Pancanada, Pañcanada, Pāñcanada, Pañcanāda, Pancan-nada: 13 definitions


Pancanada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Panchanada.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pancanada in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—A land of the north-western side of Bhārata. This is at present called the Punjab. When Nakula conquered the western states he conquered Pañcanada also. (Śloka 11, Chapter 32, Mahābhārata). Five rivers of names Vipāśā (Vyāsa), Śatadrū (Sutlej), Irāvatī (Rāvī), Cndrabhāgā (Chenab) and Vitastā (Jhelum) run through this place and that is why the place is called Pañcanada.

2) Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—A sacred place in Kurukṣetra. If one bathes in the holy pond of Koṭitīrtha there, one would get the benefit of performing an Aśvamedha. (Chapter 83, Vana Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—The sacred place for the performance of śrāddha, at the confluence of the Sindhu and the ocean;1 Arjuna halted here on his way to Indraprastha from Dvārakā.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 13. 57; Vāyu-purāṇa 77. 56.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 38-12.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Pañcanada (पञ्चनद) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.29.10, V.19.29, VI.20.10, VI.52.5, VIII.30.74) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pañcanada) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Pañcanada also refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. ).

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Pancanada in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Pañcanāda (पञ्चनाद) refers to the “five kinds of sound” [=nādaḥ samutpannaḥ sa ca pañcavidhaḥ smṛtaḥ], according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Sound (nāda) has arisen from Resonance (dhvani) and is said to be of five kinds as 1) subtle (sūkṣma), 2) very subtle (susūkṣma), 3) manifest (vyakta), 4) unmanifest (avyakta), and 5) artificial (kṛtrima). It is placed within the half-portion of the Self, in the lower place. From there it brings about emanation, which is of many forms. The subtle bliss is in Udyāna. That which is within the very subtle is in Jālākhya. Similarly, the unmanifest is in Pūrṇākhya, the manifest is in Kāmākhya. The artificial (sound) is (brought about) by the conjunction (of objects) and is located in space (ākāśa). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Pancanada in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Pañcanada (पञ्चनद) refers to a country identified with Punjab, belonging to “Apara or Aparadeśa (western divisions)” classified under the constellations of Jyeṣṭhā, Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍha, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Jyeṣṭhā, Mūla and Pūrvāṣāḍha represent the western divisions consisting of [i.e., Pañcanada] [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pāñcanada (पाञ्चनद).—a.

1) (- f.) Prevalent in the पञ्चनद (pañcanada) or Punjab.

-daḥ A prince of the Punjab.

2) (pl.) Its inhabitants.

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Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—'the country of five rivers, the modern Panjab (the five rivers being śatadru, vipāśā, irāvatī, candrabhāgā and vitastā, or the modern names Sutlej, Beas, Ravee, Chenab and Jhelum).

Derivable forms: pañcanadaḥ (पञ्चनदः).

Pañcanada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and nada (नद).

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

Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—m.

(-daḥ) The Panjab, or country of five rivers, viz. the Satadru, Vipasa, Iravati, Chandrabhaga and Vitastha. E. pañca, nadī a river, ac aff.

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

Pāñcanada (पाञ्चनद).—i. e. pañcan -nada + a, I. adj. Observed in Pañcanada, i. e. the Panjab. Ii. m. 1. A prince of Pañcanada. 2. pl. The inhabitants of Pañcanada.

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Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—I. n. 1. the country which is now called Panjāb. 2. the name of a river. Ii. m. 1. pl. the inhabitants of the Panjāb. 2. a proper name. Mahā-nadī, f. a great river, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 98; = Gaṅgā, Chr. 26, 70.

Pañcanada is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and nada (नद).

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

Pañcanada (पञ्चनद).—[neuter] the (country of the) five rivers, the Pañjāb; [masculine] [plural] the inhabitants of it.

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

1) Pañcanada (पञ्चनद):—[=pañca-nada] [from pañca] n. the Pañjāb or country of 5 rivers (viz. the Śata-dru, Vipāśā, Irāvatī, Candra-bhāgā, and Vitastā, id est. the Sutlej, Beās, Rāvī, Chenāb, and Jhelum or Behut), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Rājataraṅgiṇī] (also f(ī). , [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi])

2) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce Tīrthas ([especially] of one near the junction of the Kiraṇā and, Dhūta-pāpā with the Ganges after the union of the latter river with the Yamunā and Sarasvatī), [Mahābhārata; Skanda-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] m. or n. Name of a river produced by the junction of the 5 rivers of the Pañjāb and which falls into the Sindhu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a prince of Pañca-nada, [Mahābhārata] ([plural] the inhabitants of Pañca-nada, [Mahābhārata])

5) [v.s. ...] Name of an Asura, [Harivaṃśa]

6) [v.s. ...] of a teacher, [Vāmana-purāṇa]

7) Pāñcanada (पाञ्चनद):—[=pāñca-nada] [from pāñca] mf(ī)n. relating to or prevailing in the Pañjāb, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] m. a prince of the P° [Varāha-mihira]

9) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] the inhabitants of the P° [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira]

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

Pañcanada (पञ्चनद):—[pañca-nada] (daḥ) 1. m. The Puṃjāb.

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