Padabhaga, Pada-bhaga, Pādabhāga: 5 definitions

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Introduction:

Padabhaga 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

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pādabhāga (पादभाग) refers to one of the twenty aspects of tāla (time-measure), according to the Nāṭyaśāstrahapter chapter 28. In musical performance, tāla refers to any rhythmic beat or strike that measures musical time. It is an important concept in ancient Indian musical theory (gāndharvaśāstra) traceable to the Vedic era.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pādabhāga (पादभाग).—a quarter.

Derivable forms: pādabhāgaḥ (पादभागः).

Pādabhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and bhāga (भाग).

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

Pādabhāga (पादभाग).—f. a fourth part, Mahābhārata 2, 204. Purobhāga, i. e.

Pādabhāga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and bhāga (भाग).

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

Pādabhāga (पादभाग).—[masculine] fourth part, quarter.

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

1) Pādabhāga (पादभाग):—[=pāda-bhāga] [from pāda > pād] m. a fourth part, quarter, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. amounting to a qu°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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