Pancavarsha, Pañcavarṣa: 4 definitions
Pancavarsha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
The Sanskrit term Pañcavarṣa can be transliterated into English as Pancavarsa or Pancavarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Panchavarsha.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Pañcavarṣa (पञ्चवर्ष) refers to the “assembly of five hundred”, according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter 3).—Accordingly, “When the Buddha was in this world, the doctrine did not meet any opposition. After the Buddha had departed, when the doctrine was recited for the first time, it was still as it was in the time when the Buddha was alive.—A hundred years later, king Aśoka brought together a great assembly of five hundred (pañcavarṣa-pariṣad) and the great masters of the Dharma debated. As a result of their differences, two distinct sects (nikāya) subsequently developed, [each] having a name. [...]”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcavarṣa (पञ्चवर्ष).—[adjective] five years old.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pañcavarṣa (पञ्चवर्ष):—[=pañca-varṣa] [from pañca] mfn. ([Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]) 5 years old
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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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Ends with: Shatpancavarsha.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 3.4.153 < [Chapter 4 - Descriptions of Śrī Acyutānanda’s Pastimes and the Worship of Śrī Mādhavendra]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)