Pancakroshi, Pañcakrōśī, Pañcakrośī, Pancan-kroshi: 5 definitions
Pancakroshi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
The Sanskrit terms Pañcakrōśī and Pañcakrośī can be transliterated into English as Pancakrosi or Pancakroshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Panchakroshi.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pañcakrōśī (पंचक्रोशी).—f (pañca & krōśa. A space of five or six miles around.) A term for a knot or cluster of villages. 2 also pañcakrōśīcī yātrā f Making the circuit of the hallowed spots around Benares.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pañcakrōśī (पंचक्रोशी).—f A term for a knot of cluster of villages within a circuit of five kosas.
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 dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a distance of five Kroṣas.
2) Name of the city, Banares.
Pañcakrośī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and krośī (क्रोशी).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcakrośī (पञ्चक्रोशी):—[=pañca-krośī] [from pañca] f. a distance of 5 Krośas, the ground extending to that distance round Benares (cf. [Religious Thought and Life in India 218, 1; 435])
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Pañcakrośī (पञ्चक्रोशी):—(pañcan + krośa) f. wohl eine Entfernung von 5 Krośa: yātrā [SKANDA-Pāṇini’s acht Bücher] in [Oxforder Handschriften 75,b,26]; vgl. pañcakrośakrama [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1236.]
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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The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 22 - The greatness of Viśveśvara, the arrival of Rudra at Kāśī < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 42 - The difference between Saguṇa and Nirguṇa < [Section 4 - Koṭirudra-Saṃhitā]
Chapter 1 - The discussion among Vyāsa, Śaunaka and others < [Section 6 - Kailāsa-saṃhitā]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 62 - The Glory of Gomatī Kuṇḍa < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 7 - The Seven Holy Cities < [Section 1 - Pūrvārdha]
Chapter 84 - Tirthas from the Confluence of Gangā and Varaṇā up to Maṇikarṇikā < [Section 2 - Uttarārdha]