Pancakapala, Pāñcakapāla, Pañcakapāla, Pancan-kapala: 2 definitions

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Pancakapala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Panchakapala.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāñcakapāla (पाञ्चकपाल).—a. (- f.) Relating to an oblation offered in five cups (kapāla); P.IV.1.88. Patañ.

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Pañcakapāla (पञ्चकपाल).—a. prepared or offered in five cups.

Pañcakapāla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and kapāla (कपाल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcakapāla (पञ्चकपाल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) A particular ceremony in which ghee is offered in five cups. E. pañca five, kapāla a concave piece of pottery skull-shaped.

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Pāñcakapāla (पाञ्चकपाल).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lī-laṃ) Relating to or part of that oblation which is offered in five cups. E. pañcakapāla, q. v. aṇ aff.

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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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