Padmashanda, Padmaṣaṇḍa, Padma-shanda: 8 definitions
Padmashanda 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.
The Sanskrit term Padmaṣaṇḍa can be transliterated into English as Padmasanda or Padmashanda, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: archive.org: Buddhacarita
Padmaṣaṇḍa (पद्मस्हन्द) refers to a forest grove mentioned in the Buddhacaritra 3.63-65: “Though the king’s son spoke to him thus, he not merely did not turn back but in accordance with the king’s command went on to the Padmaṣaṇḍa grove, which had been provided with special attractions. There the prince saw that lovely grove like the grove of Nandana, with young trees in full bloom, with intoxicated koils flitting joyously about, and with pavilions and tanks beautiful with, lotuses. Then the king’s son was carried off by force to that [Padmaṣaṇḍa] grove, crowded with troops of beautiful women, and was afraid of obstacles to the religious life like some anchorite novice conveyed by force to the palace of the monarch of Alakā, filled with glorious Apsarases.”Source: Oxford Academic Journals: Beauty and Words Relating to Beauty (buddhism)
Padmaṣaṇḍa (पद्मषण्ड).—In the Buddhacarita, the future Buddha is driven to the Padmaṣaṇḍa grove which had tanks beautiful with lotuses.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Padmaṣaṇḍa (पद्मषण्ड).—a multitude of lotuses.
Derivable forms: padmaṣaṇḍam (पद्मषण्डम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmaṣaṇḍa (पद्मषण्ड).—n. a quantity of lotuses, ib. 3, 76, 15 (cf. śaṇḍa, śaṇḍha, ṣaṇḍha, and khaṇḍa)
Padmaṣaṇḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms padma and ṣaṇḍa (षण्ड).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmaṣaṇḍa (पद्मषण्ड).—[neuter] a group of lotuses.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Padmaṣaṇḍa (पद्मषण्ड):—[=padma-ṣaṇḍa] [from padma] n. a multitude of lotuses, [Mahābhārata] (cf. -khaṇḍa).
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