Pancapatra, aka: Pañcapātra, Pancan-patra; 5 Definition(s)

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India history and geogprahy

Pañca-pātra.—(SITI), literally, ‘a vessel made of five [metals]’; offerings of food made to a deity along with cooked rice; probably the same as pañca-bhakṣya. Note: pañca-pātra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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pañcapātra (पंचपात्र).—n pañcapātrī f (pānapātraṃ S or from pāñca Five i.e. many uses and purposes, and pātra A vessel.) A little cylindrical metal vessel; serving countless purposes in a Brahman's household.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcapātra (पंचपात्र).—n pañcapātrī f A little cylindrical metal vessel, serving countless pur- poses in a Bra'hman's household.

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

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Pañcapātra (पञ्चपात्र).—

1) five vessels taken collectively.

2) a Srāddha in which offerings are made in five vessels.

Derivable forms: pañcapātram (पञ्चपात्रम्).

Pañcapātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and pātra (पात्र).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcapātra (पञ्चपात्र).—n.

(-traṃ) 1. Five plates collectively. 2. A Sraddha in which offerings are made in five vessels. E. pañca five, and pātra a vessel.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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