Pancadasha, aka: Pañcadasa, Pañcadaśa, Pancadasa, Pāñcadaśa, Pancan-dasha; 4 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Pañcadaśa and Pāñcadaśa can be transliterated into English as Pancadasa or Pancadasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Panchadasha.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—A svara variety of a sāma.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 51, 52; Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 49.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
pañcadasa : (adj.) fifteen.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Pāñcadaśa (पाञ्चदश).—a. (-śī f.), [pāñcadaśya] (-śyī f.)
1) Relating to the fifteenth day of a month.
2) Being kindled by fifteen Sāmidhenī mantras; वह्निं यथा दारुणि पाञ्चदश्यं मनीषया निष्कर्षन्ति गूढम् (vahniṃ yathā dāruṇi pāñcadaśyaṃ manīṣayā niṣkarṣanti gūḍham) Bhāg.6.4.27.
See also (synonyms): pāñcadaśya.
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2) increased by fifteen; as in पञ्चदशं शतम् (pañcadaśaṃ śatam) 'one hundred and fifteen'.
Pañcadaśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and daśa (दश).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) Fifteen or fifteenth. f. (-śī) The fifteenth day of a half month, full or new moon. E. pañca five, daśan ten, aff. ḍaṭ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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