Pancavata, aka: Pañcāvaṭa, Pañcavaṭa, Pancan-vata, Panca-vata; 3 Definition(s)
Pancavata 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 Panchavata.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Pañcavaṭa (पञ्चवट) refers to the name of a Tīrtha (pilgrim’s destination) mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. III.81.141). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pañca-vaṭa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Pañcāvaṭa (पञ्चावट).—The sacrificial cord worn across the shoulder.
Derivable forms: pañcāvaṭaḥ (पञ्चावटः).
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Pañcavaṭa (पञ्चवट).—the sacred or sacrificial thread worn across the breast (yajñopavīta).
Derivable forms: pañcavaṭaḥ (पञ्चवटः).
Pañcavaṭa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and vaṭa (वट).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
(-ṭaḥ) The Brahminical thread as worn across the breast; also pañcāvaṭa. f. (-ṭī) 1. Five fig-trees, viz:—the Indian and the holy fig, the Bel, Grislea tomentosa, Rox. (dhātrī) and Asoka, placed or planted in several quarters; viz. east, west, north, south and southeast. 2. Part of the great southern or Dandaka forest where the Godavari rises. E. pañca, and vaṭa the Indian fig.
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(-ṭaḥ) The sacrificial cord, as worn crossed upon the breast, the ends hanging over the shoulders. E. pañca spreading, vaṭ to surround, aff. ac, āṅ prefixed to the root; also pañcavaṭa .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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