Paramapada, Parama-pada: 5 definitions



Paramapada 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Paramapada in Purana glossary
Source: Shodhganga: Temples and cult of Sri Rama in Tamilnadu

Paramapada refers to one of the 108 divyadesas according to Priyavaccan Pillai’s compendium of the Ramayana based on the Nalayirativviyappirapantam.—[...] The remaining two divyadesas are supposed to be in the heavens. They are Tirupparkatal (51 hymns) and Paramapada (36 hymns). Both are supposed to constitute the world of Visnu, the Vaikuntha. Nammalvar in the Tiruvaymoli (8.2.8) adds: “Let us reach the Vaikuntha and Parkatal”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Paramapada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paramapada (परमपद).—

1) the best position, highest rank.

2) final beatitude; विष्णोः पदे परमे मध्व उत्सः (viṣṇoḥ pade parame madhva utsaḥ) Rv.1.154.5.

Derivable forms: paramapadam (परमपदम्).

Paramapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms parama and pada (पद).

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

Paramapada (परमपद).—n.

(-daṃ) 1. Eminence, high station. 2. Final felicity E. parama, and pada station.

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

Paramapada (परमपद):—[=parama-pada] [from parama > para] n. the highest state or position, eminence, final beatitude, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Paramapada (परमपद):—[parama-pada] (daṃ) 1. n. Eminence, high rank or station; final bliss.

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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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