Kramapatha, Krama-patha, Kramapāṭha: 5 definitions

Introduction

Kramapatha 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous (K) next»] — Kramapatha in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kramapāṭha (क्रमपाठ).—Recital of the Vedic Saṃhitā by means of separate groups of two words, repeating each word except the first of the Vedic verseline; see क्रम (krama) above. The various rules and exceptions are given in detail in Paṭalas ten and eleven of the Ṛk Prātiśākhya. The Vedic Saṃhitā or Saṃhitāpāṭha is supposed to be the original one and the Padapāṭha prepared later on, with a view to preserving the Vedic text without any change or modification of a letter, or accent; cf. न लक्षणेन पदकारा अनुवर्त्याः । पदकारैर्नाम लक्षणमनुवर्त्यम् (na lakṣaṇena padakārā anuvartyāḥ | padakārairnāma lakṣaṇamanuvartyam) M. Bh. on III. 1.109, VI. 1.207 and VIII. 2.16, where Patañjali clearly says that grammar-rules are not to follow the Padapāṭha, but, the writer of the Padapāṭha is to follow the rules already laid down. The Jaṭāpāṭha, the Ghanapāṭha and the other recitals are later developments of the Padapāṭha as they are not mentioned in the Prātiśākhya works.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kramapāṭha (क्रमपाठ).—A method of teaching the Vedas. It is due to the insistence on strict adherence to this method of teaching that even after thousands of years variations have not crept into the original texts of the Vedas which form the earliest literature. There is a portion called 'word study' (Pada Pāṭha) in the Vedas (the scripture). Every word in the Veda is separated from its prefixes and suffixes. The second step is Kramapāṭha or the study of joining prefixes and suffixes to each word got by the first step. Next step is Jaṭāpāṭha in which words are combined with their prefixes and suffixes. To guard against the creeping in of mistakes in this step, the next step which is known as Ghanapāṭha is taught. In this step the first step of Padapāṭha and the second step of Krama pāṭha are mixed together and intermingled from beginning to end and end to beginning. There are rules to make combined words by using prefixes and suffixes. These rules are called Prātiśākhya. Because the Vedas are taught in this way with so much attention and care, their texts have never been subjected to changes and variations.

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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-English dictionary

[«previous (K) next»] — Kramapatha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kramapāṭha (क्रमपाठ).—the Karma reading.

Derivable forms: kramapāṭhaḥ (क्रमपाठः).

Kramapāṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms krama and pāṭha (पाठ).

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

Kramapāṭha (क्रमपाठ).—[masculine] the step-recitation (of the Veda, [opposed] saṃhitāpāṭa q.v.).

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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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