Pancabhautika, Pāñcabhautika, Panca-bhautika, Pamcabhautika: 15 definitions


Pancabhautika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Panchabhautika.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक) refers to:—There are five material elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether. The ingredients of matter are also counted as twenty-three: the total material energy, false ego, sound, touch, form, taste, smell, earth, water, fire, air, sky, eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin, hands, legs, evacuating organs, genitals, speech and mind. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Pancabhautika in Ayurveda glossary
Source: National Mission for Manuscripts: Traditional Medicine System in India

Pañcabhautika (पञ्चभौतिक) refers to the theory that the body consisting of the five elements (pañcamahābhūta).—Life can be defined as the combination of śarīra (body), indriya (sense organs), sattva (manas) and Ātman (soul). The universe is based on the pañcamahābhūtas, viz. ākāśa, (space), pṛthvī (earth), vāyu (air), jala (water) and agni (fire). The Ayurvedic system says that the body is also pañcabhautika and the medicines i.e. plants and animals are also pañcabhautika. So the pañcabhautika-śarīra can be treated with pañcabhautika drug.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक) refers to the “five elements” (of which the universe is composed), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.13 (“Resuscitation of Indra”).—Accordingly, as Bṛhaspati eulogized Śiva: “[...] With the Rajas attribute you alone create the worlds assuming the name Brahma. You are identical with Viṣṇu in Sattva attribute and you protect the entire universe. With the Tamas attribute you assume the form of Śiva, O great God and you alone devour the universe composed of five elements (pāñcabhautika). With the strength of meditating on you, O creator of the universe, the sun blazes, the moon exudes nectar and the wind blows. [...]”.

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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pancabhautika in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक) or simply Bhautika refers to the “five qualities” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 40):

  1. rūpa (form),
  2. śabda (sound),
  3. gandha (smell),
  4. rasa (taste),
  5. sparśa (tangible).

It can also be spelled as Pañcabhautika. The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., pāñca-bhautika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

pāñcabhautika (पांचभौतिक).—a S Composed of the five elements, material.

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

pāñcabhautika (पांचभौतिक).—a Composed of the five ele- ments, material.

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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»] — Pancabhautika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक).—a. (- f.) Composed of the five elements or containing them; पाञ्चभौतिकी सृष्टिः (pāñcabhautikī sṛṣṭiḥ) Mv.6; Y.3.175.

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

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Consisting or made of the five elements. E. pañcabhūta, and ṭhañ aff.

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

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक).—i. e. pañcan-bhūta + ika, adj. Consisting of the five elements, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 6, 29.

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

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक).—[adjective] consisting of the five elements.

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

1) Pañcabhautika (पञ्चभौतिक):—[=pañca-bhautika] [from pañca] [wrong reading] for pāñcabh.

2) Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक):—[=pāñca-bhautika] [from pāñca] mf(ī)n. (-bhūta) composed of or containing the 5 elements, [Mahābhārata; Suśruta] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] n. (with ādāna) the assumption of the 5 el°, [Yājñavalkya]

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

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक):—[pāñca-bhautika] (kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a. Consisting of the five elements.

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Pancabhautika 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»] — Pancabhautika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pāṃcabhautika (ಪಾಂಚಭೌತಿಕ):—[adjective] made of, consisting of five basic elements (as earth, air, fire, water and ether).

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Pāṃcabhautika (ಪಾಂಚಭೌತಿಕ):—[noun] anything that is made of, consisting of five basic elements (as earth, air, fire, water and ether).

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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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