Padmagiri, Padma-giri: 2 definitions


Padmagiri means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Padmagiri (पद्मगिरि) or simply Padma refers to a mountain (range) belonging to “Pūrvā or Pūrvadeśa (eastern division)” classified under the constellations of Ārdrā, Punarvasu and Puṣya, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Ārdrā, Punarvasu and Puṣya represent the eastern division consisting of [i.e., Padmagiri] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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In Buddhism

Buddhist philosophy

Source: Google Books: The Treasury of Knowledge: Book six, parts one and two (philosophy)

Padmagiri (पद्मगिरि) is the name of a locality in Nepal where stands the Svayambhū-stūpa.—On the Lotus Hill (padmagiri) or Ox Horn Hill (gośṛṅgaparvata) in Nepal, there is also a self-originated great stūpa (e.g., svayambhū-stūpa) that is called venerable and sacred. When the guide and king of the sacred teaches Buddha Śikhin appeared in the world during the age when living creatures had a life span of seventy-thousand years, the expanse of reality (dharmadhātu) naturally arose in a crystalline form from the anthers at the heart of a lotus, fashioned of gemstones. [...]

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