Pancami, Pañcamī: 8 definitions



Pancami 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchami.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pañcamī (पञ्चमी).—An ancient river of Uttara Bhārata. People used to drink water from this river. Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pañcamī (पञ्चमी).—A name of Lalitā; a śaktī.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 17. 18; 36. 25.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pāñcamī (पाञ्चमी) refers to one of the jātis (melodic class) related to the madhyama-grāma, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 28. It is therefore also known as pāñcamījāti. Jāti refers to a recognized melody-type and can be seen as a precursor to rāgas which replaced them.

According to the Nāṭyaśāstra 28.132-134, “ In the pañcamī-jāti, the aṃśa (key note) is ṛṣabha and pañcama, the apanyāsa (semi-terminal note) is ṛṣabha, pañcama and niṣāda, the nyāsa (terminal note) is pañcama; ṛṣabha and madhyama are dropped from it. The hexatonic (ṣāḍava / ṣāḍavita) and pentatonic treatments (auḍava / auḍavita) in it should be as in the madhyama. And ṣaḍja, gāndhāra and madhyama should be made weak (alpatva, i.e., reduced), and madhyama and ṛṣabha should come together (saṃcara) in it and go to gāndhāra, and niṣāda should also be made weak (i.e., reduced)”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Pañcamī (पञ्चमी).—The fifth case;ending of the fifth or ablative case as prescribed by rules of Pāņini cf. अपादाने पञ्चमी (apādāne pañcamī), P. II. 3-7, 10, etc.

2) Pañcamī.—The imperative mood; cf. Kāt.III.1.18.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Pañcamī (पञ्चमी) refers to one of the various “lunar days” (tithi):—There are approximately 29.5 lunar days in a lunar month. The first fifteen days begin with the first phase of the waxing moon (pratipat) and end with the full moon (pūrṇimā). [...] In accordance with the lunar day, one would utter, [for example, pañcamī-tithau].

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcamī (पंचमी).—f (S) The fifth day of either half-month. 2 In grammar. The fifth case.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pañcamī (पंचमी).—f The fifth day of either half- month. In grammar. The fifth case or the ablative.

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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 dictionary

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

1) Pañcamī (पञ्चमी):—[from pañcama > pañca] a f. See below

2) [from pañca] b f. (of ma q.v.) the fifth day of the half month (sc. tithi), [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the 5th or ablative case (or its terminations), a word in the ablative, [Pāṇini 2-1, 12 etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a termination of the imperative, [Kātantra]

5) [v.s. ...] (in music) a [particular] Rāgiṇī or Mūrchanā

6) [v.s. ...] a brick having the length of 1/5 (of a Puruṣa), [Śulba-sūtra]

7) [v.s. ...] = pañcanī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of Draupadī (who was the wife of 5; cf. pāñcāli), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] of a river, [Mahābhārata; Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

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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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