Pancagni, aka: Pañcāgni, Pancan-agni; 6 Definition(s)
Pancagni means something in 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 Panchagni.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pañcāgni (पञ्चाग्नि).—Rohiṇī, a daughter and Soma, a son, were born to Niśā the third wife of Manu, an Agni. Besides these they got five sons in the form of Agni (fire) and these five are called Pañcāgnis. They are Vaiśvānara, Viśvapati, Sannihita, Kapila and Agraṇī.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
Pañcāgni (पञ्चाग्नि).—Five fires eligible for Pārvaṇa śrāddha;1 performance of penance by Yayāti for a year in the midst of five fires;2 created by Agniśarman from his face. These are Dakṣināgni, Gārhapatya, Āhavanīya, Sabhya, and Āvasathya.3Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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
pañcāgni (पंचाग्नि).—m pl (S) The five fires collectively amidst which a devotee performs penance or devotion. Vide infra. 2 The five mystic fires of the body. 3 m A Brahman of the gṛhastha-order maintaining five fires.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pañcāgni (पंचाग्नि).—m The five fires collectively amidst which a devotee performs penance or devotion.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) an aggregate of five sacred fires; i. e. (anvāhāryapacana or dakṣiṇa, gārhapatya, āhavanīya, sabhya, and āva- sathya).
2) a householder who maintains the five sacred fires; पञ्चाग्नयो धृतव्रताः (pañcāgnayo dhṛtavratāḥ) Māl.1; Ms.3.185.
3) five mystic fires supposed to exist in the body; तेजो ह्यग्निस्तथा क्रोधश्चक्षुरूष्मा तथैव च । अग्निर्जरयते यच्च पञ्चाग्नेयाः शरीरिणः (tejo hyagnistathā krodhaścakṣurūṣmā tathaiva ca | agnirjarayate yacca pañcāgneyāḥ śarīriṇaḥ) || Mb.12.184.21.
4) one who is acquainted with the doctrine of these fires. °साधनम् (sādhanam) four fires on four sides and the sun above the head. This is a form of penance.
Derivable forms: pañcāgniḥ (पञ्चाग्निः).
Pañcāgni is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and agni (अग्नि).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pañcāgni (पञ्चाग्नि).—n. (-gni) 1. A collection of five fires, amidst which a devotee performs penance during the summer season; or four fires lighted severally to the north, south, east and west, and the sun over head. 2. Five mystic fires, supposed to be present in the body. m.
(-gniḥ) 1. A householder who maintains five fires, or the domestic one, and one for warming visitors in addition to the other three. 2. One who is acquainted with the doctrine of the five mystic fires. viz:—anvāhārya, pacana, gārhapatya, āhavanīya, sabhya and āvasathya . E. pañca five, and agni fire.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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