Pancakosha, aka: Pañcakōṣa, Pañcakoṣa, Pañcakoṣā, Pancan-kosha; 4 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Pañcakōṣa and Pañcakoṣa and Pañcakoṣā can be transliterated into English as Pancakosa or Pancakosha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchakosha.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Pancakosha in Marathi glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

pañcakōṣa (पंचकोष) [or पंचकोश, pañcakōśa].—m pl S The five sheaths or envelopes of the Spirit or Divine particle in animated beings, viz. annamayakōśa, prāṇamayakōśa, manōmaya- kōśa, vijñānamayakōśa, ānandamayakōśa. These--the material body, the animal soul, the self or I which asserts personality and property, the sense or belief of physical reality, the disposition (of an agent) to ascribe to itself its good deeds and goodness--constitute five cases or coverings of the Divine particle within (Divina particula aura), obstructing it from mōkṣa or mukti. See the five in order. Further, with these pañcakōśa agree the tri- dēha; i. e. with annamayakōśa agrees sthūladēha, with the three next (prāṇamayakōśa, manōmayakōśa, & vijñāna- kōśa) agrees sūkṣmaśarīra or liṅgadēha, and with ānandamayakōśa agrees kāraṇadēha.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcakōṣa (पंचकोष) [or pañcakōśa, or पंचकोश].—m pl The five sheaths or envelopes of the Spirit or Divine particle in animated beings.

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

Pancakosha in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

Pañcakoṣā (पञ्चकोषा).—m. (pl.) the five vestures or wrappers supposed to invest the soul; they are:-अन्नमयकोष (annamayakoṣa) or the earthly body (sthūlaśarīra); प्राणमयकोष (prāṇamayakoṣa) the vesture of the vital airs; मनो- मयकोष (mano- mayakoṣa) the sensorial vesture; विज्ञानमयकोष (vijñānamayakoṣa) the cognitional vesture (these three form the liṅgaśarīra); and आनन्द- मयकोष (ānanda- mayakoṣa) the last vesture, that of beatitude. कोषैरन्नमयाद्यैः पञ्चभिरात्मा न संवृतो भाति । निजशक्तिसमुप्तन्नैः शैवालपटलैरिवाम्बु वापीस्थम् (koṣairannamayādyaiḥ pañcabhirātmā na saṃvṛto bhāti | nijaśaktisamuptannaiḥ śaivālapaṭalairivāmbu vāpīstham) || Vivekachūdāmaṇi.

Derivable forms: pañcakoṣāḥ (पञ्चकोषाः).

Pañcakoṣā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and koṣā (कोषा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcakoṣā (पञ्चकोषा).—m. plu.

(-ṣā) The five sheathes supposed to invest the soul, or the Annamaya kosha, that supported by food, the gross form; the Pranamaya kosha, the organs of action; the Manomaya Kosha, the organs of perception, with the manas or mind; Vijnanamaya, the same with the Buddhi or intellect; and the Anandamaya, consisting of the elements of identity and divine wisdom. E. pañca, and koṣa a sheath.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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