Padmakhanda, Padmakhaṇḍa, Padma-khanda: 8 definitions
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General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Padmakhaṇḍa (पद्मखण्ड) or Padmakhaṇḍapura is the name of an ancient city, according to chapter 3.6 [candraprabha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly, “[...] Then the Lord’s (i.e., Candraprabha’s) fourth kind of knowledge, mind-reading knowledge, illuminating the mind-substance of creatures of the human world, arose. On the next day the Lord broke his fast with rice-pudding at the house of King Somadatta in Padmakhaṇḍa-pura. The five divine things—the stream of treasure, etc., were made by the gods, and a jeweled platform was made by the king on the ground marked by the Arhat’s feet. [...]”
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Padmakhaṇḍa (पद्मखण्ड).—a multitude of lotuses.
Derivable forms: padmakhaṇḍam (पद्मखण्डम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇḍaṃ) A quantity of lotuses, or spot abounding with them. E. padma a lotus, and khaṇḍa a portion or district.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Padmakhaṇḍa (पद्मखण्ड) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—of the Brahmāṇḍapurāṇa. [Mackenzie Collection] 75.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Padmakhaṇḍa (पद्मखण्ड):—[=padma-khaṇḍa] [from padma] n. a quantity of lotuses, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]
2) [v.s. ...] Name of [chapter] of the Brahmāṇḍa-PurāṇaSource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmakhaṇḍa (पद्मखण्ड):—[padma-khaṇḍa] (ṇḍaṃ) 1. n. Many lotuses.
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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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