Pancabana, Pañcabāṇa, Pancan-bana, Pamcabana: 11 definitions


Pancabana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchabana.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pancabana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण) refers to the “five arrows” (of Kāma), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.17 (“The dialogue between Indra and Kāmadeva”).—Accordingly, as Kāma said to Brahmā: “[...] O dear friend, I shall cause the downfall of that enemy of yours who is performing a severe penance to usurp your position. [...] I can undoubtedly make Brahmā and Viṣṇu go astray. Others are of no consideration. I shall make even Śiva fall. I have only five arrows that are soft [i.e., pañcabāṇapaṃcaiva mṛdavo bāṇāste] and flowery. My bow is of three types. That too is flowery. The bowstring consists of bees. My support and strength is my beloved wife Ratī. Spring is my minister. O god, I am having five forces. The moon, the storehouse of nectar, is my friend. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण).—A name of the God of love.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 20. 29.
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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.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pancabana in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण) (Cf Bāṇapañcaka) refers to “five arrows”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “[...] O goddess, I will (now) tell you about the god of Kāmarūpa. (His) city is fashioned all around with pillars of sapphire. It has palaces, mansions, arches, banners, goads, and bows. The god holds five arrows [i.e., pañcabāṇa-dhara] and is accompanied by Kāmeśvarī. Without a body and in the form of light, he melts away the entire universe. He is the lord of the fourteen worlds and holds the staff (of authority). Everything, including passion and the rest, takes place impelled by his will. Thus, it is located in the foremost portion, above Mind Beyond Mind. O Pārvatī, one should meditate on it above the Cavity of Brahmā within the End of the Twelve”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancabana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcabāṇa (पंचबाण).—m (S Poetry.) A name of the god kāmadēva or Cupid. See his five arrows under bāṇa.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pañcabāṇa (पंचबाण).—m A name of the god Cupid.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण).—epithets of the god of love; (so called because he has five arrows; their names are:-aravindamaśokaṃ ca cūtaṃ ca navamallikā | nīlotpalaṃ ca pañcaite pañcabāṇasya sāyakāḥ || the five arrows are also thus named:-saṃmohanonmādanau ca śoṣaṇastāpanastathā | stambhanaśceti kāmasya pañcabāṇāḥ prakīrtitāḥ ||).

Derivable forms: pañcabāṇaḥ (पञ्चबाणः).

Pañcabāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and bāṇa (बाण). See also (synonyms): pañceṣu, pañcaśara.

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Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण).—epithets of the god of love; see पञ्चेषु (pañceṣu).

Derivable forms: pañcabāṇaḥ (पञ्चबाणः).

Pañcabāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and bāṇa (बाण). See also (synonyms): pañcavāṇa, pañcaśara.

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

Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण).—[masculine] the god of love (lit. the five-arrowed).

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

Pañcabāṇa (पञ्चबाण):—[=pañca-bāṇa] [from pañca] m. ‘having 5 arrows’, Name of the god of love, [Kālidāsa; Daśakumāra-carita etc.]

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Pancabana in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancabana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃcabāṇa (ಪಂಚಬಾಣ):—

1) [noun] (pl.) the five types of sexual incitements or influences (figuratively conceived as five arrows of flowers, that inflicts pleasant pain) the Love-God Manmatha, has on human beings.

2) [noun] Manmatha, himself.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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