Pancadha, Pañcadhā: 12 definitions
Pancadha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Panchadha.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा) refers to the “five-fold Yoga”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, while describing the signs of one who is a Siddha: “[...] The most excellent characteristic of a Siddha is that he does not fear living beings (sattva). He observes the five-fold Yoga [i.e., pañcadhā] of the beginning, continuity and fulfilment, the innate and the one born from universal being; he sees the omnipresent universe”.
Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा) refers to the “five-fold (life)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Sentient beings, inflamed by very intense pleasure [and] unsteady from affliction by wrong faith, wander about in a five-fold (pañcadhā) life that is difficult to be traversed. It has been stated at length that the cycle of rebirth which is full of suffering is five-fold on account of combining substance, place, right time, life and intention”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pañcadhā : (adv.) in five ways.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pañcadhā, (adv.) in five ways, fivefold DhsA. 351. (Page 389)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) In five parts.
2) In five ways.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा).—ind. In five ways, five-fold. E. pañcan five, and dhā aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा).—i. e. pañcan + dhā, adv. In five parts, five-fold, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 9.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा).—[adverb] in five parts or ways.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा):—[=pañca-dhā] [from pañca] ind. in 5 ways or parts, fivefold, [Atharva-veda]; etc.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcadhā (पञ्चधा):—[pañca-dhā] (dhā) adv. In five ways.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Search found 22 books and stories containing Pancadha, Pañcadhā, Panca-dha, Pañca-dhā; (plurals include: Pancadhas, Pañcadhās, dhas, dhās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 101 [Nāda’s path] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 87 [Śakterādya, Parināma, Prānā] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 146 [Pañcaśaktis dwell in Śaktitattva in causal form] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.1.300 < [Part 1 - Ecstatic Excitants (vibhāva)]
Verse 2.5.115 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Verse 2.5.120 < [Part 5 - Permanent Ecstatic Mood (sthāyī-bhāva)]
Prashna Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Contents of Different Types of Consciousness < [Chapter II - Mental States]
Immoral Mental States < [Chapter II - Mental States]
Summary of Feeling < [Chapter III - Miscellaneous Section]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 4.5 - Rājaśekhara’s concepts on Kāvyārtha (theme of poetry) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Mundaka Upanishad with Shankara’s Commentary (by S. Sitarama Sastri)