Pancajanya, aka: Pañcajanya, Panca-janya, Pāñcajanya; 8 Definition(s)
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Alternative spellings of this word include Panchajanya.
1) Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—The conch of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (See under Pañcaja).
2) Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—A forest near the mountain of Raivataka. (Dākṣiṇātya Pāṭha; Chapter 38, Sabhā Parva).
3) Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—An agni (fire). It was so called because it was born of the parts of five sages. It was called Tapa also. (Chapter 220, Vana Parva).(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
1) Pañcajanya (पञ्चजन्य).—An upadvīpa to Jambūdvīpa.*
- * Bhāgavata-purāṇa V. 19. 30.
2) Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—The conch of Kṛṣṇa, blown by him at the siege of Mathurā by Jarāsandha.*
- * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 21. 30; Bhāgavata-purāṇa VIII. 4. 19; X. 50. 24[1-2]; 51 (v) 27; 59. 6; XI. 27. 27.
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.
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)
The conch (śaṅkha) is named pañcajanya which means ‘born-of-five’ and it is the representation of the pure-notion-of-individuality, (sattvika-ahamkara), from which are evolved the principles of the five elements. (Padma Purana 4;79;222). According to the Vedic account of creation, in the beginning Brahman (the Supreme Being) alone existed then a desire arose to create the first ego-sense arose within Him, and from this primeval ego-sense gradually the process of creation was set into motion.(Source): SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama
Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—Name of Krishna’s conch.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—The conchshell of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.(Source): ISKCON Press: Glossary
Languages of India and abroad
pāñcajanya (पांचजन्य).—m (S) The śaṅkha or conch of viṣṇu. Applied fig. to the striking of the hand against the mouth in loud plaints or bellowing.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pāñcajanya (पांचजन्य).—m The śaṅkha or conch of viṣṇu. Fig. The striking of the hand against the mouth in loud plaints or bellowing.(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) Name of the conch of Kriṣna; स तु पञ्चजनं हत्वा शङ्खं लेभे जनार्दनः । स च देवमनुष्येषु पाञ्चजन्य इति श्रुतः (sa tu pañcajanaṃ hatvā śaṅkhaṃ lebhe janārdanaḥ | sa ca devamanuṣyeṣu pāñcajanya iti śrutaḥ) || Hariv.; (dadhāno) निध्वानमश्रूयत पाञ्चजन्यः (nidhvānamaśrūyata pāñcajanyaḥ) Śi.3.21; Bg.1.15.
2) Kāśyapa, Vasiṣṭha, Prāṇa, Aṇgirasa, and Chyavana.
3) अग्नि (agni) produced from the five fires; Śabda Chi.
Derivable forms: pāñcajanyaḥ (पाञ्चजन्यः).(Source): DDSA: The practical 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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