Padabandha, Pādabandha, Pada-bandha, Padabamdha: 11 definitions


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Pādabandha (पादबन्ध) refers to a variety of adhiṣṭhāna, which is a pedestal or base of a structure, and a very important component in the art of construction (śilpa). Pādabandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14) as having a further four sub-varieties. In the Śilparatna and the Kāśyapaśilpa it is mentioned as having eight sub-varieties. Pādabandha is also mentioned in the Mayamata, Kāśyapaśilpa and the Vimānārcanakalpa.

The following are the 8 sub-varieties of pādabandha according to the Kāśyapaśilpa:

  1. ambujakesara,
  2. puṣpapuṣkala,
  3. śrīkāntabandha,
  4. śreṇibandha,
  5. vaprabandha,
  6. sundarābja,
  7. nalinakānta,
  8. ambujakānta.
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Pādabandha (पादबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Pādabandha-adhiṣṭhāna contains five distinctly cut mouldings, according to Mayamata (verses 14.19-20) and Mānasāra (verses 14.5-11). They are,

  1. upāna,
  2. jagati,
  3. tripaṭṭa-kumuda,
  4. gala,
  5. paṭṭikā.

The name pādabandha given to this type of adhiṣṭhāna is probably due to the reason that the Pāda (literally feet), i.e., the lowest moulding dominates the elevation of the Plinth. Their prominence is enhanced further by making the lowest mouldings project forward like the human feet, from the vertical norm of the upper part of the plinth.

Source: OpenEdition books: Architectural terms contained in Ajitāgama and Rauravāgama

Pādabandha (पादबन्ध) refers to “n. of a type of base §§ 3.8, 15.”.—(For paragraphs cf. Les enseignements architecturaux de l'Ajitāgama et du Rauravāgama by Bruno Dagens)

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Padabandha (पदबन्ध).—a foot-step, step.

Derivable forms: padabandhaḥ (पदबन्धः).

Padabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pada and bandha (बन्ध).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Padabandha (पदबन्ध).—m. (= pāda-b°, q.v.), a particular technique of holding or wielding (the bow), viz. apparently [Page317-b+ 71] by using the foot in some way; Tibetan on Lalitavistara renders gom stabs, step-manner (making a step?); in a list of arts to be mastered by a prince, and associated with muṣṭi- bandha, q.v.: Lalitavistara 156.12; Divyāvadāna 100.12; 442.7. On the Tibetan see s.v. pāda-b°.

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Pādabandha (पादबन्ध).—m., = pada-b°, q.v.: Mahāvyutpatti 4980 (after muṣṭi-b°, śikhā-b°) = Tibetan gom staṅs, step-posture, or gom stabs, step-manner (the latter used by Tibetan on Lalitavistara for pada-b°). The definitions given by [Tibetan-English Dictionary] for these Tibetan cpds. cannot apply to our passages, which clearly relate to archery; see muṣṭi-b°.

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

Pādabandha (पादबन्ध).—m. a chain for the feet, Mahābhārata 8, 2586.

Pādabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and bandha (बन्ध).

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

Padabandha (पदबन्ध).—[masculine] poem (lit. = seq.).

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Pādabandha (पादबन्ध).—[masculine] fetter for the feet.

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

1) Padabandha (पदबन्ध):—[=pada-bandha] [from pada > pad] m. a footstep, pace, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Pādabandha (पादबन्ध):—[=pāda-bandha] [from pāda > pād] m. a tie or fetter for the feet, [Mahābhārata]

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Padabandha 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»] — Padabandha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Padabaṃdha (ಪದಬಂಧ):—

1) [noun] the arrangement or interrelation of the words in a poem or passage; morphological construction.

2) [noun] construction of a line or lines in a poem.

3) [noun] any ornament for the ankle, foot, etc.

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Pādabaṃdha (ಪಾದಬಂಧ):—[noun] a thick chain used to tie to the leg of an elephant.

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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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