Hastapada, Hastapāda, Hasta-pada: 6 definitions


Hastapada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Hastapāda (हस्तपाद) refers to the “hands and feet”, according to the Kularatnoddyota, one of the earliest Kubjikā Tantras.—Accordingly, [while describing the gross form of Navātman called Śabdarāśinavātman]: “(Navātman) has a big body and burns intensely, illumining the sky with (his) radiant energy. (He has) five faces (with) large eyes and is adorned with ten arms and the moon. He has a large chest and, auspicious, has a serene face. He has long arms (that extend up to) the knees, (large) thighs and shanks (like a) palm tree. (His) stomach is thin. He has beautiful hands and feet (su-hastapāda) and thin fingers (like tender) shoots. The lustre of (his) nails is like the moon and his face shines with (his) radiant teeth. The middle (part of his body) is marked by a deep navel and the lotus of the navel is a clockwise spiral”.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Hastapada in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Hastapāda (हस्तपाद) refers to the “hands and feet”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.19 (“Jalandhara’s emissary to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the self-created fierce Gaṇa: “If you are badly in need of food, if hunger torments you, eat up immediately the flesh of your own hands and feet (hastapāda)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Hastapāda (हस्तपाद).—the hands and feet; न मे हस्तपादं प्रसरति (na me hastapādaṃ prasarati) Ś.4.

Derivable forms: hastapādam (हस्तपादम्).

Hastapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hasta and pāda (पाद).

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

Hastapāda (हस्तपाद).—[neuter] sgl. hands and feet.

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

Hastapāda (हस्तपाद):—[=hasta-pāda] [from hasta] m. [dual number] or n. sg. hands and feet, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya]

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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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