Pancajanya, Pañcajanya, Panca-janya, Pāñcajanya: 18 definitions
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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—The conchshell of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य) refers to:—The conch shell of Śrī kṛṣṇa, who took it from the demon Pañcajana after He slayed him. (cf. Glossary page from Arcana-dīpikā).
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)Source: SriMatham: Vaiṣṇava Iconology based on Pañcarātra Āgama
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.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य) refers to Viṣṇu’s conch, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.37. Accordingly:—“[...] Viṣṇu, the powerful, loudly blew his conch pāñcajanya delighting his own people. On hearing the sound of the conch, the devas who had fled before leaving off the battle-field returned quickly”.Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—Name of Krishna’s conch.
General definition (in Jainism)Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य) refers to a conch and represents one of the nine gifts of the Gods given to Tripṛṣṭha, according to chapter 4.1 [śreyāṃsanātha-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.
Accordingly:—“[...] The Vidyādharas, Jvalanajaṭin and others, mounted their chariots like lions a mountain-plateau. Then drawn by merit, the Gods gave Tripṛṣṭha a divine bow named Śārṅga, a club Kaumodakī, a conch Pāñcajanya, and a jewel named Kaustubha, a sword Nandaka, and a garland Vanamālā. They gave Balabhadra a plough named Saṃvartaka, a pestle named Saumanda, and a club named Candrikā. [...]”.
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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pāñcajanya (पांचजन्य).—m The śaṅkha or conch of viṣṇu. Fig. The striking of the hand against the mouth in loud plaints or bellowing.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-nyaḥ) 1. Krishna'S conch. 2. A name of fire. 3. Any shell. 4. A sort of fish, commonly Garai. E. pañcajana a demon, from whose bones the shell was made, yat aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—i. e. pañcan -jana + ya, m. 1. Kṛṣṇa’s conch, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 1, 15. 2. The name of a part of Jambu-dvīpa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य).—[adjective] relating to or containing the five tribes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य):—[=pāñca-janya] [from pāñca] (pā) mf(ā)n. relating to the 5 races of men, containing or extending over them etc., [Ṛg-veda] etc., [Brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata]
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Kṛṣṇa’s conch taken from the demon Pañca-jana, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] fire, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
4) [v.s. ...] fish or a species of f°, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of one of the 8 Upa-dvīpas in Jambu-dvīpa, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
6) Pāñcajanyā (पाञ्चजन्या):—[=pāñca-janyā] [from pāñca-janya > pāñca] f. [patronymic] of Asiknī, [ib.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य):—[pāñca-janya] (nyaḥ) 1. m. Krishna's conch; fire; a shell; kind of fish.
2) dhara (raḥ) 1. m. Krishna.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Pāñcajanya (पाञ्चजन्य):—Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) Adj. (f. ā) fünf oder die fünf Stämme enthaltend , sich darauf beziehend , sich über dieselben erstreckend u.s.w. —
2) m. — a) die dem Dämon Pañcajana abgenommene Muschel Kṛṣṇa's — b) *Feuer. — c) *Fisch. — d) Nomen proprium eines der 8 Upadvīpa in Jambudvīpa. —
3) f. pāñcajanyā Patron. der Asiknī.
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Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.1.31 < [Part 1 - Neutral Love of God (śānta-rasa)]
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Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 4 - Worshipping the Conch < [Section 5 - Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya]
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