Paramapada, Parama-pada: 5 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)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”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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
(-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.
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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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Narada Parivrajaka Upanishad of Atharvaveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Laghu-yoga-vasistha (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)