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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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.
Yoga (school of philosophy)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. [...]”.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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
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
(-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 feetSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Brahmapada (ब्रह्मपद):—[brahma-pada] (daṃ) 1. n. Nature of deity.
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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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Ends with: Parabrahmapada.
Search found 9 books and stories containing Brahmapada, Brahman-pada, Brahma-pada, Brahmapāda, Brahma-pāda; (plurals include: Brahmapadas, padas, Brahmapādas, pādas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 8.13.120 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Verse 8.13.119 < [Chapter 13 - A Thousand Names of Lord Balarāma]
Verse 3.7.13 < [Chapter 7 - The Holy Places of Śrī Girirāja]
Shat-cakra-nirupana (the six bodily centres) (by Arthur Avalon)
Verse 41 < [Section 7]
Verse 42 < [Section 7]
Summary (of verses 41-49) < [Section 7]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 53 - Origin of Centre of Pilgrimage with Brahmā’s foot < [Section 3 - Arbuda-khaṇḍa]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CXXXIV - The story of the carcass continued < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]