Panipada, Pāṇipāda: 8 definitions


Panipada 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद):—[pāṇipādam] Hands and feet. The part of the body attached to the forearm at the wrist / The terminal portion of the lower extremity

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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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद) refers to the “hands and feet”, according to the the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] [The Yogin] who has [attained] the natural [no-mind state] is instantly motionless as a result of having realized the emptiness of all states, resides in his own self, his hands, feet (pāṇipāda) and sense organs are all inactive and relaxed, and he is free of disturbances. Because he is one in whom breathing has radically ceased, he is seen by those standing close [to be] like an inanimate piece of wood and like the [steady flame of] a lamp situated in a windless [place]. [...]”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद) refers to “hands and feet”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 19).—Accordingly, “Furthermore, some say that generosity is the cause and condition (hetupratyaya) for obtaining the thirty-two marks. Why is that? [...] Because one gives tasty food (madhura-sāhāra), one obtains the marks consisting of having soft and delicate hands and feet (mṛdu-taruṇa-pāṇipāda) and the seven parts of the body well-rounded (saptotsada). [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद).—n.

(-daṃ) The hands and feet E. pāṇi the hand, and pāda the foot.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद).—[neuter] sgl. & [masculine] [plural] hands and feet.

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

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद):—[=pāṇi-pāda] [from pāṇi] n. sg. ([Āpastamba]) m. [plural] ([Suśruta]) the h° and feet

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṇipāda (पाणिपाद):—[pāṇi-pāda] (daṃ) 1. n. The hands and feet.

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Panipada in German

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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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