Pancaka, aka: Pañcaka; 11 Definition(s)

Introduction

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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Pañcaka (पञ्चक).—A royal line established by Viśvasphāṇi.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 378.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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.

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Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

See Pandaka and Pancika.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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).

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India history and geogprahy

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.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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pañcaka : (nt.) a pentad; a group of five.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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. trsln 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)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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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 Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcaka (पंचक).—n pañcakaḍī f An aggregate of five.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcaka (पञ्चक).—a.

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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Samantapancaka
Samantapañcaka (समन्तपञ्चक).—A holy tīrtha (bath) founded by Paraśurāma. General information. S...
Dhanyapancaka
Dhānyapañcaka (धान्यपञ्चक).—the following grains; शालि, व्रीहि, शूक, शिखि (śāli, vrīhi, śūka, ś...
Nimbapancaka
Nimbapañcaka (निम्बपञ्चक).—The five products (leaf, flower, bark, fruit and root) of निम्ब (nim...
Pancakadri
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Ksharapancaka
Kṣārapañcaka (क्षारपञ्चक).—Name of a collection of five articles (Mar. java, puṣkara, sarjī, pa...
Kalyanapancaka
Kalyāṇapañcaka (कल्याणपञ्चक).—a. horse with white feet and white mouth, a kind of horse; यस्य प...
Amlapancaka
Amlapañcaka (अम्लपञ्चक).—a collection of five kinds of vegetables and fruits; कौलं च दाडिमं चैव...
Anguripancaka
Aṅguripañcaka (अङ्गुरिपञ्चक) or Aṅgurīpañcaka (अङ्गुरीपञ्चक).—the five fingers collectively. De...
Bhishmapancaka
Bhīṣmapañcaka (भीष्मपञ्चक).—Name of the five days from the eleventh to the fifteenth of the bri...
Balapancaka
Balāpañcaka (बलापञ्चक).—A pentad of the five medicinal herbs; बला, महाबला, नागबला, अतिबला (bal...
Ratnapancaka
Ratnapañcaka (रत्नपञ्चक).—the 5 jewels (viz. gold, silver, pearls, the rājāvarta diamond and co...
Nimbukapancaka
Nimbūkapañcaka (निम्बूकपञ्चक).—the five fruits (citron, īḍa, a lime, sweet lime, and laghu īḍa)...
Angulipancaka
Aṅgulipañcaka (अङ्गुलिपञ्चक) or Aṅgulīpañcaka (अङ्गुलीपञ्चक).—the five fingers collectively. De...
Bakapancaka
Bakapañcaka (बकपञ्चक).—the last five days of the bright half of the month of Kārtika (during wh...
Kshirivrikshapancaka
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