Pancamahapataka, Pañcamahāpātaka, Pancan-mahapataka, Pamcamahapataka: 4 definitions


Pancamahapataka 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 Panchamahapataka.

India history and geography

[«previous next»] — Pancamahapataka in India history glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pañca-mahāpātaka.—(EI 26; CII 3; CITD), the five great sins or heinous crimes, viz., killing a Brāhmaṇa, drinking intoxi- cating liquors, stealing gold, committing adultery with the wife of a guru and associating with any one guilty of these crimes. Cf. daś-āparādha, pañca-anantarya. Note: pañca-mahāpātaka 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 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pañcamahāpātaka (पञ्चमहापातक).—the five great sins; see महापातक (mahāpātaka) Manusmṛti 11. 54.

Derivable forms: pañcamahāpātakam (पञ्चमहापातकम्).

Pañcamahāpātaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and mahāpātaka (महापातक).

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

Pañcamahāpātaka (पञ्चमहापातक).—n. (kaṃ) The five great sins. They are thus described in Vachaspatya. viz:— brahmahatyā surāpānaṃ steyaṃ gurvaṅganāgamaḥ . mahānti pātakānyāhuḥ saṃsargaścāpi taiḥ saha ..

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancamahapataka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃcamahāpātaka (ಪಂಚಮಹಾಪಾತಕ):—[noun] (pl.) five hideous sins killing a Brāhmaṇa, drinking liquor or toddy, stealing of gold, having sexual relations with the wife of one’s teacher and associating with he who commits these or any of these sins.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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