Pancartha, Pañcārtha, Panca-artha: 5 definitions
Pancartha 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 Panchartha.
Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram
Pañcārtha (पञ्चार्थ) refers to the “five-fold reality”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “[...] It is Śiva’s will in the form of the Transmental and With Mind, (arisen as) both non-dual and dual (respectively). [...] And (that energy) With Mind generates the Five-fold Reality (pañcārtha) within this universe. The Transmental, who is Śiva’s capacity (to do all things) (sāmarthya), bestows the most excellent knowledge. She, the Supreme Goddess, again then spontaneously (svecchayā) devours the universe. The permutation (of the Transmental) is said to be the Light that precedes the mistress of the Wheel of Rays (of divine consciousness). [...]”.
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.
India history and geographySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Pañcārtha.—(CII 4), the Pāśupata sect of the Śaivas. Note: pañcārtha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcārtha (पञ्चार्थ):—[from pañca] n. sg. the 5 things (with Pāśupatas), [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]
[Sanskrit to German]
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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Search found 4 books and stories containing Pancartha, Pañcārtha, Panca-artha, Pañca-artha; (plurals include: Pancarthas, Pañcārthas, arthas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Cidgaganacandrika (study) (by S. Mahalakshmi)
Verse 111 [Dikcarī illumines the Bindu leading Bhūcarī also towards Laya] < [Chapter 3 - Third Vimarśa]
Verse 257 [Prakāśa-Vimarśa couple cause Nama-rūpā in manifestation] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Verse 241-242 [Sūrya enjoys Bliss with grace of Śakti] < [Chapter 4 - Fourth Vimarśa]
Lakulisha-Pashupata (Philosophy and Practice) (by Geetika Kaw Kher)
Ganakarika by Acharya Bhasarvajna < [Chapter 4 - The Philosophical Context]
Introducing Lakulisa-Pasupata philosophy < [Chapter 4 - The Philosophical Context]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]
The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha (by E. B. Cowell)