Pancaka, Pañcaka: 15 definitions
Pancaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Panchaka.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Pañcaka (पञ्चक).—One of the two soldiers presented to Subrahmaṇya by Indra for the battle between the devas and asuras. The other was named Utkrośa. (Śloka 35, Chapter 45, Śalya Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Pañcaka (पञ्चक).—A royal line established by Viśvasphāṇi.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 378.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Pañcaka (पञ्चक) or Pañcakādri is the name of a mountain whose lord is named Diṇḍimālin: a great warrior (mahāratha) who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Prabhāsa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... then four more great warriors, armed with bows, sent by Śrutaśarman, surrounded Prabhāsa:... the second Diṇḍimālin, whose home was the hill of Pañcaka”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Pañcaka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
See Pandaka and Pancika.
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Pāñcaka.—(CII 3), a committee. See pañca-maṇḍalī and pañcakula. Note: pāñcaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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Pañcaka.—(CII 4), same as Pañcāyat. Note: pañcaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
pañcaka : (nt.) a pentad; a group of five.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pañcaka, (adj.) (fr. pañca) fivefold, consisting of five J. I, 116 (°kammaṭṭhāna); Dhs. chapters 167—175 (°naya fivefold system of jhāna, cp. Dhs. translation 52); SnA 318 (°nipāta of Aṅguttara).—nt. pañcakaṃ a pentad, five Vin. I, 255 (the 5 parts of the kaṭhina robe, see Vin. Texts II. 155), cp. p. 287; pl. pañcakā sets of five Vism. 242. The 32 ākāras or constituents of the human body are divided into 4 pañcaka’s (i.e. sets of 5 more closely related parts), viz. taca° “skin-pentad, ” the 5 dermatoid constituents: kesā, lomā, nakhā, dantā, taco; vakka° the next five, ending with the kidneys; papphāsa° id. ending with the lungs & comprising the inner organs proper; matthaluṅga° id. ending with the brain, and 2 chakka’s (sets of 6), viz. meda° & mutta°. See e.g. VbhA. 249, 258. (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.
Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pañcaka (पंचक).—n (S) An aggregate of five. 2 The five Nakshatras from the latter half of Dhanishṭha to the first half of Ashwini; during which certain works are forbidden. 3 A certain number--To the number of a particular lagna add the number of the preceding lunar day, and divide the sum by 9: the remainder, if it be 1, 2, 4, 6, or 8 is a pañcaka. These have distinct names, and are all unlucky.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pañcaka (पंचक).—n pañcakaḍī f An aggregate of five.
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-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) Consisting of five.
2) Relating to five.
3) Made of five.
4) Bought with five.
5) Taking five percent.
-kaḥ, -kam 1 A collection or aggregate of five; अम्लपञ्चकम् (amlapañcakam).
2) the pentad of five नक्षत्र (nakṣatra)s beginning from धनिष्ठा (dhaniṣṭhā) and ending in रेवती (revatī).
-kam A field of battle.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Pañcaka (पञ्चक).—adj. (as in Sanskrit and Pali in this meaning), con- sisting of five, forming a group of five; regularly of the bhadravargīya (or the like, q.v.) monks; pañcakā bha- [Page315-a+ 71] dra° LV 245.16; 246.2; 404.7, etc.; Mv ii.241.2; iii.322.20; 415.7, et alibi; without the word bhadra° but certainly or probably referring to them, as bhikṣavaḥ Jm 51.19; Suv 239.10; SP 56.10; pañcakehi (by em.) saha tehi munīhi (same group) Mv i.72.10.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Five or relating to five, made of five, bought with five, &c. m.
(-kaḥ) Any collection or aggregate of five, a five. n.
(-kaṃ) A field of battle. E. pañca five, and kan aff.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+18): Pancaka-shala-pratya, Pancakadi, Pancakadri, Pancakalapravartana, Pancakalasha, Pancakalavit, Pancakalpa, Pancakalpin, Pancakalyana, Pancakalyanacampu, Pancakalyanaka, Pancakalyanakamala, Pancakama, Pancakamaguna, Pancakamasika, Pancakanga, Pancakantaka, Pancakapala, Pancakapalika, Pancakaran-oparika.
Ends with (+39): Agnihotrapancaka, Agnipancaka, Amlapancaka, Angulipancaka, Anguripancaka, Antahkaranapancaka, Arogyapancaka, Bahavapancaka, Bakapancaka, Balapancaka, Banapancaka, Bhishmapancaka, Caramashlokapancaka, Caurapancaka, Dhanishthapancaka, Dhanvantaripancaka, Dhanyapancaka, Grahapancaka, Gunapancaka, Hanipancaka.
Full-text (+57): Angulipancaka, Pancapancaka, Samantapancaka, Pancika, Amlapancaka, Pancakavidhi, Pancakashanti, Vyaptipancakarahasya, Vyaptipancakatika, Kakudha Vagga, Sekhabala Vagga, Sanna Vagga, Mundaraja Vagga, Pancangika Vagga, Saddhamma Vagga, Bhishmapancakavrata, Duccarita Vagga, Tikantaki Vagga, Somapancaka, Pancakamasika.
Search found 13 books and stories containing Pancaka, Pañcaka, Pāñcaka; (plurals include: Pancakas, Pañcakas, Pāñcakas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 4 - The Discourse on The Cha-pañcaka < [Chapter 32b - The Buddha’s Fourteenth Vassa at Savatthi]
(10) Tenth Pāramī: The Perfection of Equanimity (upekkhā-pāramī) < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
Brahmacariya-Pañcama Sīla < [Chapter 6 - On Pāramitā]
The Bhagavata Purana (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
Chapter 82 - Krishna and Balarama Meet the Inhabitants of Vrndavana < [Canto X - The Summum Bonum]
Chapter 16 - Lord Parasurama Destroys the World’s Ruling Class < [Canto IX - Liberation]
Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.3.136 < [Part 3 - Fraternal Devotion (sakhya-rasa)]
Verse 3.4.84 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Verse 3.1.51 < [Part 1 - Neutral Love of God (śānta-rasa)]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 32 - The Rite of Jyeṣṭha Pañcaka < [Section 2 - Puruṣottama-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 32 - The Efficacy of Bhīṣmapañcaka Vrata < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 17 - Story of Dantila and Kohala < [Section 7 - Vaiśākhamāsa-māhātmya]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)