Pancadasha, Pañcadasa, Pañcadaśa, Pancadasa, Pāñcadaśa, Pancan-dasha: 6 definitions


Pancadasha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—A svara variety of a sāma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 51, 52; Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 49.
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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pañcadasa : (adj.) fifteen.

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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—a.

1) fifteenth.

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

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—mfn.

(-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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—[feminine] ī the fifteenth, increased by or consisting of 15; [feminine] ī the 15^th day.

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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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