 18 [Scholiast or Commentator]]
4) Bhādrapada (भाद्रपद):—[=bhādra-pada] [from bhādra] m. ([from] bhadra-padā) the month Bhādra (a rainy month corresponding to the period from about the middle of August to the middle of September), [Varāha-mihira; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Suśruta]
5) Bhādrapadā (भाद्रपदा):—[=bhādra-padā] [from bhādra-pada > bhādra] f. [dual number] and [plural] = bhadra-padā Name common to the 3rd and 4th Nakṣatras (q.v.), [Sūryasiddhānta; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 18 - Performance of Śrāddha under different Constellations (Nakṣatra) < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 3 - The race of Dharma: three attributes of the self-born God < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 24 - The arrangement of the heavenly luminaries < [Section 2 - Anuṣaṅga-pāda]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 198 - Procedure to be Followed during the Saptāha < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 57 - Padmā Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 69 - The Vow of Śravaṇa Dvādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 4: Vimala’s birth and his birth-rites < [Chapter III - Vimalanāthacaritra]
Part 4: Birth of Supārśva < [Chapter V - Supārśvanāthacaritra]
Part 5: Story of Ārdrakakumāra < [Chapter VII - The stories of Celaṇā’s one-pillared palace]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 2 - Date of the Kālacakra-tantra < [Book 10 - The Kālacakra]
Chapter 28 - Paṇḍita Vanaratna < [Book 10 - The Kālacakra]
Chapter 1c - The Zur Geneology (xiii): Rta ston jo yes < [Book 3 - Early translations of Secret Mantra]
Brihat Samhita (by N. Chidambaram Iyer)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter LIX - Discourses on Astrology < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter XLII - Description of investing a phallic emblem with sacred thread < [Agastya Samhita]
Chapter LVIII - Positions and dimensions of the sun and other planets < [Agastya Samhita]