Padakricchra, aka: Pādakṛcchra, Pada-kricchra; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pādakṛcchra can be transliterated into English as Padakrcchra or Padakricchra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Padakrichchhra.

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Pādakṛcchra (पादकृच्छ्र).—a vow in which taking of meals and observing a fast are done on alternate days; Y.

Derivable forms: pādakṛcchram (पादकृच्छ्रम्).

Pādakṛcchra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and kṛcchra (कृच्छ्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pādakṛcchra (पादकृच्छ्र).—n.

(-cchraṃ) A sort of penance, eating once and fasting on alternate nights. E. pāda a quarter, and kṛcchra penance.

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