Kakapada, Kākapāda, Kākapada, Kaka-pada: 14 definitions
Kakapada means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Kākapada (काकपद) refers to a “crow’s feet” sign made on the head, which is the prescribed appearance for jesters (vidūṣaka), according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 23. It is composed of the words kuñcita (curved) and mūrdhaja (hair of the head). Providing masks is a component of nepathya (costumes and make-up) and is to be done in accordance with the science of āhāryābhinaya (extraneous representation).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Kākapāda (काकपाद) is the name of a leader of Gaṇas (Gaṇapa or Gaṇeśvara or Gaṇādhipa) who came to Kailāsa, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.20. Accordingly, after Śiva decided to become the friend of Kubera:—“[...] The leaders of Gaṇas revered by the whole world and of high fortune arrived there. [...] Another (leader of Gaṇas) Kākapāda with six crores and the lord Santānaka with six crores, Mahābala, Madhupiṅga and Piṅgala each with nine crores. [...]”.
These [viz., Kākapāda] and other leaders of Gaṇas [viz., Gaṇapas] were all powerful (mahābala) and innumerable (asaṃkhyāta). [...] The Gaṇa chiefs and other noble souls of spotless splendour eagerly reached there desirous of seeing Śiva. Reaching the spot they saw Śiva, bowed to and eulogised him.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)
Kākapada (काकपद):—[kākapadaṃ] If there is no remedy for poisoning, it is the last line of treatment, in which incision is made on the scalp of the shape of crow’s feet, and on that the medicine is kept.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Kākapāda (काकपाद) [?] (in Chinese: Kia-kia-po-t'o) is the name of an ancient kingdom associated with Mūla (or Mūlanakṣatra) and Pūrvāṣāḍhā (or Pūrvāṣāḍhānakṣatra), as mentioned in chapter 18 of the Candragarbha: the 55th section of the Mahāsaṃnipāta-sūtra, a large compilation of Sūtras (texts) in Mahāyāna Buddhism partly available in Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese.—Chapter 18 deals with geographical astrology and, in conversation with Brahmarāja and others, Buddha explains how he entrusts the Nakṣatras [e.g., Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍhā] with a group of kingdoms [e.g., Kākapāda] for the sake of protection and prosperity.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
India history and geography
Kākapada or Kākapāda.—(SII 2), name of a flaw in diamonds; a mark indicating omission of letters written outside the line. Note: kākapada is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kākapāda : (m.) crow's foot; cross mark.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kākapāda refers to: crow’s foot or footmark Vism. 179 (as pattern);
Note: kākapāda is a Pali compound consisting of the words kāka and pāda.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
kākapada (काकपद).—n (S kāka Crow, pada Foot. From the resemblance. ) The mark v showing where something interlined should be read, a caret.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kākapada (काकपद).—n A caret.
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.
Kākapada (काकपद).—[neuter] a crow’s foot.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kākapada (काकपद):—[=kāka-pada] [from kāka] n. the mark of a crow’s foot or a similar mark or figure, [Suśruta; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] marks or lines in the skin similar to a crow’s foot, [Suśruta]
3) [v.s. ...] the foundation or base of anything so shaped, [Jyotiṣa]
4) [v.s. ...] the sign V in [manuscripts] marking an omission
5) [v.s. ...] a particular flourish of the pen indicating an oft-recurring word
6) [v.s. ...] m. a modus coeundi, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
1) [noun] = ಕಾಕಪಾದ - [kakapada -] 1 & 2.
2) [noun] a particular mode or position in sexual intercourse.
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1) [noun] a crow’s foot.
2) [noun] the sign ' ^ ' used in writing to denote something left out but to be inserted.
3) [noun] a particular kind of defect in gems.
4) [noun] one of the six types of rythmic cycle in Karnāṭaka music system.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Sushruta Samhita, Volume 5: Kalpasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Chapter II - Description of Sthavara (vegetable and mineral) poisons
Chapter V - The medical treatment of snake bites
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 33 - March of The Victorious Lord Śiva < [Section 2.5 - Rudra-saṃhitā (5): Yuddha-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 20 - Śiva goes to Kailāsa < [Section 2.1 - Rudra-saṃhitā (1): Sṛśṭi-khaṇḍa]
The Agni Purana (by N. Gangadharan)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 26 - The Marriage of Hara and Gaurī Celebrated < [Section 2 - Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa]
Reviews < [October 1954]
Natyashastra (English) (by Bharata-muni)