Pancalika, Pañcālikā, Pāñcālikā, Pāñcālika: 9 definitions


Pancalika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Panchalika.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pāñcālika (पाञ्चालिक).—(PĀÑCĀLIKEŚA). A Yakṣa who was a son of Kubera. In some parts of Bhārata this Yakṣa is worshipped as a deity. It is believed that Śiva had given Pāñcālīka a boon that he who worships him whether he be man or woman, young or old, would become intoxicated with vigour. There is a story behind Pāñcālika obtaining this boon:—

When Satī who was insulted at the Dakṣayāga was cousumed by fire a bereaved Śiva sat inactive and moody at a lonely place. When this continued for a long time Kāmadeva (god of love) at the request of the other devas sent arrows against him and made him lustful. Śiva then started running passionately calling the name of his wife and finding her nowhere jumped into the river Kālindī to commit suicide. (The waters of Kālindī became black from that time onwards). Kālindī was unable to bear the burden of the soul of Śiva and so he had to get out to the shore and run again. At this time Kāmadeva sent another arrow, unmādāstra (arrow of intoxication) also against Śiva. Śiva could not bear the impact of the two arrows together and he laboured under great strain. Just then he saw Pāñcālika son of Kubera coming that way. Śiva then made him understand his difficulties and requested him to take charge of the force of the arrows from him. Pāñcālika did so and saved Śiva from his toil. Pleased at this Śiva blessed him. He said that Pāñcālika will be worshipped by people in the month of Caitra and all those who do so will be invigorated. He added that henceforth he would be known as Pāñcālikeśa also.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pañcālikā.—(IA 9), same as Pañcālī; a Pañcāyat board or its members. Note: pañcālikā 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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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pañcālikā (पञ्चालिका).—A doll, puppet.; cf. पाञ्चालिका (pāñcālikā).

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Pāñcālikā (पाञ्चालिका).—A doll, puppet; स्तन्यत्यागात् प्रभृति सुमुखी दन्तपाञ्चालिकेव क्रीडायोगं तदनु विनयं प्रापिता वर्धिता च (stanyatyāgāt prabhṛti sumukhī dantapāñcālikeva krīḍāyogaṃ tadanu vinayaṃ prāpitā vardhitā ca) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.5; चतुःषष्टिपाञ्चालिका (catuḥṣaṣṭipāñcālikā) the 64 arts collectively.

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

Pāñcalikā (पाञ्चलिका).—f.

(-kā) A doll, a puppet: see pāñcālikā .

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Pāñcālikā (पाञ्चालिका).—f.

(-kā) A doll, a puppet: see pāñcālī .

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

1) Pañcālikā (पञ्चालिका):—[from pañcālaka > pañcāla] f. a doll, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a style of singing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Pāñcālikā (पाञ्चालिका):—[from pāñcālaka > pāñcāla] a f. a princess of the P°s [ib.]

4) [v.s. ...] a doll, puppet (also written calikā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Pāñcālika (पाञ्चालिक):—[from pāñcāla] mf(ī)n. = laka

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [Daśakumāra-carita]

7) Pāñcālikā (पाञ्चालिका):—[from pāñcālika > pāñcāla] b f. (with catuḥ-ṣaṣṭi) the 64 arts collectively, [Catalogue(s)]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pāñcalikā (पाञ्चलिका):—(kā) 1. f. A doll.

2) Pāñcālikā (पाञ्चालिका):—(kā) 1. f. A doll.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pañcālikā (पञ्चालिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paṃcāliā.

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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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