Pancacuda, Pañcacūḍā: 9 definitions


Pancacuda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Panchachuda.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pancacuda in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pañcacūḍā (पञ्चचूडा).—A nymph. Once Śuka, son of Vyāsa by his yogic powers entered the Ākāśa. Then a host of celestial maidens led by Pañcacūḍā stood watching him in admiration. (See under Śuka)

Bhīṣma once told Dharmaputra that women were fickleminded and the cause of evils. To explain his statement he pointed out to the conversation between Nārada and Pañcacūḍā. Nārada once conducted a world tour during the course of which he met Pañcacūḍā and asked her the characteristics of women. She replied thus: "Even beautiful, venerable and noble ladies would stoop to folly. It is not the habit of women to leave away charming men of wealth if they get them conveniently. Any woman can be tamed if you please her in the proper way. If women remain faithful to their husbands it is because they are afraid of scandal. They will enjoy men without looking into their age or figure. The desire for men in women can be compared to that of Antaka (god of Death) for the lives of men. This is the secret of womanhood." (Chapter 38, Anuśāsana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pañcacūḍā (पञ्चचूडा).—An Apsaras.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 14.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancacuda in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pañcacūḍa (पञ्चचूड).—name of a nāga king: Mahā-Māyūrī 247.20.

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

Pañcacūḍā (पञ्चचूडा).—f.

(-ḍā) One of the nymphs of heaven. E. pañca, and cūḍā a top knot.

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

Pañcacūḍa (पञ्चचूड).—I. adj. having five tufts of hair. Ii. f. ḍā, the name of an Apsaras.

Pañcacūḍa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and cūḍa (चूड).

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

1) Pañcacūḍa (पञ्चचूड):—[=pañca-cūḍa] [from pañca] mf(ā)n. (pa) having 5 protuberances (cf. f.)

2) [v.s. ...] (also -ka) having 5 crests or tufts of hair, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) Pañcacūḍā (पञ्चचूडा):—[=pañca-cūḍā] [from pañca-cūḍa > pañca] f. = -coḍā, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of an Apsaras, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Pañcacūḍā (पञ्चचूडा):—[pañca-cūḍā] (ḍā) 1. f. A nymph.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pancacuda 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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