Jalapada, Jālapāda, Jala-pada: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Jālapāda (जालपाद) is a Sanskrit word referring to the “web-footed bird” (e.g. the cāṣa and the like). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.13)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Jālapāda (जालपाद) refers to a type of swan / goose or duck (Water bird species with webbed feet).—Birds have been described in several ancient Sanskrit texts that they have been treated elaborately by eminent scholars. These birds [viz., Jālapāda] are enumerated in almost several Smṛtis in context of specifying the expiations for killing them and their flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites. These are elaborated especially in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [chapter VI], Gautamasmṛti [chapter 23], Śātātapasmṛti [II.54-56], Uśānasmṛti [IX.10-IX.12], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.172-I.175], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.28-51.29], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.16].

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Jālapāda (जालपाद).—See under Devadatta I.

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Jālapāda (जालपाद) is the name of a great ascetic who, by means of treachery, became a Vidyādhara, as mentioned in the story “Devadatta the gambler”, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 26. Accordingly,  “... there he [Devadatta] saw alone a great ascetic, named Jālapāda, who had attained many objects by magic, and he was muttering spells in a corner”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Jālapāda, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jālapāda (जालपाद).—a goose; जालपादभुजौ तौ तु पादयोश्चक्रलक्षणौ (jālapādabhujau tau tu pādayoścakralakṣaṇau) Mb.12.343.36.

Derivable forms: jālapādaḥ (जालपादः).

Jālapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jāla and pāda (पाद). See also (synonyms): jālapād.

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

Jālapāda (जालपाद).—[jāla-pāda], m. A webfooted bird, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 13.

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Jalapāda (जलपाद).—(rather

Jalapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jala and pāda (पाद).

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

Jālapāda (जालपाद).—[masculine] a webfooted bird.

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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. 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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