Pithika, aka: Pīṭhikā; 9 Definition(s)
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—A pedestal (base) on which the image is installed; here must be provided a Praṇālaka to let water flow; ten kinds of Pīṭhikas distinguished; Śthaṇḍita, Vāpī, Yakṣī, Vedī, Maṇḍalā, Pūrṇacandrā, Vajrā, Padmā, Ardhaśāsī, and Trikoṇa,1 these may be made of stone, earth, or wood according to the Linga.2Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
India history and geogprahy
Pīṭhika.—(ASLV), Sanskrit pīṭhikā; a throne; same as rājya. Note: pīṭhika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Pīṭhikā.—(EI 2), a platform. Note: pīṭhikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
pīṭhikā : (f.) a small chair or bench.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pīṭhikā, (f.) (fr. pīṭha) a bench, stool Vin. II, 149 (“cushioned chair” Bdhgh; see Vin. Texts III, 165); J. IV, 349; DA. I, 41; VvA. 8. (Page 461)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—f (S) A series of generations; a whole race or line; one's lineage or pedigree. 2 fig. The whole of any business, affair, story; all the particulars, points, circumstances, items.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—f A series of generations; lineage or pedigree. The whole story.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) A seat (bench, stool).
2) A pedestal, base.
3) A section or division of a book, as the पूर्व- पीठिका (pūrva- pīṭhikā) and उत्तरपीठिका (uttarapīṭhikā) of दशकुमारचरित (daśakumāracarita).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—(1) base, pedestal (of a divine figure; compare Sanskrit pīṭha): pṛthivī tasya pī° Kv 15.9 (misprinted pīthikā); this is the definition of pw, but perhaps footstool is at least equally probable; (2) in Kv 32.18 perh. error for piṭakā or piṭikā = Sanskrit piṭaka, basket, in lit. sense (compare pīṭhaka): pīṭhikām upagṛhya, said of Rāma (Viṣṇu) masquerading as a brahman dwarf in mendicant's garb; pīṭhikā surely means something which an ascetic might carry (hardly footstool!).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-kā) 1. A bench. 2. A festival. 3. A chapter of a book.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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