Pancakrishna, Pañcakṛṣṇa, Pancan-krishna: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pañcakṛṣṇa can be transliterated into English as Pancakrsna or Pancakrishna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchakrishna.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

[«previous next»] — Pancakrishna in Vaishnavism glossary
Source: Acta Orientalia vol. 74 (2013): Historical sequence of the Vaiṣṇava Divyadeśas

Pañcakṛṣṇa is short for Pañcakṛṣṇakṣetra (Kṛṣṇāraṇyakṣetra, Saptapuṇyakṣetra), which refers to Kaṇṇapuram, one of the 108 Vaishnava Divya Desam (divyadeśas or divyasthalas), located in the topographical division of Cōḻanāṭu (“Chola country”), according to the 9th century Nālāyirativviyappirapantam (shortly Nālāyiram).—Tradition would record the Vaiṣṇava divyadeśas or divyasthalas are 108. The divyadeśa is a base of the cult of Viṣṇu in Viṣṇuism [Vaiṣṇavism] tradition. The list of 108 [viz., Pañcakṛṣṇa] seems to have reached maturation by about the early 9th century CE as all the deśas are extolled in the hymns of the twelve Āḻvārs.

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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’).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancakrishna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcakṛṣṇa (पञ्चकृष्ण).—A kind of game.

-ṣṇāḥ The five deities of Mahānubhāva sect namely चक्रवर्ती कृष्ण (cakravartī kṛṣṇa), Datta of Mātāpura, Gundam Raul of ऋद्धिपुर, चांगदेव राऊळ (ṛddhipura, cāṃgadeva rāūḷa) of द्वारावती (dvārāvatī) and चांगदेव राऊळ (cāṃgadeva rāūḷa) of प्रतिष्ठान (pratiṣṭhāna).

Derivable forms: pañcakṛṣṇaḥ (पञ्चकृष्णः).

Pañcakṛṣṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and kṛṣṇa (कृष्ण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcakṛṣṇa (पञ्चकृष्ण):—[=pañca-kṛṣṇa] [from pañca] m. ‘having 5 black spots’, a species of poisonous insect, [Suśruta]

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Pancakrishna in German

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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 (even English!). 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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