Padabandha, aka: Pādabandha, Pada-bandha; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

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.
Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra
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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)

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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: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD
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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-English dictionary

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

Derivable forms: padabandhaḥ (पदबन्धः).

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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 LV 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.: LV 156.12; Divy 100.12; 442.7. On the Tibetan see s.v. pāda-b°.

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

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