Pippalada, aka: Pippala-ada, Pippalāda; 3 Definition(s)


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Pippalāda (पिप्पलाद).—An ancient sage belonging to the tradition of preceptors. (See under Guruparamparā). It is said that this sage got that name because he was in the habit of eating Pippalī in large quantities daily. Praśnopaniṣad tells a story of how the sages Sukeśa, Śaibya, Satyakāma (Kaśyapa), Kauśalya, Bhārgava and Kabandhī went to Pippalāda seeking Ātmajñāna (spiritual knowledge) and how he gave them instructions on the same.

Padma Purāṇa gives the following information regarding Pippalāda:—"Once Kuṇḍala, a brahmin residing in Kurukṣetra, got a son named Sukarmā. Sukarmā’s parents were old and Sukarmā spent most of his time looking after his sickly aged parents. Kuṇḍala taught his son all the Vedas and Śāstras. At that time in the gotra of Kaśyapa was born a brahmin named Pippalāda. Controlling his senses and abandoning all passions he did severe penance in a forest called Daśāraṇya. The greatness of his penance made the animals of the forest leave their mutual enmity and live in perfect peace. Even the devas were astonished at the power of his penance. (See full article at Story of Pippalāda from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

1a) Pippalāda (पिप्पलाद).—A pupil of Devadarśa;1 the sage who communicated the aṅgāravrata to Yudhiṣṭhira, narrating an old saṃvāda between Śukra and Virocana;2 came to see Parīkṣit practising prāyopaveśa; knew the Yoga power of Viṣṇu.3

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 35. 57; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 10.
  • 2) Matsya-purāṇa 72. 1, 5-6, 45.
  • 3) Bhā I. 19. 10; II. 7. 45:

1b) A disciple of Vedasparśa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 51.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Pippalada in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

Pippalāda (पिप्पलाद).—a.

1) eating the fruit of the Pippala tree.

2) given to sensual pleasures.

Pippalāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pippala and ada (अद). See also (synonyms): pippalāśana.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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