Pancanada, aka: Pañcanada, Pāñcanada, Pancan-nada; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Panchanada.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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. ).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pancanada in Sanskrit glossary... « previous · [P] · next »

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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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