Hamsapada, Haṃsapāda, Haṃsapādā, Haṃsapada, Hamsa-pada: 15 definitions

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Hamsapada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

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: Indian Journal of History of Science: Rasaprakāśa-sudhākara, chapter 6

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.

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ancient Science of Life: Vaidyavallabha: An Authoritative Work on Ayurveda Therapeutics

Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद) refers to Hiṅgula (Ferula narthex) and is the name of a medicinal plant dealt with in the 17th-century Vaidyavallabha written by Hastiruci.—The Vaidyavallabha is a work which deals with the treatment and useful for all 8 branches of Ayurveda. The text Vaidyavallabha has been designed based on the need of the period of the author, availability of drugs (viz., Haṃsapāda) during that time, disease manifesting in that era, socio-economical-cultural-familial-spiritual-aspects of that period Vaidyavallabha.

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Haṃsapada (हंसपद):—A unit of Measurement; Synonym of one karsha equivalents to 12g of metric units

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hamsapada in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Haṃsapādā (हंसपादा).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 8.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Hamsapada in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Haṃsapada (हंसपद) refers to the “plane of the vital Self”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, [while illustrating the composition of the Goddess’s body]: “[...] The venerable lord is the body and Kuṇḍalinī is the energy. She is the savour and she is sixfold (as the Krama) on the plane of the vital Self (haṃsapada) [haṃse pade ṣaḍvidhā]. Vakrā, born of the Śrīkula is encompassed by the three lineages and is given as the Command consisting of three and a half (measures of energy) and, ninefold as the lords of the cities and the rest (within the body). Within the group of four (sacred seats), she is Kubjinī.[...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

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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Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद).—

1) vermilion.

2) quick-silver.

Derivable forms: haṃsapādam (हंसपादम्).

Haṃsapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pāda (पाद).

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

Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद).—n.

(-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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद).—I. m. vermilion. Ii. f. , a particular shrub.

— Cf. [Gothic.] fôtus; [Anglo-Saxon.] fót.

Haṃsapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms haṃsa and pāda (पाद).

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

Haṃsapada (हंसपद).—[neuter] goose-foot (as a mark), a cert. weight; [masculine] [plural] [Name] of a people.

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

1) Haṃsapada (हंसपद):—[=haṃsa-pada] [from haṃsa] n. goose-foot (as a mark), Nar.

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] weight (= karṣa), [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] See [preceding]

4) Haṃsapadā (हंसपदा):—[=haṃsa-padā] [from haṃsa-pada > haṃsa] f. a kind of Svara-bhakti, [Māṇḍūkī-śikṣā]

5) Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद):—[=haṃsa-pāda] [from haṃsa] m. the foot of a goose, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

6) Haṃsapādā (हंसपादा):—[=haṃsa-pādā] [from haṃsa-pāda > haṃsa] f. Name of an Apsaras, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for haṃsa-padā

8) Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद):—[=haṃsa-pāda] [from haṃsa] n. vermilion, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] quicksilver, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Haṃsapāda (हंसपाद):—[haṃsa-pāda] (daṃ) 1. f. (ī) Idem. n. Vermilion.

[Sanskrit to German]

Hamsapada 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Hamsapada in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Haṃsapada (ಹಂಸಪದ):—

1) [noun] = ಹಂಸಪಾದ - [hamsapada -] 1.

2) [noun] (pros.) a metrical verse having four lines each having eight groups of three syllables each followed by one long syllable (uuu, uuu, uuu, uuu, uu-, -uu, -uu, -uu, -).

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Haṃsapāda (ಹಂಸಪಾದ):—

1) [noun] the foot of a swan.

2) [noun] a mark (^) used to denote insertion of a word or letter in writing or correcting proof; caret.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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