Sthalapadma, Sthala-padma: 6 definitions



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General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Sthalapadma (स्थलपद्म) refers to the plant Hibiscus mutabilis (a species of mallow), according to chapter 2.2 [ajitanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.—(cf. Agnipurāṇa 251.1-4).

Accordingly: “[...] Their (i.e., Ajita and Sagara) breasts resembled slabs of Svarṇaśaila, and their navels were very deep like the mind. Their legs were like the legs of a deer; and their feet had straight toes like the petals of the sthalapadma. Charming naturally and especially so because of youth, they were dear to young women, like gardens because of spring. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sthalapadma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthalapadma (स्थलपद्म).—a land-lotus; सरोजलक्ष्मीं स्थलपद्महासैः (sarojalakṣmīṃ sthalapadmahāsaiḥ) Bk.2.3.

Derivable forms: sthalapadmam (स्थलपद्मम्).

Sthalapadma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sthala and padma (पद्म).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthalapadma (स्थलपद्म).—n.

(-dmaṃ) A shrub, (Hibiscus mutabilis.) E. sthala dry ground, and padma a lotus.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Sthalapadma (स्थलपद्म):—[=sthala-padma] [from sthala > sthal] m. Arum Indicum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] the flower of Hibiscus Mutabilis, [Pañcarātra; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]

3) [v.s. ...] another plant (= chattra-pattra, tamālaka), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Sthalapadma (स्थलपद्म):—[sthala-padma] (dmaṃ) 1. n. A shrub, Hibiscus mutabilis.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sthalapadma (स्थलपद्म):—

1) m. Arum indicum [Ratnamālā im Śabdakalpadruma] —

2) n. die Blüthe von Hibiscus mutabilis [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 4, 34.] [PAÑCAR. 1, 7, 26. 10, 51.] [Bhaṭṭikavya 2, 3.] — Vgl. sthalakamala .

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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.

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