Padanguli, Pādaṅguli, Pādāṅguli, Pada-anguli: 12 definitions
Padanguli means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Pādāṅguli (पादाङ्गुलि, “toe”) refers to the “ten toes of the feet”, from which the Buddha emitted numerous rays when he smiled with his whole body after contemplating the entire universe, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—Accordingly, having himself arranged the lion-seat, the Bhagavat sat down cross-legged; holding his body upright and fixing his attention, he entered into the samādhirājasamādhi. Then, having tranquilly come out of this samādhi and having contemplated the entire universe with his divine eye (divyacakṣus), the Bhagavat smiled with his whole body. Wheels with a thousand spokes imprinted on the soles of his feet (pādatala) shoot out six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays. In the same way, beams of six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays are emitted from the ten toes of his feet (pādāṅguli).
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Pādāṅguli (पादाङ्गुलि) refers to the “toes” and is associated with the syllable maṃ, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “[Do caturviṃśati-aṅga nyāsa; Touch twenty-one parts of one’s body with right middle finger, and recite seed syllables] ... Maṃ on the toes (maṃ pādāṅgulyo)”.
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
pādaṅguli : (f.) a toe.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pādaṅguli refers to: same PvA. 125 (opp. to hatth’aṅguli finger).
Note: pādaṅguli is a Pali compound consisting of the words pāda and aṅguli.
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.
pādāṅgulī (पादांगुली).—f S A toe.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pādāṅgulī (पादांगुली).—f A toe.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Pādāṅguli (पादाङ्गुलि) or Pādāṅgulī (पादाङ्गुली).—f. a toe.
Derivable forms: pādāṅguliḥ (पादाङ्गुलिः).
Pādāṅguli is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and aṅguli (अङ्गुलि).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pādāṅgulī (पादाङ्गुली).—f. (-lī) A toe. E. pāda a foot, aṅgulī a finger.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pādāṅguli (पादाङ्गुलि).—[feminine] toe (foot-finger).
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Pādāṅgulī (पादाङ्गुली).—[feminine] toe (foot-finger).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pādāṅgulī (पादाङ्गुली):—[pādā+ṅgulī] (lī) 3. f. A toe.
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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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Partial matches: Pada, Anguli.
Starts with: Padanguliyaka.
Full-text: Hastanguli, Hatthanguli, Vethaka.
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