Padakkhina, Padakkhiṇā, Padakkhiṇa: 3 definitions


Padakkhina means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Padakkhina in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

padakkhiṇā : (f.) to go round, keeping the right side turned towards a respectful person or an object of veneration; circumambulation.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Padakkhiṇa, (adj.) (pa+dakkhiṇa) 1. “to the right, ” in phrase padakkhiṇaṃ karoti (with Acc. of object) to hold (a person, etc.) to one’s right side, i.e. to go round so as to keep the right side turned to a person, a mode of reverential salutation Vin. I, 17; S. I, 138; A. I, 294; II, 21, 182; III, 198; Sn. 1010; J. I, 50, 60; III, 392. ‹-› 2. “(prominent) with the right, ” i.e. skilful, clever, quick in learning J. IV, 469 (=susikkhita C.).—3. lucky, auspicious, turning out well or favourable J. V, 353 (=sukha-nipphattin vuddhi-yutta C.).

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context information

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.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Padakkhina in Prakrit glossary
Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Padakkhiṇa (पदक्खिण) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Pradakṣiṇa.

2) Padakkhiṇa (पदक्खिण) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pradakṣiṇa.

3) Padakkhiṇā (पदक्खिणा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pradakṣiṇā.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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