Pancabana, aka: Pañcabāṇa, Pancan-bana; 4 Definition(s)

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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)

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

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 20. 29.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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

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

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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