Padmottara, Padma-uttara: 6 definitions
Padmottara 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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
Padmottara (पद्मोत्तर) is another name (synonym) for Kusumbha, which is the Sanskrit word for Carthamus tinctorius (safflower), a plant from the Asteraceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu, which is an Āyurvedic medicinal thesaurus. Certain plant parts of Kalamba are eaten as a vegetable (śāka).
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Padmottara (पद्मोत्तर) is the name of the Bodhisattva of the Padma universe according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XV). Accordingly, “In the region of the nadir (adhas), beyond universes as numerous as the sands of the Ganges and at the extreme limit of these universes, there is the universe called Houa (Padma); its Buddha is called Houa tö (Padmaśrī) and its Bodhisattva Houa chang (Padmottara)”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Padmottara (पद्मोत्तर).—in Mv spelled also Padumot°, Padu- muttara (1) (= Pali Padumuttara), n. of a former Buddha, one of the standard list of 24 in Pali, in most BHS cases doubtless the same individual: Mv iii.240.2; 241.14; 243.3, 4, 22; 244.18; 247.5; 248.8; LV 5.4; 172.13; Gv 206.13; Mmk 499.22; a group of 500 Buddhas of this name (Pad- mot°) are recorded Mv i.58.1, 7; 61.16; (2) n. of a future Pratyekabuddha: Av i.128.6; (3) n. of one or two Bodhi- sattvas: Gv 442.1; ŚsP 50.10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) 1. Safflower. 2. A proper name: see the next. E. padma, and uttara better.
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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Ends with: Vajrapadmottara.
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 1: Incarnation as Padmottara < [Chapter VIII - Śītalanāthacaritra]
Part 1: Incarnation as Padmottara < [Chapter II - Vāsupūjyacaritra]
Part 7: Return as Cakravartin < [Chapter VIII - Śrī Mahāpadmacakricaritra]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Act 10.7: The universes and Buddhas of the ten directions < [Chapter XV - The Arrival of the Bodhisattvas of the Ten Directions]
Part 1 - For what reasons did the Buddha preach Mahāprajñāpāramitāsūtra? < [Chapter I - Explanation of Arguments]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)