Padmakara, aka: Padmakarā, Padmākara, Padma-akara, Padma-kara; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Padmākara (पद्माकर).—A Character in the story in Śiva Purāṇa describing the greatness of a Śivayogin. (See Ṛṣabha).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Padmakarā (पद्मकरा).—A goddess following Revatī.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 179. 73.
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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Padmākara (पद्माकर).—

1) a large tank of pond abounding in lotuses.

2) a pond or pool or water in general.

3) a lotus-pool.

4) an assemblage of lotuses; पद्माकरं दिनकरो विकचीकरोति (padmākaraṃ dinakaro vikacīkaroti) Bh.2.73.

Derivable forms: padmākaraḥ (पद्माकरः).

Padmākara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms padma and ākara (आकर).

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Padmakara (पद्मकर).—a. holding a lotus. (-raḥ, -staḥ) 1 an epithet of Viṣṇu.

2) a lotus like hand.

3) Name of the sun.

-rā, -stā Name of Lakṣmī.

Padmakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms padma and kara (कर). See also (synonyms): padmahasta.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Padmakara (पद्मकर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. The sun. 2. An epithet of Vishnu. E. padma, and kara hand, his image always holding a lotus in one hand.

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Padmākara (पद्माकर).—m.

(-raḥ) A large deep tank or pond; one in which the lotus does or may grow. E. padma, and ākara a mine.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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