Pithika, aka: Pīṭhikā; 9 Definition(s)

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Pithika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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)

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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.2

  • 1) Matsya-purāṇa 262. 1-7.
  • 2) Ib. 262. 19-20; 269. 8.
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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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
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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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
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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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
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—

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).—f.

(-kā) 1. A bench. 2. A festival. 3. A chapter of a book.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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