Padapitha, Pādapīṭha, Pada-pitha: 11 definitions


Padapitha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pāda-pīṭha.—(SII 2), a foot-stool. Note: pāda-pīṭha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Vākāṭakas

Pādapiṭha (पादपिठ) refers to a “stool that was placed in front for resting the feet on”, commonly build during the reign of the Vākāṭakas (mid-3rd century CE).—Ajaṇṭā painting show that palaces, houses as well as shops in market places were constructed of wood. [...]  The furniture in the halls was of a simple type. Low square seats with round cushions for reclining against were used. A stool called pādapiṭha was placed in front for resting the feet on. The custom of placing pots one over another in slings suspended from the roof of a kitchen, which is even now in vogue, is noticed in some paintings. While dining, people sat on low square seats, with the plate placed in front on a low stool.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pādapīṭha : (nt.) a foot-stool.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pādapīṭha refers to: a foot-stool Vin. I, 9 (cp. Vin. Texts I. 92); IV, 310; DhA. III, 120=186; VvA. 291.

Note: pādapīṭha is a Pali compound consisting of the words pāda and pīṭha.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pādapīṭha (पादपीठ).—m S A footstool.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pādapīṭha (पादपीठ).—m A footstool.

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pādapīṭha (पादपीठ).—a foot-stool; चूडामणिभि- रुद्घृष्टपादपीठं महीक्षिताम् (cūḍāmaṇibhi- rudghṛṣṭapādapīṭhaṃ mahīkṣitām) R.17.28; Ku.3.11.

Derivable forms: pādapīṭhaḥ (पादपीठः), pādapīṭham (पादपीठम्).

Pādapīṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and pīṭha (पीठ).

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

Pādapīṭha (पादपीठ).—m.

(-ṭhaḥ) A foot-stool. E. pāda, and pīṭha a stool.

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

Pādapīṭha (पादपीठ).—[neuter] foot-stool.

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

1) Pādapīṭha (पादपीठ):—[=pāda-pīṭha] [from pāda > pād] m. a f°-stool, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ṭhī-√kṛ), to make into a f°-st°, [Kādambarī]

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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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