Proshthapada, aka: Proṣṭhapada, Proshtha-pada, Proṣṭhapāda; 2 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit terms Proṣṭhapada and Proṣṭhapāda can be transliterated into English as Prosthapada or Proshthapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

[Proshthapada in Hinduism glossaries]

Proṣṭhapada (प्रोष्ठपद, ‘feet of a stool’) or later Bhadrapadā (‘auspicious feet’), a double asterism forming a square, the former (pūrva) consisting of α and β Pegasi, the latter (uttara) of γ Pegasi and α Andromedæ.

(Source): archive.org: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Proshthapada in Sanskrit glossaries]

Proṣṭhapada (प्रोष्ठपद).—the month भाद्रपद (bhādrapada); कुर्यादापरपक्षीयं मासि प्रौष्ठपदे द्विजः । श्राद्धं पित्रोर्यथावित्तं तद्बन्धूनां च वित्तवान् (kuryādāparapakṣīyaṃ māsi prauṣṭhapade dvijaḥ | śrāddhaṃ pitroryathāvittaṃ tadbandhūnāṃ ca vittavān) Bhāg.7.14.19.

- the 25th and 26th lunar mansions; पूर्वाभाद्रपदा (pūrvābhādrapadā) and उत्तराभाद्रपदा (uttarābhādrapadā); these are double stars. 'चत्वार एकमभिकर्म देवाः प्रौष्ठपदास इति यान् वदन्ति (catvāra ekamabhikarma devāḥ prauṣṭhapadāsa iti yān vadanti)' Ts.; गुणवन्तोऽनुरूपाश्च रुच्या प्रौष्ठपदोपमाः (guṇavanto'nurūpāśca rucyā prauṣṭhapadopamāḥ) Rām. 1.18.16.

- The full-moon of भाद्रपद (bhādrapada); प्रौष्ठपद्यां प्रौर्णमास्यां हेमसिंहसमन्वितम् । ददाति यो भागवतं स याति परमां गतिम् (prauṣṭhapadyāṃ praurṇamāsyāṃ hemasiṃhasamanvitam | dadāti yo bhāgavataṃ sa yāti paramāṃ gatim) || Bhāg.12.13.13.

Derivable forms: proṣṭhapadaḥ (प्रोष्ठपदः).

Proṣṭhapada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms proṣṭha and pada (पद). See also (synonyms): prauṣṭhapada.

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Proṣṭhapāda (प्रोष्ठपाद).—a. born under the above Nakṣatra; P.VII.3.18.

Proṣṭhapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms proṣṭha and pāda (पाद). See also (synonyms): prauṣṭhapāda.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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