Padakrama, Pada-krama, Pādakrama: 11 definitions


Padakrama 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Padakrama in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Padakrama (पदक्रम) refers to the “sequence of the parts”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] The goddess is both with parts (sakalā) and without parts (niṣkalā). Her body is the Wheel (of the sixteen lunar energies) and she is the Transmental. Situated in the midst of the sequence of the parts [i.e., padakrama], she shines brilliantly with the ornaments of the parts that are (her) limbs. She is the (supreme) plane (pada) attained by (this) mantra of the parts. The goddess, born of the sixteen syllables, playfully attains the eight yogic accomplishments by (her) power”.

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Padakrama (पदक्रम) refers to a “series of footsteps”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] Any person who is hanging on to the ultimate [reality of yours] and wishes to perceive and measure your proportions with his [limited] mind, that man of perception smarter [than everyone] in this world evidently touches the shadow of his own head in a series of his own footsteps (sva-padakrama)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Padakrama in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pādakrama (पादक्रम) refers to “(thudding) footsteps”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.7 (“Commencement of the War”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Battle drums were sounded as loud as the rumbling sound of the clouds at the dissolution of the world. The harsh musical instruments were also played when he came. The Asuras in the company of Tāraka roared and shook the ground with their thudding footsteps (pādakrama), leapings and bouncings. Undaunted by that terrible noise, the gods simultaneously rose up to fight Tāraka. [...]”.

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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 dictionary

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

Padakrama (पदक्रम).—

1) walking, a pace; न चित्रमुच्चैः श्रवसः पदक्रमम् (na citramuccaiḥ śravasaḥ padakramam) (praśaśaṃsa) Śiśupālavadha 1.52.

2) a particular method of reciting the Veda; cf. क्रम (krama).

Derivable forms: padakramaḥ (पदक्रमः).

Padakrama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pada and krama (क्रम).

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

Padakrama (पदक्रम).—name of a mleccha king: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 621.25.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Padakrama (पदक्रम).—m.

(-maḥ) 1. Step, pace. 2. Walking. E. pada, and krama going.

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

1) Padakrama (पदक्रम):—[=pada-krama] [from pada > pad] m. a series of steps, pace, walking, [Śiśupāla-vadha i, 52] (cf. citra-padakramam)

2) [v.s. ...] a series of quarters of verses, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] method of reciting or writing the Veda (See krama)

4) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] (or [in the beginning of a compound]) the Pada-pāṭha and the different Krama-pāṭhas, [Mahābhārata]

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

Padakrama (पदक्रम):—[pada-krama] (maḥ) 1. m. Step, pace.

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

Padakrama (ಪದಕ್ರಮ):—[noun] a particular mode of elaborating the grouping of rhythmic beats into measures of equal or unequal length.

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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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