Padanguli, aka: Pada-anguli, Pādaṅguli, Pādāṅguli; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Padanguli in Mahayana glossaries]

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 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).

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Padanguli in Pali glossaries]

pādaṅguli : (f.) a toe.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

[Padanguli in Marathi glossaries]

pādāṅgulī (पादांगुली).—f S A toe.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pādāṅgulī (पादांगुली).—f A toe.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Padanguli in Sanskrit glossaries]

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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