Padaraksha, Pādarakṣā, Pādarakṣa, Pada-raksha: 7 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Pādarakṣā and Pādarakṣa can be transliterated into English as Padaraksa or Padaraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
India history and geography
Pāda-rakṣā.—cf. Tamil pāda-raṭcai (SITI), shoes; sandals. Note: pāda-rakṣā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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.
Languages of India and abroad
pādarakṣā (पादरक्षा).—f S Any protection for the feet,--shoes, stockings &c. pādarā a (pādaṇēṃ) Given to breaking of wind. Pr. pādaṛyāsa vālācēṃ mīsa. 2 fig. Cowardly; a funker. 3 Epithet of kiḍā and applied (from his constantly making fœtid emissions) to a brownish sort of beetle; otherwise called piṅgūḷa. 4 Applied, fig. in the sense Feeble, fragile, infirm, unsubstantial, unsolid, insignificant, to buildings, things, business, counsels, speech, persons.
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.
1) a shoe.
2) a foot-guard; (pl.) armed men protecting the feet of an elephant in battle; शिरांसि पादरक्षाणां बीजवत् प्रवपन् मुहुः (śirāṃsi pādarakṣāṇāṃ bījavat pravapan muhuḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.271.1.
Derivable forms: pādarakṣaḥ (पादरक्षः).
Pādarakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and rakṣa (रक्ष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pādarakṣa (पादरक्ष).—[pāda-rakṣ + a], m. A footguard, [Draupadīpramātha] 8, 10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pādarakṣa (पादरक्ष):—[=pāda-rakṣa] [from pāda > pād] m. ‘f°-guard’
2) [v.s. ...] [plural] armed men who run by the side of an elephant in battle to protect its feet, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]
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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: Raksha, Pada.
Starts with: Padarakshana.
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