Padangushtha, aka: Pada-angushtha, Pādāṅguṣṭha, Padāṅguṣṭha; 6 Definition(s)


Padangushtha 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.

The Sanskrit terms Pādāṅguṣṭha and Padāṅguṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Padangustha or Padangushtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Pādāṅguṣṭha (पादाङ्गुष्ठ) is a Sanskrit word referring to “foot-tumb” (the great toe). It is used in Yoga.

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Pādāṅguṣṭha (पादाङ्गुष्ठ) refers to the “big toe” of the Buddha, to which his rays (raśmi) might return after emission, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). According to the Avadānaśataka and Divyāvadāna, it is a custom that, at the moment when the Buddha Bhagavats show their smile, blue, yellow, red and white rays flash out of the Bhagavat’s mouth, some of which go up and some of which go down. Those that go down penetrate into the hells (naraka); those that go up penetrate to the gods from the Cāturmahārājikas up to the Akaniṣṭas. Having travelled through the trisāhasramahāsāhasralokadhātu, the rays return to the Bhagavat from behind. According as to whether the Buddha wishes to show such-and-such a thing, the rays return to him by a different part of the body.

The returning of the rays into the big toe (pādāṅguṣṭha) of the Buddha predicts a birth among the Pretas.

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

Marathi-English dictionary

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pādāṅguṣṭha (पादांगुष्ठ).—m S A great toe.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pādāṅguṣṭha (पादांगुष्ठ).—m A great 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

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Padāṅguṣṭha (पदाङ्गुष्ठ).—the great toe, thumb (of the foot).

Derivable forms: padāṅguṣṭhaḥ (पदाङ्गुष्ठः).

Padāṅguṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pada and aṅguṣṭha (अङ्गुष्ठ).

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Pādāṅguṣṭha (पादाङ्गुष्ठ).—the great toe.

Derivable forms: pādāṅguṣṭhaḥ (पादाङ्गुष्ठः).

Pādāṅguṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and aṅguṣṭha (अङ्गुष्ठ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pādāṅguṣṭha (पादाङ्गुष्ठ).—m.

(-ṣṭhaḥ) The great toe. E. pāda a foot, aṅguṣṭha the thumb.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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