Padmakuta, Padmakūṭa: 3 definitions


Padmakuta means something in 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Padmakūṭa (पद्मकूट).—The palace where Suprabhā wife of Śrī Kṛṣṇa used to reside. (Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha, Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva).

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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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Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Padmakūṭa (पद्मकूट) is the name of an ancient Vidyādhara king from Kāñcanābha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 58. Accordingly, as Manorathaprabhā said to Somaprabha: “... there is here, on the table-land of the Himālayas, a city named Kāñcanābha, and in it there dwells a king of the Vidyādharas named Padmakūṭa”.

The story of Padmakūṭa was narrated by Gomukha to Naravāhanadatta in order to demonstrate that “the appointed union of human beings certainly takes place in this world, though vast spaces intervene”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Padmakūṭa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Padmakūṭa (पद्मकूट):—[=padma-kūṭa] [from padma] m. Name of a prince of the Vidyā-dharas, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] n. Name of the palace of Su-bhīmā, [Harivaṃśa]

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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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