Padika, aka: Pādika; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Pādika (पादिक).—The time of the night, calculated from the moment of the moon.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 45.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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India history and geogprahy

Pādika.—cf. Telugu-Kannaḍa pātika (CITD); one-fourth of anything; (1/64)th part of the coin termed pagoda (q.v.). Note: pādika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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padika : (adj.) consisting of poetical lines. (m.) a pedestrian.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Padika, (adj.) (fr. pada 1; cp. padaka3) consisting of feet or parts, —fold; dvādasa° twelve fold J. I, 75 (paccayākāra). (Page 409)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Padika (पदिक).—a.

1) Going on foot, pedestrian.

2) One Pada long.

3) Containing only one division.

-kaḥ A footman.

-kam The point of the foot.

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Pādika (पादिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Amounting to a quarter or fourth; पादिकं शतम् (pādikaṃ śatam), 25 per cent.

2) Lasting for a quarter of the time; Ms 3.1.

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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