Padmabandha, Padma-bandha: 6 definitions


Padmabandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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

Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śilpa-śāstra

Pādabandha (पद्मबन्ध) refers to a variety of adhiṣṭhāna, which is a pedestal or base of a structure, and a very important component in the art of construction (śilpa). Padmabandha is mentioned in the Mānasāra (chapter 14) as having a further four sub-varieties. In the Śilparatna it is mentioned as having two sub-varieties. Pādabandha is also mentioned in the Mayamata, Kāśyapaśilpa (as abjabandha) and the Vimānārcanakalpa.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Shodhganga: Temples of Salem region Up to 1336 AD

Padmabandha (पद्मबन्ध).—A type of adhiṣṭhāna (‘pedestal’);—Texts like Mānasāra (verses 14.72-85) and Mayamata (verses 14.34) mention the padmabandha-adhiṣṭhāna. Kāśyapaśilpa (verses 6.65-68) addresses this type as abjabandha, which is synonymous to padmabandha. Padmabandha, in the place of Jagati, should possess a mahāpadma and the lacing of padmadalas should be provided for the kumuda.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Padma-bandha.—(CITD), a kind of artificial composition of verses, in which the syllables are arranged in the form of a lotus. Cf. padma-vṛtta. Note: padma-bandha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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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

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Padmabandha (पद्मबन्ध).—a kind of artificial composition in which the words are arranged in the form of a lotus-flower; see K. P.9. ad. loc.

Derivable forms: padmabandhaḥ (पद्मबन्धः).

Padmabandha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms padma and bandha (बन्ध).

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

Padmabandha (पद्मबन्ध).—m.

(-ndhaḥ) The artificial arrangement of the words of a verse in a figure representing the leaves of a lotus; It is fully illustrated in Saraswati Kanthabharana. E. padma, and bandha binding.

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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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