Padatala, Pādatala, Pada-tala: 16 definitions

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Padatala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pādatala (पादतल):—[pādatalam] Sole. Under part of the foot

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pādatala (पादतल) [ā-pādatala?] refers to the “soles of the feet”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, as Bhairava explains: “[...] (The teacher) should think that (that energy) possesses the great force of a rotating wheel within the root Wheel. O goddess, he should think that it is rotating within the other body. He should imagine that (that energy) is straight and, connected to the soles of the feet [ā-pādatala-saṃlagna], (extends upwards). Having visualized it within the other body, (the teacher) will certainly cause (his disciple) to fall (on the ground in a trance)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pādatala (पादतल) refers to the “soles of the feet”.—According to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV): “wheels with a thousand spokes imprinted on the soles of his (pādatala) feet shoot out six hundred prabhedakoṭi of rays”. The head is the noblest part of the body; why does the Buddha first emit rays from the soles of his feet (pādatala)? Answer. – The body owes its stability (pratiṣṭhāna) to the feet. Moreover, if the head is noble in the body, the feet are lowly and, since the Buddha does not esteem his own rays and does not consider them very precious, he emits them from the lowly place. Finally, the nāgas, mahoragas and asuras emit rays from their mouths and poison whatever is in front of them. If the Buddha emitted his rays from his mouth, beings would be frightened and fear to be exposed to them. This is why the Buddha emits rays from the soles of his feet (pādatala).

After emission, the rays (raśmi) might return to the pādatala (“soles of the feet”), 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 soles of his feet (pādatala) of the Buddha predicts a birth in hell (narakopapatti).

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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

[«previous next»] — Padatala in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pādatala : (nt.) the sole of the foot.

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

Pādatala refers to: the sole of the foot Vin. I, 179; M. III, 90; D. III, 143, 148; PvA. 74.

Note: pādatala is a Pali compound consisting of the words pāda and tala.

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paḍataḷa (पडतळ) [or पडताळ, paḍatāḷa].—n ( H) Baggage or luggage.

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paḍataḷā (पडतळा) [or पडताळा, paḍatāḷā].—m (para & tāḷā) Reducing to experiment; referring to some standard; comparing with others; examining by cross operations in order to prove: also measuring, weighing, or counting with. v pāha or tāḍūna pāha.

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

paḍataḷā (पडतळा) [or paḍatāḷā, or पडताळा].—m Reducing to experi- ment; comparing with others.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pādatala (पादतल).—the sole of the foot.

Derivable forms: pādatalam (पादतलम्).

Pādatala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and tala (तल).

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

Pādatala (पादतल).—n.

(-laṃ) 1. The sole or the lower part of the foot. adv. As low as, or under the feet. E. pāda, and tala below.

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

Pādatala (पादतल).—n. the sole of the foot.

Pādatala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāda and tala (तल).

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

Pādatala (पादतल).—[neuter] the sole of the foot.

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

Pādatala (पादतल):—[=pāda-tala] [from pāda > pād] n. sole of the foot, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta]

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

Pādatala (पादतल):—[pāda-tala] (laṃ) 1. n. Sole of the foot.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pādatala (पादतल):—(pāda + tala) n. Fusssohle [Mahābhārata 13, 7444.] [Suśruta 1, 25, 11. 125, 15. 127, 3.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 2, 5, 41.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 618.] no pādatale tayā nipatitam [Amaruśataka 62.]

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Pādatala (पादतल):—, talāhati [Spr. 2579.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pādatala (पादतल):—n. Fusssohle. tale ni-pat Jmd (Gen.) zu Füssen fallen.

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Padatala in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Paḍatāla (पडताल):—(nf) checking up, testing; survey; investigation; collation; re-measurement (of a field etc.); re-vetting; hence ~[] (v).

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