Related Overviews


'padārtha' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Hinduism


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

1 The key term of Vaiśeṣika ontology, indicating a fundamental category of existence, of which there are seven according to the developed tradition. See also Vaiśeṣika.

2 In Nyāya, the term used for a category or topic of debate, of which there are sixteen in all. The Vaiśeṣika padārthas (categories of existence) are subsumed under the second Nyāya padārtha (prameya). See also Nyāya.

Subjects: Hinduism.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.