Padmalaya, Padmālaya, Padma-alaya: 6 definitions
Padmalaya 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Padmālayā (पद्मालया) or “Goddess of the lotus” refers to a name of Lakṣmī, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.16. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] O sage, when we were asked by Śiva thus, I, the grandfather of the worlds, spoke to Lord Śiva on being prompted by Viṣṇu: [...] O Śiva, accept a beloved wife as a life companion in the same manner as Viṣṇu has taken the Goddess of the lotus [viz., Padmālayā] (Lakṣmī) and I have taken the goddess of speech”.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Padmālaya (पद्मालय).—an epithet of Brahman, the creator. (-yā) 1 an epithet of Lakṣmī.
Derivable forms: padmālayaḥ (पद्मालयः).
Padmālaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms padma and ālaya (आलय).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-yā) A name of the goddess Lakshmi. E. padma a lotus, and ālaya an asylum. lavaṅge ca .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmālaya (पद्मालय).—[masculine] [Epithet] of Brahman (the lotus-housed).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Padmālaya (पद्मालय):—[from padma] m. ‘dwelling in a l°’, Name of Brahmā, [Mahābhārata]
2) Padmālayā (पद्मालया):—[from padmālaya > padma] f. Name of Śrī, [ib.; Harivaṃśa]
3) Padmālaya (पद्मालय):—[from padma] n. Name of a city, [Siṃhāsana-dvātriṃśikā or vikramāditya-caritra, jaina recension]
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 6 - Marks of Viṣṇu’s Devotee < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 7 - Preparations for the Marriage of Padmālayā (Padmāvatī) < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
Chapter 8 - The Marriage of Śrīnivāsa and Padmāvatī < [Section 1 - Veṅkaṭācala-māhātmya]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 227 - The Description of the Vibhūti of Tripād < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 229 - A Description of Viṣṇu’s Vyūhas < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]