Hamsapada, aka: Haṃsapāda, Haṃsapādā, Haṃsapada, Hamsa-pada; 6 Definition(s)
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद):—One of the two varieties of Hiṅgūla (‘cinnabar’), which is a medicinal and alchemical drug from the Sādhāraṇarasa group, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra. The literal translation of the Sanskrit word Haṃsapāda is “Goose feet”, it is composed of the words Haṃsa (‘goose’) and Pāda (‘foot’). It is also known as Pāka.Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Haṃsapāda is a variety of Hiṅgūla (“Cinnabar”).—Also known as Pāka. It is like a red pravāla (coral) and is full of śalākās (long niddle like structures) and considered the best variety.Source: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Haṃsapādā (हंसपादा).—An Apsaras.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 8.
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.
India history and geogprahy
Haṃsapada.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.); same as kākapada (q. v.). Note: haṃsapada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Haṃsapada.—same as suvarṇa (q. v.). Note: haṃsapada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Haṃsapada (हंसपद).—a particular weight (karṣa).
Derivable forms: haṃsapadaḥ (हंसपदः).
Haṃsapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pada (पद).
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Derivable forms: haṃsapādam (हंसपादम्).
Haṃsapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pāda (पाद).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-daṃ) Vermilion. f. (-dī) A shrub, (Clitoria ternata.) E. haṃsa a goose, pāda a foot, (to which they are compared in colour, form, &c.:) see the last; also in the fem. form, kan added, haṃsapādikā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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