Brahmapada, Brahman-pada: 9 definitions


Brahmapada means something in 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद).—The oneness with the Brahmā;1 in Gayā.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 101. 91.
  • 2) Ib. 109. 18; 111. 48 and 56.
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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद) refers to the “state of (the supreme) Brahma”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [Now], I shall define the nature of that highest, mind-free absorption which arises for those devoted to constant practice. [...] Those exceptional persons who desire to become absorbed in the state of the supreme Brahma (para-brahmapada), for them all the Siddhis become the cause of their ruin. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmapada in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद).—n or brahmapadavī f (S) The office, station, or post of Brahma; as attained by the austerities of Yog &c. Hence Any extraordinary exaltation or conspicuous supremacy. v pāva, miḷa, prāpta hō.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Brahmapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद).—

1) the rank or position of a Brāhmaṇa.

2) the place of the Supreme Spirit.

Derivable forms: brahmapadam (ब्रह्मपदम्).

Brahmapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and pada (पद).

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

Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद).—n.

(-daṃ) The place or nature of spiritual being. 2. The station or rank of a Brahman or of Brahma. E. brahma, and pada to place.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद):—[=brahma-pada] [from brahma > brahman] n. the place of Brahmă, [Maitrī-upaniṣad]

2) [v.s. ...] the station or rank of Brahmā or of a Brāhman, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Brahmapāda (ब्रह्मपाद):—[=brahma-pāda] [from brahma > brahman] ([in the beginning of a compound]) Brahmā’s feet

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद):—[brahma-pada] (daṃ) 1. n. Nature of deity.

[Sanskrit to German]

Brahmapada in German

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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 (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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