Padmantaka, Padmāntaka: 4 definitions

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Padmantaka 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.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Padmāntaka (पद्मान्तक) presides over the west and represents one of the ten deities of the quarters (Dikpāla) commonly depicted in Buddhist Iconography, and mentioned in the 11th-century Niṣpannayogāvalī of Mahāpaṇḍita Abhayākara.—His Colour is Red ; he has three faces and six arms.—The third Lord of the quarters is Padmāntaka (who presides over the west).

Padmāntaka is described in the Niṣpannayogāvalī (mañjuvajra-maṇḍala) as follows:—

“Padmāntaka is in the West and is red in colour with three faces of red, blue and white colour. He holds the red lotus, the sword, the jewel and the discus”.

[The two principal hands hold the śakti in embrace. In the vajrahūṃkāra-maṇḍala he is known by the name of Vajroṣṇīṣa.]

Source: academia.edu: The Structure and Meanings of the Heruka Maṇḍala

Padmāntaka (पद्मान्तक) is the name of a Vīra (hero) who, together with the Ḍākinī named Padmāntakī forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the Hṛdayacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava chapter 15. Accordingly, the hṛdayacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the Herukamaṇḍala. The 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs and Vīras [viz., Padmāntaka] are reddish yellow in color; they each have one face and four arms; they hold a skull bowl, a skull staff, a small drum, and a knife.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Padmāntaka (पद्मान्तक) refers to the third of the “ten wrathful ones” (daśakrodha) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 11). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., daśa-krodha and Padmāntaka). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Padmāntaka (पद्मान्तक).—m., one of the 10 krodhas: Dharmasaṃgraha 11; Sādhanamālā 137.9.

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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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