From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Padartha, PadArtha, Padaartha

Padārtha literally means 'object, category'

This word is used in several senses such as the meaning of a word an object and a category. The last one is a technical term used in the Vaiśesika Darśana and comprises seven padārthas.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore