Pithika, Pīṭhikā: 13 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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
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 geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pīṭhikā : (f.) a small chair or bench.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)
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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—f A series of generations; lineage or pedigree. The whole story.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Pīṭhikā (पीठिका).—(1) base, pedestal (of a divine figure; compare Sanskrit pīṭha): pṛthivī tasya pī° Kāraṇḍavvūha 15.9 (misprinted pīthikā); this is the definition of [Boehtlingk], but perhaps footstool is at least equally probable; (2) in Kāraṇḍavvūha 32.18 perhaps 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) 1. A bench. 2. A festival. 3. A chapter of a book.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pīṭhikā (पीठिका):—[from pīṭhaka > pīṭha] f. a stool, bench, [Rāmāyaṇa; Mālavikāgnimitra; Kathāsaritsāgara]
2) [v.s. ...] a base, pedestal ([especially] of an idol, [Kathāsaritsāgara]), [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha; Varāha-mihira [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. pūrvapīṭhikā).Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Pīṭhikā (पीठिका):—(nf) background (as [pūrva]~); stroma; seat, base.
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